Puerto Plata Dominican Republic Postal Code


About Puerto Plata

This is the third-largest city in the Dominican Republic. It is called San Felipe de Puerto Plata. It is the capital of the province of Puerto Plata. The city is a place to trade. Plata has resorts like Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada, both of which can be found east of the city centre. The city has 100,000 hotel beds. It is in Puerto Plata, where the first aerial tramway in the Caribbean is. You can ride it up to the Pico Isabel de Torres, a mountain in the city that is 793 metres tall (2600 feet).

Fort San Felipe, which was built in the 16th century and used as a prison during Rafael Trujillo's rule, is near the port of Puerta Plata. It was built in the same time. One of the best things to do in this city is to go to the amber museum. In the area of Puerto Plata, there is a settlement built by Christopher Columbus called La Isabella. In April 1563, the Spanish settlement became famous when the English slave trader Sir John Hawkins brought 400 people he had taken from Sierra Leone to the settlement, making it famous. When Hawkins killed people, he gave them to the Spanish so they could get pearls, hides, sugar, and a little gold. At this point, the UK began to get involved in the trade of Africans across the Atlantic.

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