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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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Esperanza Spalding headlines 2016 Jazz Festival

The 20th annual Dominican Republic Jazz Festival will Nov. 8-12

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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 amphitheater on target for March completion

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

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Carnaval festivities return to Puerto Plata

With origins dating to 1520, Carnaval is a tradition inherited from Spanish settlers.

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Amber Cove to welcome first cruise ship in October

Carnival Victory will be the first cruise ship to call at Puerto Plata in nearly 30 years.

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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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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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JetBlue starts Boston-Puerto Plata nonstop service

The new, seasonal route will run once a week on Saturdays from Logan International Airport.

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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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Master of the Ocean competition returns Feb. 23-28, 2015

Elite competition showcases the best athletes in four watersports disciplines.