The Puerto Plata Report: news and travel info from the Dominican Republic's north coast

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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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Esperanza Spalding headlines 2016 Jazz Festival

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

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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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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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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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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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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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18th Dominican Republic Jazz Festival coming to North Shore

Free concerts will take place Nov. 6-9 in Puerto Plata, Sosua & Cabarete.

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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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Puerto Plata Region at a glance

What to expect on a visit to these shores