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      Central Square Statues

      Puerto Plata Dec 16, 2016 at 2:38 PM

      There are two statues in Central Square in Puerto Plata. I know one of them is Geneal Luperon, but I haven't been able to find out who the other one is. Does anyone know who it is?

      6 Answers Dec 21, 2016 at 6:02 AM
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      Wooden houses

      Puerto Plata Nov 26, 2016 at 5:30 PM

      I was on a tour of the city of Puerto Plata and the guide (named Jesus) spoke English but with an accent. He said something that I didn't quite understand. It was something to the effect that if you didn't use wood for your house that you had to pay two fees, one to the governor. I have not been able to find anything about this on the internet. I asked the guy who runs the tour agency and his response was

      "I told to Jesus about your restlessness. I am sendimg you a Link where you can see some of our vitoriana Houses, and can read a little bit of the history, but you have to translate to english."

      I looked at this website and translated some of it, but it appears to be mostly an argument about whether they should call the wooden houses with the gingerbread trim 'Victorian' or some other term - because apparently Victorian is a bourgeois European type architecture.

      Can anyone think of what the guide was trying to say or the basic story behind it?

      2 Answers Dec 1, 2016 at 12:16 PM
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      puerto plata or punta cana?

      Puerto Plata Feb 2, 2016 at 8:22 PM

      looking for a mini getaway long wknd in april 14-17. Where should I go Puerto Plata or Punta Cana? Looking for all inclusive resorts.

      4 Answers Feb 3, 2016 at 12:00 PM
    • nightile for a single mature female who is a little shy

      Puerto Plata Nov 28, 2015 at 10:06 AM

      i've been in Puerto Plata for 3 months now living with mum and never been able to go for a night out alone; I am a little tense and introverted when it comes to socialize but at the same time im too young to just sit in front of the telly every single night. the place is slightly intimidating at night coz of the obvious attention, taxi offers, etc etc i just wanna be sure where im heading to before i venture out, im in puerto plata city centre and i want a place where i can feel welcome and relaxed maybe a little excited but not overwhelmed by sanky pankies or something like that..can anyone help at all i would be extremely grateful! thanx

    • Toronto, Ontario Travelers

      Puerto Plata Apr 27, 2015 at 2:43 PM

      Hey All!

      Is anyone travelling from Toronto, Ontario to Puerto Plata in late May/June?

      1 Answer Apr 27, 2015 at 2:52 PM
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      ac dc power

      Puerto Plata Oct 14, 2014 at 2:12 AM

      what electic power is 110 or 220 v?

      1 Answer Oct 14, 2014 at 3:21 AM
    • Driver & Guide for Day in Puerto Plata

      Puerto Plata Jun 27, 2014 at 9:02 PM

      My family (6 adults) would like to do a day of activities away from our resort. Thinking of doing 27 Charcos de Damajauga, Mt Isabel de Torres, and lunch or shopping. Does anyone have a recommendation for a local guide/driver that could accommodate us?

    • taxi ride from airport

      Puerto Plata Jun 23, 2014 at 2:05 PM

      How much is a taxi from the Santiago airport (STI) to Gran Ventana

      3 Answers Jun 23, 2014 at 3:23 PM
    • Punta Rucia

      Punta Rucia Jun 23, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      I need a little hotel not expensive but comfortable and clean for 2 nights.
      Punta Rucia, Dominican Republic... can someone help me?

      2 Answers Jun 23, 2014 at 2:35 PM
    • Mosquito virus

      Sosúa Jun 18, 2014 at 12:15 PM

      What's the status of the mosquito virus in Sosua?

      14 Answers Jul 26, 2016 at 3:46 PM
    • Weather in may?

      Puerto Plata Apr 28, 2014 at 2:14 AM

      Hi! i'm going to puerto plata from 6-20 of may. How is the weather there in may? All the weather broadcast says rain and no sun!! Does it rain just for a short while or does it rain hard and with no sun? I'm worried that the amount of sun hours is where short.

      1 Answer Apr 28, 2014 at 10:11 AM
    • Puerta Plata or Punta Cana?

      Puerto Plata Mar 30, 2014 at 4:52 PM

      If you are a single person, which area is better to stay, Puerto Plata or Punta Cana?

      1 Answer Mar 30, 2014 at 5:08 PM
    • Self touring around the DR

      Provincia de Puerto Plata Mar 23, 2014 at 9:14 AM

      Is it reasonably safe to rent a car and tour on your own in the DR? Road conditions? Areas to avoid? I am interested in birding and hiking in National Parks. How are the resorts in Puerto Plata?

    • Any hotels have 1000-1500 rooms in POP area? Could look at other areas of DR if needed.

      Puerto Plata Mar 20, 2014 at 6:16 PM

      I thought that Lifestyle Tropical along Confresi Palms would be it looks like each only has 212 rooms and 70 suites. I am looking for somewhere to have a large event. The ideal hotel would have a large stage with lighting, good service, all inclusive a most, and a great value. Not looking or needing fancy, value is more important. Any ideas and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

      1 Answer Mar 20, 2014 at 7:29 PM
    • Looking for a Guide/Assistant for week

      Puerto Plata Mar 20, 2014 at 5:06 PM

      I am actually coming down for the second in the last few months. The first time was just kind of scoping out ideas for a project that Im working on. This time its going to be business. I speak very little spanish and will need someone to translate at times, as well as drive us around to various hotel sites. Any recommendations? My email is

    • Live music

      Puerto Plata Jan 27, 2014 at 8:35 PM

      Good Evening,
      We are staying at the Lifeatyles resort in Puerto Plata. Is there any places near bye that have live music ?
      Thanks Gary

      1 Answer Jan 28, 2014 at 2:43 AM
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      Outback Safari

      Cabarete Dec 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM

      How much is the outback safari in cabarete and do they have a website?

      1 Answer Dec 12, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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      Hiring a inexpensive driver

      Puerto Plata Oct 22, 2013 at 1:51 AM

      Is there a particular company I can hire an economical driver to show me around?

    • Cofresi Palm Beach or Blue Bay?

      Puerto Plata Oct 4, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      My friends and I are looking to book a trip to Puerto Plata early next April. There will be 5 adults (early 30's), 2 couples and 1 single. Initially we were planning to book Cofresi Palm Beach through CheapCaribbean. But now we have the option of going through my grandma's timeshare company at Blue Bay, for 1 extra night and a slightly lower cost. We can choose between "Silver Deluxe" or "no concierge." If we went with this resort, what more is available with the Silver Deluxe, and would we really need it (a concierge)? We are having a difficult time deciding which is better for us. We would prefer less dining at buffets (seems like this point is for Cofresi, but I don't know about availability to reserve), pools (what are pool hours?), beaches, and plentiful drinks (variety and included alcohol) and activities (included as well as paid for). We do not necessarily plan to go off resort, although we are not opposed to it, and may rent a car to do some self-guided sightseeing. Which resort is nicer and has more options for people in their early 30's?

      2 Answers Jan 21, 2015 at 2:44 AM
    • bus to luperon

      Luperón Sep 13, 2013 at 6:19 AM

      is there a public bus from santiago to luperon

    • Safety on cabarete beach

      Cabarete Aug 26, 2013 at 10:53 PM

      Was there a incident recently on cabarete beach involving 2 girls walking at night,
      We heard they we attacked but screamed and a security guard in a complex helped them??

    • tourist cards

      Puerto Plata Jul 19, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      can we purchase these before we go or only in puerto plata? and the luggage fee, is that for carry on luggage as well as checked luggage?

      2 Answers Nov 15, 2013 at 2:45 AM
    • Cabarete Jun 24, 2013 at 1:31 AM

      What is a fun resort to stay in for a single woman in her 30s.

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      Transporation and things to do

      Puerto Plata Feb 11, 2013 at 10:25 AM

      i have seen on here stuff to do anyone have a favorite?

      Also any clue how much a taxi is from POP airport to Cofresi Beach?
      the hotel shuttle is 55 one way just wanted to compare

      1 Answer Feb 11, 2013 at 2:47 PM
    • Question

      Provincia de Puerto Plata Jan 16, 2013 at 11:37 AM

      Hi to anyone who's travelled to the domincian in the past while. I m wondering if anyone suggests taking anti malaria tablets before travel. I'm on the fence about what to do as this is my first time travelling to the Dominican. Thanks for any advice!

      6 Answers Mar 28, 2014 at 11:56 PM
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      Puerto Plata Dec 13, 2012 at 1:42 PM

      We just booked a trip staying in the Life Style Crown Residence Suites, can anyone give advice on how to get from the airport- cost ect. and what might be close and a good experience close to the resort... THANKS ;)

      2 Answers Dec 14, 2012 at 6:34 AM
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      getting around from Iberostar Resort

      Puerto Plata Apr 7, 2012 at 8:30 PM


      I will be staying at the Iberostar Costa Dorado in May. I was wondering how to get transit without going through the resort. Usually resorts have higher taxi prices.

      Is there a bus stop or scooter pick up near the resort gate?

      Any reliable drivers or guides I could hire? Looking to visit Sosua, Isabel de Torres and Porta Plata Malecon.

      How far to Santiago de los Caballeros? What would be typical taxi fare? Any buses from Costa Dorado?


    • wedding in puerto plato

      Puerto Plata Mar 8, 2012 at 4:26 AM

      i got married in puerto plato and lost my marriage certificate.does anyone know how i can replace it.

      1 Answer Mar 8, 2012 at 6:12 AM

      Provincia de Puerto Plata Jan 8, 2012 at 2:12 PM

      I will be stay in puerta plata(confessi beach) I want to go to LaVega for the carnaval the city of La Vega what is the best ,safest,moderately priced and any suggestions i need to/from transportation 2/6 people

    • Shopping prices?

      Puerto Plata Jan 6, 2012 at 10:29 AM

      I am coming from Seattle and I wonder about the shopping prices here. People say that prices are great, but looking at the Harrison's website prices are the same as in the US. can anyone tell me what to expect to pay for certain things, or where prices are cheaper? Thanks!