Cibao Productive

  1. EXCEPTIONAL FOR BEACH TOURISM
  2. LARGE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION OF THE PROVINCE
  3. EXCLUSIVE CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS OF THE CITY

Initially, it is very important to separate the Province with its eight (8) municipalities (first part) and the City, which is its capital (at the end).

PROVINCE FROM PUERTO PLATA

Along with what the population of these cities and the other 12 provinces of the Northern Region have enjoyed, it is important to highlight the large number of followers they have in the capital (Greater Santo Domingo), in the rest of the Dominican nation and among the diaspora (millions of Dominicans residing abroad).

For those who are not very clear, it is necessary to point out that at the sports level, the Dominican passion is for professional baseball and from the beginning to the end of the season, a large part of the population follows closely, day by day. , the development of the event, until its conclusion and the representation of the country in the Caribbean Series.

PRIMACIES OF PUERTO PLATA

  • He went to the colonization of the American continent began, in 1492.
  • It is the cradle of Rum Brugal (1888), which is the national leader and internationally recognized. It still has the factory in the province.
  • had the first tourist pole officially decreed in the country in 1972.
  • had the first cable car of the Dominican Republic, in 1975.
  • produces the clearest and oldest amber in the world. Blue amber is only found in this province.
  • It has the Adventure Park (OceanWorld) largest in the world for dolphins.

LOCATION AND DATA OF THE PROVINCE

The province of Puerto Plata is located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic and is the most important tourist destination in the Cibao region. Have to the north to the Atlantic Ocean, to the south, the provinces of Santiago and Valverde Mao, To the East, the province of Espaillat (Moca) and to West, the province of Montecristi.

The population of the province is around 350,000 people. From the capital, which is Santo Domingo, traffic by road is 210 kilometers and from Santiago, it is from 60 kilometers. Puerto Plata has the General Gregorio Luperon International Airport (15 minutes from the city, 10 minutes from Sosúa and 25 minutes from Cabarete). The main means of communication are the Highway from Navarrete (municipality of Santiago, the tourist road that connects with Santiago and the Road to Sosúa and Cabarete).

HISTORICAL SUMMARY

BIG FACT TO HIGHLIGHT. What the Spanish called as The Isabela (currently municipality of Puerto Plata), It was the first place that Christopher Columbus stepped on the American continent, on October 12, 1492. What is now the city of Puerto Plata was founded by Nicolás de Ovando in 1502, ten (10) years after its discovery, with the title of Villa and its coat of arms, granted by the Spanish crown.

During that first stage, the city had the main seaport and established itself as the most important in terms of trade, which later harmed it because it became the main destination of the pirates who besieged the island and the rest of the Caribbean region.

At the time of National Independence (1844) Puerto Plata was a community of Santiago, until 1850, when it was converted into a province.

MUNICIPALITIES OF PUERTO PLATA

It has eight (8) municipalities and four (4) municipal districts, which are: Puerto Plata (capital of the province, which has Maimón and Yásica Arriba as two (2) municipal districts), Sosua, with Cabarete and Sabaneta de Yásica as two (2) municipal districts, Villa Isabela, Villa Montellano, Altamira, Luperón, Los Hidalgos and Guananico.

 

RIVERS AND OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES

 The most important rivers are: Bajabonico (municipalities of Imbert and Luperón, Yasica (municipality of Yasica) and North Camu (Municipality of Montellano).

 We can find other important rivers, which They are ideal for recreation, such as those 27 Puddles of the Damajagua River, Sonador River, La Rejolla, Charco Los Militares and Martinico River. In addition, they enjoy Cabarete and Goleta Lagoons.

Without a doubt, the province of Puerto Plata It is one of the richest in the Dominican Republic, in terms of natural resources, since along with its well-known beaches and the aforementioned rivers and lagoons, it has other tourist attractions, such as the Cableway, Loma Isabel de Torres National Park, the Isabela Ruins and Diego de Ocampo Peak.

PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITIES

TOURISM IS THE TIP OF THE SPEAR

The tourist offer is extraordinary, with several of the best beaches in the country, such as Sosúa, Long Beach, Playa Grande, Cabarete, Playa Luperón, Playa Dorada, Cofresi, Malecón, among other.

To enjoy its beaches, Puerto Plata has an excellent hotel infrastructure (close to 20,000 rooms), ranging from large (5-star) and medium-sized hotels, to small ones, apart-hotels and other types of establishments at different prices.

alike, throughout the province we can find all types of bars and restaurants, also within reach of all pockets.

On the coast of Puerto Plata, different types of beach sports are practiced, such as Surfing, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Sailing and Jet Skiing, all very popular and attractive, both nationally and internationally.

In this tourist line should be highlighted the Ocean World Adventure Park, located 5 kilometers from the city, in Cofresí. It is defined as the largest dolphin park in the world. It offers great attractions for the whole family.

OTHER IMPORTANT PRODUCTIVE SECTORS

As we know, the tourism is essential to generate jobs and boost the economy, however, Puerto Plata has other important productive sectors (agriculture, agribusiness, livestock and air and maritime logistics).

Rum and other liquors are made, coffee and tobacco are harvested. There is also an important fishing activity, which includes the lobster and export of Lambí. We found several production projects of oriental vegetables, along with the cultivation of corn, avocados, bananas, citrus and cassava, among other items.

Cattle farming (meat and milk) is a tradition, as is raising pigs. All these productive activities allow to diversify the sources of income of the population, in search of a higher level of development.

Finally, we want to highlight the logistics sector, which highlights the Gregorio Luperón International Airport, the Port, with its loading dock and the Amber Cove and Taíno Bay tourist cruise terminals.

CITY OF PUERTO PLATA

San Felipe de Puerto Plata is the name of the capital of the province. The city is considered one of the most beautiful in the entire nation.

In its center we can find and enjoy impressive Victorian buildings, Built by the English during the 19th century. The city has had a lot of cultural influence from Europeans, which is noticeable in its structures in the downtown area.

The population of the city is estimated at 140,000 inhabitants. As a coastal city, it has a very attractive atmosphere, especially when we approach the Malecón area, with its large avenue, its restaurants and bars, the breeze and the view of the sea, resulting in an unforgettable experience.

Being the main city of the north coast, it has a lot of economic dynamism, which is observed in commercial banks, large supermarkets, vehicle traffic, government offices, shopping malls, educational and health centers, hotels and restaurants, telephone offices, etc.

ATTRACTIONS OF THE CITY

The city of Puerto Plata exhibits a great variety of attractions for the public that visits it. They stand out the San Felipe Fortress (Historic museum), The amphitheater (facing the Atlantic Ocean), the Amber Museum, the Central Park and the San Felipe Apostol Cathedral, among other places that we must visit. From the city they leave guided tours to many tourist spots in the area.

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