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One of the first European forts to be constructed in the Americas.
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent tour and great service by guides will definitely rate this 5 stars . Must see adventure and worth the trip . Great pictures of fort and ocean and a lot of history

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank radeey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and interesting architecture and history. Well maintained and informative. With Ocean on background, it is beautiful scenery. You can spend time just to relax.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lindabis2015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If u are going to do the pop tour u are going to see it is not exciting place to see so don’t think ur going to be excited like the cable cart but it is cool place to see a bit of the history

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SrCerdaJose
Reviewed September 6, 2019

Stopped here during the city tour. Brace yourself for the many vendors trying to sell you their wares. Once you get past them and the lady with the dressed up donkey you get to the fort. They give you radios with earphones o so you...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rawldawg
Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

In the Caribbean it is common to have a stone fort at the entrance to major harbours and that is the case in Puerto Plata. Locauon gives a great view of the sea and a walk through a bit of history. 100 peso entrance fee...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MikeB587985
Reviewed August 21, 2019

I went here when I was little and this was not how I remember it, is waaaay better. Lot of security and illumination on the surroundings, also they have cool picnic spots, playgrounds and wooden chaise-longs for people to relax and enjoy our northen breezes...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank moonpandita
Reviewed July 21, 2019

Once in Puerta Plata, you should visit this historic place. Even the architecture is interesting. Inside the ticket zone, there is a small interesting museum with historic pictures and old weapons. It is also interesting to walk through the outside area and the surrounding.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank romanshorner
Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Great place to stop and take pictures! Didn’t go inside as they charge for entry and all the beauty was outside!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank justTicia
Reviewed June 5, 2019

Usually I really like visiting historical places when I go to a new city but I found this underwhelming. Was surprised at the size, smaller than I was expecting and the headsets given to us to self-tour through the building did not work. Most people...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Samantha M
Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

If you decide to take a trip to Puerto Plata (30-35 dollars per person- negotiate the price) then you also have e to reach this fort from where you can take a picture of the ocean and the fort. There are also 2 schools near...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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July 26, 2018|
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Response from Stephen and Cin... L | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are restrooms but I did not use them so cannot comment on the cleanliness. Sounds like others answered as well and they had used the facilities
October 22, 2017|
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Response from djirsas | Reviewed this property |
There is a small fee (a few dollars). Some parking...kids might like it. Doesn't take long to see it (half hour to an hour, tops). Avoid hottest part of the day if possible. Bring water.
August 19, 2017|
Response from Rickydbb | Reviewed this property |
Yes It's included in the city tour
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