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      Central Square Statues

      by grandmaR Online Now 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

      by grandmaR Online Now 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?

      by Woonelly Online Now 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

      by hotandshy Online Now 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

      by KaileyD Online Now 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

      by dado68 Online Now 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

      by jmbarnard Online Now 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

      by noraditrapani Online Now 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
    • Weather in may?

      by TonyE23 Online Now 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?

      by sandy472 Online Now 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
    • Any hotels have 1000-1500 rooms in POP area? Could look at other areas of DR if needed.

      by ClearChoiseMusic Online Now 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

      by ClearChoiseMusic Online Now 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

      by GaryHGray Online Now 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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      Hiring a inexpensive driver

      by pastorguy Online Now 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?

      by angrn5502 Online Now 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
    • tourist cards

      by nlcollins53 Online Now 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
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      Transporation and things to do

      by janke_M Online Now 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
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      by janke_M Online Now 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

      by merryway Online Now 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

      by sillybride Online Now 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
    • Shopping prices?

      by perfect4u1983 Online Now 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!

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      Is it a good hotel?

      by massot Online Now Aug 29, 2011 at 9:18 AM

      I have checked the hotels in PP, but I did`nt found
      Be Live Grand Marien. I fly tomorrow to this destination.
      Please, some opinion?
      What abour to rent a car during 3o4 days?
      It is easy to cross the border to Haiti?

      Dr Romà Massot
      Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

      1 Answer Aug 29, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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      Some one please recommed some decent hotels in Purto Plata?

      by Strad Online Now Aug 23, 2011 at 5:18 PM

      Some one please recommed some decent hotels in Purto Plata?

      I thank you in advance for your help!


      3 Answers Aug 24, 2011 at 6:35 AM
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      If I have spare luggage allowance, should I bring something for children?

      by NiciJ Online Now Aug 7, 2011 at 10:33 AM

      I am travelling to Dominican Republic next week and will be staying in an All Inclusive hotel for two weeks, but I don't plan on taking too many clothes, and will basically be chilling within the hotel only (just need to rest and recuperate) but should I have spare baggage allowance, would love to bring some nice things for some local children... I have read that DR has some very poor areas, and whilst I don't have much spare cash, if coloring books / pencils / notebooks etc would help a local school, I'd be happy to oblige.
      Am I just being daft, or do you think this might make a difference to someone?! I got the idea from an advert for a website called "" but my hotel is not one of the 4 listed in DR on this website.
      What do you think?!

      4 Answers Aug 7, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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      Travel time from Santiago to Puerto Plata

      by SpicyLaura Online Now Aug 7, 2011 at 8:33 AM

      I'm reading a lot of conflicting reports on the distance (in time and mileage) between Santiago and Puerto Plata. We will need to make the journey a number of times on our trip and I'm trying to determine just how long it will take to take a bus between the two communities. Can anyone help me?

      3 Answers Aug 12, 2011 at 9:32 AM
    • marriage certificate

      by tracymu Online Now Mar 8, 2011 at 5:14 AM

      Hi I got married in dominican republic and need to get a replacement marriage certificate. I need a full address for the registrars.I think it is office munific de puerto plata san felipe de puerto plata can anyone confirm this so i can write to them

    • Driving from Puerto Plata, DR to Port Au Prince, Haiti

      by sxanness Online Now Jan 24, 2010 at 11:58 AM

      I am looking for someone with recent experience of driving from Puerto Plata, DR to Port Au Prince, Haiti. How long, how rough a road, how much cost, did they rent or hire a driver, etc.

      Any information would be vital and very much appreciated/

      2 Answers Aug 7, 2011 at 12:08 PM
    • Anyone going to stay at Bahia Principe San Juan week of Dec 24-31 2009?

      by RickyCe Online Now Nov 20, 2009 at 4:57 AM

      Anyone going to Bahia Principe San Juan week of Dec 24-31?

      I'm travelling there last week of Dec 2009. going solo , wondering if any other travellers may be doing the same and want to get together there....

      i'm male 50....

      Been to DR before and want to see some of the sights around the area when I'm there


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      Options for flying Puerto Plata back to the US ? Opciones para volar Puerto Plata a EE UU?

      by carloarg02 Online Now Sep 15, 2009 at 5:18 PM


      We'll be in a resort around Puerto Plata next week and since my wife is pregnant and has had a history of pregnancy problems, we wanted to be ready to fly back to the US if an emergency arises. So I've been trying to figure out what flights back to the US are available.

      Vamos a estar en un hotel de Puerto Plata la semana que viene, y ya que mi esposa esta embarazada y ha tenido problemas con embarazos en el pasado, queriamos estar preparados si alguna emergencia pasa. Asi que estaba tratando de averiguar que vuelos van desde Puerto Plata a los Estados Unidos.

      So far these are the only 3 daily flights that I've been able to research / Estos son los 3 vuelos diarios que he encontrado:

      Continental, 1:10pm, New York, 4 hrs
      Jetblue, 2:50pm, New York, 4 hrs
      American Airlines, 4:30pm, Miami, 2hrs

      Do you know if there's other flights from POP to anywhere in the US, or is there another big nearby airport? Saben si hay algun otro vuelo ademas de esos desde el aeropuerto POP hacia los Estados Unidos, o hay alguno otro aeropuerto internacional cerca?

      Thanks/ Gracias!


      1 Answer Sep 16, 2009 at 12:10 AM
    • cotto vs. margarito

      by mannyac Online Now May 24, 2008 at 8:09 PM

      Senores: Estare en la RD 7/26. Me gustaria ir a ver la pelea contra Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito en HBO PPV. Sabras donde lo tendran ensenando? Gracias. MAC

      3 Answers Jun 20, 2008 at 5:35 AM