The birthplace of tourism in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata, continues to amaze visitors with its power and charm. Its beautiful landscape is littered with sea, mountains, lush valleys, rivers, and a countless number of beaches.

Underneath the clear amber lies fertile soil that grows cacao and coffee trees.The world’s most beautiful gems are found here, jewels that are a source of pleasure and happiness for those who experience them. On his 1492 voyage to the Americas, Christopher Columbus saw the shimmering clouds over Mount Isabel de Torres and the vast blue shoreline of Puerto Plata. He named the area the “Silver Port” and settled there with a mixed community of Tainos and Spaniards.Now, you can follow Columbus’s trail and tour these archeological ruins, part of a national park.