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Cable car delivers a picture-perfect outing

Panoramic views unfold as the cable car glides up 2,565-foot mountain.

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Find a little of everything on the Malecón

Puerto Plata’s scenic Malecón is a scenic beachfront promenade

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Free music education reaches more than 200 North Coast kids

Jazz foundation adds 73 students who were on the waiting list for free classes

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New port welcomes 5,000 visitors a week to Puerto Plata

Amber Cove Cruise offers passengers an extensive shore excursion program to enjoy the North Coast

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American Airlines adds Charlotte-Puerto Plata flight

The new nonstop operates Saturdays aboard Airbus 319 aircraft.

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19th Dominican Republic Jazz Festival delights music lovers

An estimated 12,650 music patrons attended the concerts.

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Talented lineup headlines 19th Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

The festival brings five nights of free concerts, Nov. 4-8, to Santiago, Sosúa, Puerto Plata and Cabarete.

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Puerto Plata: The Caribbean’s newest cruise destination

More than 250,000 cruise passengers are expected in the first year.

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Puerto Plata amphitheater on target for March completion

Adjacent to the San Felipe fortress, the project is reshaping the Puntilla del Malecón

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Ungodly ordeal ends for mighty Neptune

After enduring years of indignities, Neptune rules again from his rocky perch. Photo by Matt Bokor.

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Dominican Republic Jazz Festival delights audiences

The event featured four nights of free concerts. Photo: DR Jazz Festival Facebook page

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Damajagua volunteer Joe Kennedy re-elected to Congress

As a Peace Corps volunteer, Kennedy worked on sustainable tourism for Damajagua Falls. Photo: Joe Kennedy for Congress Facebook page

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Professional lifeguards from Canada train young Dominicans

Instructors from the Royal Lifesaving Society Canada provided training in Cabarete. Photo: Adan de Miguel

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Spring completion expected for new cruise port

The project is designed to re-establish the North Shore as a popular cruise destination.

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Columbus’ cursed colony 500+ years later

Historic site near Puerto Plata was the first European town in the Americas. Photo: Matt Bokor

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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, […]

$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