Called "the most beautiful and fairest land under heaven" by Christopher Columbus in 1492, Puerto Plata is -with its miles of endless beaches as white as sugar and its people as warm as its blue waters and its tropical breezes - the ideal scenery for outdoor recreation and adventure travel vacations. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Dominican Republic with a unique personality rooted deeply in its Latino heritage. This area has many historical and cultural attractions dating from the 16th c. as well as lovely Victorian buildings from a latter era. Visit the Amber Museum, the picturesque church Iglesia de San Felipe, the city's central park, Parque Luperon and the impressive Mount Isabel de Torres, a 793 meter high mountain within the city that holds on its top a botanical garden and a replica of Christ the Redeemer, the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro. Whatever you dream for your vacation - history of Latin American culture, amazing natural beauty, exotic international cuisine, kindness of people and more.. surfing, diving, shopping or a week full of beautiful golf weather at the adjacent Playa Dorada golf course - you will find it waiting for you in Puerto Plata!