Cofresí is a small tourist enclave just west of Puerto Plata, with a nice bay, a family tourist attraction (Ocean World), and a pretty all-inclusive resort, Sun Village. Puerto Plata (Port of Silver) was founded as far back as 1502; reportedly it still has some Victorian-style houses. But today it’s better known as a busy tourist destination with lower-priced all-inclusives. Expect to find popular, mass-market types of places, busy beaches, and familiar brands such as Pizza Hut.

Cofresi - Puerto Plata, Dominicana

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The only aerial tramway in the Caribbean is located in Puerto Plata. With it, one can ride up to Pico Isabel de Torres, a 793 meter high mountain within the city. The top of the mountain features a botanical garden and a replica of Christ the Redeemer, the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro.

Satellite image of Cofresi, Puerto Plata

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Cofresi – Puerto Plata, Dominicana

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  • December 30, 2007 at 15:46


    Here is a postcard from Cofresi, Puerto Plata, Dominicana.

    Happy New Year!

    To: Mr. Rodrigo P. de Vera Jr.
    Museum Curator
    co-Chair, Office of the Student Affairs
    Lyceum-Northwestern University
    Florencia T. Duque College, Inc.
    Nancayasan, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan
    Philippines 2428

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