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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 16, 2016
Central Square Statues  (4 Answers)

There are two statues in Central Square in Puerto Plata. I know one of them is Geneal Luperon, but I haven't been able to find out who the other one is. Does anyone know who it is?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 26, 2016
Wooden houses  (2 Answers)

I was on a tour of the city of Puerto Plata and the guide (named Jesus) spoke English but with an accent. He said something that I didn't quite understand. It was something to the effect that if you didn't use wood for your house that you had to pay two fees, one to the governor. I have not been able to find anything about this on the internet. I asked the guy who runs the tour agency and his response was

"I told to Jesus about your restlessness. I am sendimg you a Link where you can see some of our vitoriana Houses, and can read a little bit of the history, but you have to translate to english."

I looked at this website and translated some of it, but it appears to be mostly an argument about whether they should call the wooden houses with the gingerbread trim 'Victorian' or some other term - because apparently Victorian is a bourgeois European type architecture.

Can anyone think of what the guide was trying to say or the basic story behind it?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2016
puerto plata or punta cana?  (4 Answers)

looking for a mini getaway long wknd in april 14-17. Where should I go Puerto Plata or Punta Cana? Looking for all inclusive resorts.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 28, 2015
nightile for a single mature female who is a little shy

i've been in Puerto Plata for 3 months now living with mum and never been able to go for a night out alone; I am a little tense and introverted when it comes to socialize but at the same time im too young to just sit in front of the telly every single night. the place is slightly intimidating at night coz of the obvious attention, taxi offers, etc etc i just wanna be sure where im heading to before i venture out, im in puerto plata city centre and i want a place where i can feel welcome and relaxed maybe a little excited but not overwhelmed by sanky pankies or something like that..can anyone help at all i would be extremely grateful! thanx


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 27, 2015
Toronto, Ontario Travelers

Hey All!

Is anyone travelling from Toronto, Ontario to Puerto Plata in late May/June?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 14, 2014
ac dc power  (1 Answer)

what electic power is 110 or 220 v?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 27, 2014
Driver & Guide for Day in Puerto Plata

My family (6 adults) would like to do a day of activities away from our resort. Thinking of doing 27 Charcos de Damajauga, Mt Isabel de Torres, and lunch or shopping. Does anyone have a recommendation for a local guide/driver that could accommodate us?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 23, 2014
taxi ride from airport  (3 Answers)

How much is a taxi from the Santiago airport (STI) to Gran Ventana


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 28, 2014
Weather in may?  (1 Answer)

Hi! i'm going to puerto plata from 6-20 of may. How is the weather there in may? All the weather broadcast says rain and no sun!! Does it rain just for a short while or does it rain hard and with no sun? I'm worried that the amount of sun hours is where short.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 30, 2014
Puerta Plata or Punta Cana?  (1 Answer)

If you are a single person, which area is better to stay, Puerto Plata or Punta Cana?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 20, 2014
Any hotels have 1000-1500 rooms in POP area? Could look at other areas of DR if needed.  (1 Answer)

I thought that Lifestyle Tropical along Confresi Palms would be it looks like each only has 212 rooms and 70 suites. I am looking for somewhere to have a large event. The ideal hotel would have a large stage with lighting, good service, all inclusive a most, and a great value. Not looking or needing fancy, value is more important. Any ideas and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 20, 2014
Looking for a Guide/Assistant for week

I am actually coming down for the second in the last few months. The first time was just kind of scoping out ideas for a project that Im working on. This time its going to be business. I speak very little spanish and will need someone to translate at times, as well as drive us around to various hotel sites. Any recommendations? My email is [email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2014
Live music  (1 Answer)

Good Evening,
We are staying at the Lifeatyles resort in Puerto Plata. Is there any places near bye that have live music ?
Thanks Gary


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 22, 2013
Hiring a inexpensive driver

Is there a particular company I can hire an economical driver to show me around?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 04, 2013
Cofresi Palm Beach or Blue Bay?  (2 Answers)

My friends and I are looking to book a trip to Puerto Plata early next April. There will be 5 adults (early 30's), 2 couples and 1 single. Initially we were planning to book Cofresi Palm Beach through CheapCaribbean. But now we have the option of going through my grandma's timeshare company at Blue Bay, for 1 extra night and a slightly lower cost. We can choose between "Silver Deluxe" or "no concierge." If we went with this resort, what more is available with the Silver Deluxe, and would we really need it (a concierge)? We are having a difficult time deciding which is better for us. We would prefer less dining at buffets (seems like this point is for Cofresi, but I don't know about availability to reserve), pools (what are pool hours?), beaches, and plentiful drinks (variety and included alcohol) and activities (included as well as paid for). We do not necessarily plan to go off resort, although we are not opposed to it, and may rent a car to do some self-guided sightseeing. Which resort is nicer and has more options for people in their early 30's?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2013
tourist cards  (2 Answers)

can we purchase these before we go or only in puerto plata? and the luggage fee, is that for carry on luggage as well as checked luggage?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2013
Transporation and things to do  (1 Answer)

i have seen on here stuff to do anyone have a favorite?

Also any clue how much a taxi is from POP airport to Cofresi Beach?
the hotel shuttle is 55 one way just wanted to compare
thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 13, 2012
Resort  (2 Answers)

We just booked a trip staying in the Life Style Crown Residence Suites, can anyone give advice on how to get from the airport- cost ect. and what might be close and a good experience close to the resort... THANKS ;)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2012
getting around from Iberostar Resort

Hello,

I will be staying at the Iberostar Costa Dorado in May. I was wondering how to get transit without going through the resort. Usually resorts have higher taxi prices.

Is there a bus stop or scooter pick up near the resort gate?

Any reliable drivers or guides I could hire? Looking to visit Sosua, Isabel de Torres and Porta Plata Malecon.

How far to Santiago de los Caballeros? What would be typical taxi fare? Any buses from Costa Dorado?

Thanks,
Merryway


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2012
wedding in puerto plato  (1 Answer)

i got married in puerto plato and lost my marriage certificate.does anyone know how i can replace it.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 06, 2012
Shopping prices?

I am coming from Seattle and I wonder about the shopping prices here. People say that prices are great, but looking at the Harrison's website prices are the same as in the US. can anyone tell me what to expect to pay for certain things, or where prices are cheaper? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 29, 2011
Is it a good hotel?  (1 Answer)

I have checked the hotels in PP, but I did`nt found
Be Live Grand Marien. I fly tomorrow to this destination.
Please, some opinion?
What abour to rent a car during 3o4 days?
It is easy to cross the border to Haiti?
Thanks!

Dr Romà Massot
Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2011
Some one please recommed some decent hotels in Purto Plata?  (3 Answers)

Some one please recommed some decent hotels in Purto Plata?

I thank you in advance for your help!

Strad


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2011
If I have spare luggage allowance, should I bring something for children?  (4 Answers)

I am travelling to Dominican Republic next week and will be staying in an All Inclusive hotel for two weeks, but I don't plan on taking too many clothes, and will basically be chilling within the hotel only (just need to rest and recuperate) but should I have spare baggage allowance, would love to bring some nice things for some local children... I have read that DR has some very poor areas, and whilst I don't have much spare cash, if coloring books / pencils / notebooks etc would help a local school, I'd be happy to oblige.
Am I just being daft, or do you think this might make a difference to someone?! I got the idea from an advert for a website called "" but my hotel is not one of the 4 listed in DR on this website.
What do you think?!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2011
Travel time from Santiago to Puerto Plata  (3 Answers)

I'm reading a lot of conflicting reports on the distance (in time and mileage) between Santiago and Puerto Plata. We will need to make the journey a number of times on our trip and I'm trying to determine just how long it will take to take a bus between the two communities. Can anyone help me?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2011
marriage certificate

Hi I got married in dominican republic and need to get a replacement marriage certificate. I need a full address for the registrars.I think it is office munific de puerto plata san felipe de puerto plata can anyone confirm this so i can write to them


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 24, 2010
Driving from Puerto Plata, DR to Port Au Prince, Haiti  (2 Answers)

I am looking for someone with recent experience of driving from Puerto Plata, DR to Port Au Prince, Haiti. How long, how rough a road, how much cost, did they rent or hire a driver, etc.

Any information would be vital and very much appreciated/


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 20, 2009
Anyone going to stay at Bahia Principe San Juan week of Dec 24-31 2009?

Anyone going to Bahia Principe San Juan week of Dec 24-31?




I'm travelling there last week of Dec 2009. going solo , wondering if any other travellers may be doing the same and want to get together there....


i'm male 50....


Been to DR before and want to see some of the sights around the area when I'm there






Richard


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 15, 2009
Options for flying Puerto Plata back to the US ? Opciones para volar Puerto Plata a EE UU?  (1 Answer)

Hello,

We'll be in a resort around Puerto Plata next week and since my wife is pregnant and has had a history of pregnancy problems, we wanted to be ready to fly back to the US if an emergency arises. So I've been trying to figure out what flights back to the US are available.

Vamos a estar en un hotel de Puerto Plata la semana que viene, y ya que mi esposa esta embarazada y ha tenido problemas con embarazos en el pasado, queriamos estar preparados si alguna emergencia pasa. Asi que estaba tratando de averiguar que vuelos van desde Puerto Plata a los Estados Unidos.

So far these are the only 3 daily flights that I've been able to research / Estos son los 3 vuelos diarios que he encontrado:

Continental, 1:10pm, New York, 4 hrs
Jetblue, 2:50pm, New York, 4 hrs
American Airlines, 4:30pm, Miami, 2hrs

Do you know if there's other flights from POP to anywhere in the US, or is there another big nearby airport? Saben si hay algun otro vuelo ademas de esos desde el aeropuerto POP hacia los Estados Unidos, o hay alguno otro aeropuerto internacional cerca?

Thanks/ Gracias!

Carlos


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 24, 2008
cotto vs. margarito  (3 Answers)

Senores: Estare en la RD 7/26. Me gustaria ir a ver la pelea contra Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito en HBO PPV. Sabras donde lo tendran ensenando? Gracias. MAC



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