CNN Spanish defines Puerto Plata as a worth visiting destination
PUERTO PLATA The approaching 2016 will be a litmus test for those who direct the re-positioning of Puerto Plata as a tourist destination, a resort town that locals in the Dominican Republic proudly call ”Bride of the Atlantic”. Now it begins to regain the splendor that it once had trying to win back tourists.
This assessment is conducted by a journalist, Alban Zamora, in a major report for CNN Spanish, published on December 2, 2015, which highlights the potential of the province of Puerto Plata, located in the northern Dominican Republic , which has more than 30 kilometers of beaches and a wide range of hotels, but its main attraction is its historic sights for being one of the first cities founded in Latin heritage.
Almonte points out that at the present time due to the efforts of the government, Puerto Plata is working on putting that “lag” behind, because local authorities have launched a “re-engineering” of the city and this is seen in some historical architectures being reconstructed, and adding new public places such as an amphitheater for up to 6000 people, which is set to be opened this December with a concert of Juan Luis Guerra, considered one of the most distinguished musicians of the island .
Another development has been the Amber Cove Cruise Port which was opened in October 2015 with an investment of 85 million dollars from the company Carnival Cruises Lines and has already received thousands of cruise passengers, which is a breakthrough for the coast.
Reiterates that next year will be a test for those who lead the re-positioning of Puerto Plata, and tourism officials are optimistic to the point that they are projecting that in the next 12 months, Puerto Plata will have 800,000 tourists, apart from national who come to visit every weekend.
One of the greatest challenges Puerto Plata’s facing is adapting to the demands of tourism of the XXI century, and therefore, Amber Cove terminal will suit different audiences at the same time they expect cruisers with humanitarian purpose, which will arrive with people who will give a helping hand to poor neighborhoods in the area.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
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