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Tourism sector float proves a major attraction at the closing Carnival parade

An example of the important role of the tourism and hospitality sector was seen in its participation in the closing parade of the Carnival last Saturday on the Malecon

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Not for Sale: local hotels join the fight against child prostitution

The Northern Hotel Association signed a pact that unites Puerto Plata’s hotel sector with ECPAT International, UNICEF and the World Tourism Association to combat child prostitution.

Expats volunteer to help improve the visitor experience

Members of the The Meeting Place, a cultural center run by Canadian residents in Puerto Plata, held a press conference to express their interest in participating actively and voluntarily in local projects that will help improve the tourist experience in this province. Frances Boylston and Henry Milner, founders of the center, said they are preparing […]

Puerto Plata advances in brand development

23 JAN 2013– The Northern Hotel Association (Ashonorte) together with The Tourism Cluster of Puerto Plata and the Chamber of Commerce hosted a conference entitled “Development and Importance of branding Destination”, delivered by product branding expert Sergio Forcadell. This event also served to highlight the progress made ​​so far developing the brand Destination Puerto Plata, […]

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Casablanca Night in Cofresi

Fundraiser for the Cofresi neighborhood association

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Festival features free percussion concert

Municipalities collaborate on a “tour of the province” in Central Park

$59 million resort project heralds region’s reawakening

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President Medina visits north coast flood victims

PUERTO PLATA. President Danilo Medina took a trip yesterday around the cities and towns of Imbert and Luperon in the province of Puerto Plata.

Rains displace 12,000 in northern provinces

After a wicked weekend, the sunshine’s out on Monday morning

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Tubagua Plantation Eco Lodge

This thatch-roofed lodge offers spectacular ocean views of the Puerto Plata coastline from its mountaintop location on the Ruta Panoramica. Tubagua is rated #1 in Trip Advisor’s recommendations for alternative lodging

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Damajagua’s Joe Kennedy wins US Congress seat

Joe Kennedy spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer organizing the Damajagua Falls ecotoursim attraction near Puerto Plata

Police major busted at airport

PUERTO PLATA– National Police major Jose Antonio Polanco Rodríguez was charged Wednesday with helping a drug trafficking network ship narcotics to Europe and Canada, allegedly using his post as Assistant Security director at Puerto Plata International Airport. He’s accused together with other junior officers and enlistees, in the cocaine shipments for an alleged ringleader, which […]

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Puerto Plata Region at a glance

What to expect on a visit to these shores

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Dominican Republic Video

A video introduction to the Dominican Republic… dorky lyrics but great imagery

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Carnival breaks ground on new cruise center in Dominican Republic

The Amber Cove Cruise Center at Bay of Maimon is scheduled to open in 2014

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Sosua’s beginnings: a haven for Jews fleeing Hitler

The village of Sosua was founded by Jewish refugees from Hitler’s scourge

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Nov 2-4: DR Jazz Fest

Jazz on the beach: the 16th annual jazz fest features players from DR, Cuba, Puerto Rico and more

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La Citadelle

Cap-Haitien, Haiti.- The sun rises slowly over the bay in Cap-Haitien casting a soft golden light over the town as the car trundles laboriously along potholed streets. All around us the city begins to stir, vendors appear on the street corners and groups of schoolchildren, books in hand, shield their eyes against the glare as […]

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Luperón: a Hurricane Hole And An Adventure Of A Lifetime

You had planned to stay a week or two, but you lose the urge for going. Your boat throws down roots like a mangrove… it happens all the time in Luperon’s harbor…

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Perla de Sosua

Conveniently located in the heart of town these condos are just steps from all the action yet quietly situated on a private cul de sac

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Well appointed private villa in Lomas Mironas

This stately villa is conveniently located in a gated community midway between Sosua and Cabarete

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Retired teacher organizes “Helping Hand Vacations” for youth

Judy Warrington’s students do “extreme school makeovers”