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Puerto Plata City Tour with Cable Car

Puerto Plata


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Take the Puerto Plata city tour and get a glimpse into the island’s vibrant history as a friendly bilingual guide points the way. Visit the Amber Museum, the island’s oldest fortress, rum and chocolate factories, the city’s main square, and top it all off with a bird’s-eye view of the city from a cable car. Get your walking shoes and camera ready!
  • Explore the history and culture of Puerto Plata with a guided excursion in the city’s downtown area
  • Visit the island’s most famous rum factory, Brugal & Co., and watch how this beverage is made
  • Marvel at the astonishing collection of amber at the Dominican Amber Museum
  • Take in sweeping views of the ocean and step back in time at the San Felipe fortress
  • Ride a cable car toward the Isabel de Torres Mountain and be 2,600 feet above Puerto Plata
  • See how chocolate is made at one of the island’s chocolate factories
  • Activity duration: 5 hours (not including transportation time to and from activity)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included


Visit the Brugal rum factory and the Amber Museum

Starting out with pick-up from your resort, tour the city of Puerto Plata in the company of an expert guide and a lively group of travelers. Your first stop is the island’s famous rum factory, Brugal & Co. Watch the process of rum making and even sample this spirit if you’d like.

Next up, get an inspiring look at the ocean as your vehicle passes by the pier (Malecon) on the way to the Dominican Amber Museum. There, marvel at the immense collection of amber pieces, the most valuables ones coming from an extinct tropical tree, and learn about them from your knowledgeable guide.

Tour the city center and view Puerto Plata from above

Near the Amber Museum is the city center’s main square and central park, where you can walk around and purchase souvenirs, local crafts, food and drinks like Mamajuana (a mixture of rum, honey, red wine and herbs). You can even watch and learn about cigar rolling while you’re exploring the central area.

Then, it’s time to head to the sky — by riding a cable car! Puerto Plata’s aerial tramway is the only one in the Caribbean, and you’ll soar 2,600 feet to Pico Isabel de Torres mountain for sweeping views of the city you’ve just explored on foot. At the top, take pictures of a Christ statue and a beautiful botanical garden before coming back down to the ground.

Explore an ocean-facing fortress and a chocolate factory

Your Puerto Plata city tour then takes you to the Fortaleza San Felipe, a fortress with a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. One of the American continent’s oldest buildings, Fortaleza San Felipe was part of a battle between France and the United States in 1800. Today, it’s a quaint museum that displays antique cannon balls, guns and other war artifacts, transporting you to the time when the early Americas began.

All the exploration is hard work, so you’ll get to refuel with a tasty lunch featuring the flavors of the local area. After you’ve savored your meal and finished your sightseeing, conclude your Puerto Plata city tour with a stop at a chocolate factory, where you’ll look at artisans turning the cacao into the island’s delectable chocolate. Stop by the factory’s gift shop and take home a delicious piece of the Dominican Republic before your vehicle takes you back to your resort.


  • Round-trip transportation
  • Entry fees to the museum and cable car
  • Lunch

Practical Information

  • Wear comfortable clothes and closed shoes
  • Bring sunscreen and extra money for tips and souvenirs
  • Parts of this excursion require plenty of walking

Note: There’s a local charge for transportation from the Bahia Principe San Juan resort.

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English/Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Puerto Plata
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 2 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
  • Good Physical Condition Required: Yes
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: Yes
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