Historical La Isabela

Historical La Isabela, Puerto Plata: Hours, Address, Historical La Isabela Reviews: 4/5

Historical La Isabela
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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MitchellWarden
Orlando, FL11 contributions
Family
La Isabela is located about 2 hrs driving from Puerto Plata and its a historical site where Christopher Columbus made his second voyage to the NEW WORLD. It's the site of the first city in the new world, they have a museum, beach, and of course the site of the historical village. They have the home (ruins) of Christopher Columbus and others. My 11 year old son enjoyed the 250 skeleton they have. Couple of tips: #1. It's a little far (out of the way) so be prepared to drive. #2. The entry cost is 100 pesos ($2) for adults (and kids free). Enjoy your trip!
Written July 31, 2014
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Pauline560793
Sosua, Dominican Republic30 contributions
Friends
I have visited this tranquil site a number of times. It is an ideal place to visit for the discerning traveller who does not think of the Dominican Republic as a Caribbean island with nothing more than beaches and palm trees. It presents the history of the origins of the colonisation of the island pictorially and experientially. There are beautiful beaches nearby with crystal clear, shallow water where you can relax and enjoy refreshments after your taste of culture. The rural route to get there is scenic and gives an impression of care for the environment and greater prosperity than many areas of the island.
Written February 21, 2015
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deb_c
canada358 contributions
Family
This is very interesting. There is a really neat beach. You can walk out for a long ways. The water is very warm. Anyone collecting shells this is the ideal place. From there you go to the museum at la Isabella. This is a guided tour which has a lot of history. Is very interesting. It is where Columbus first settled when he landed in the Dom Rep. There are still the foundations of his house and other buildings. It is a day that is very interesting and well spent. You can get a taxi to take you or if you are brave enough rent a car it is a ways out but worth the drive through the small farming villages and the luscious countryside.
Written December 30, 2014
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steven v
Laval, Canada885 contributions
Family
lots of History to see in Puerto plata! under renovation but you can see it once all work is done amazing to see !
Written August 21, 2014
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George S
Claremont, CA80 contributions
Family
This is one of America's first. The place is sadly lonely and not visited as it should. I had a very well educated guide who made this visited a very enjoyable occasion. I spend about 5 hours in the place but for most people this can be done in about 2 hours.

I highly recommend this place as a major historic destination in the Caribbean.
Written July 20, 2016
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CindyWorld
Chatham, Canada159 contributions
Family
It's a 100pesos pp to get inside. We've been here for two times and it was always quiet, just us. We had a tour guide that speaks English. It's mostly ruins and a lot of history. Stunning view.
Written February 18, 2016
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Lanny W
Calgary, Canada10 contributions
Couples
This was a great place to visit if you like your history. La Isabela is the original place where Christopher Columbus stayed when he first settled. Lots of history to see and they have lots of the old items they found in a museum part of the site.

The rest of the site is pretty interesting as well. None of the original buildings are standing anymore as they were all torn down by accident a while ago but they have the bases of all the houses still there and outlined so you can see how big they were and what they had in them. You can step into the area that was Christopher Columbus' house. There is also a graveyard and a burial plot that you can see how they buried their dead.

The location also has lots of old trees. Some of them are fruit trees but it also has these special trees called "Ironwood trees" which is the strongest wood in the world. You can take a picture by the oldest one.
Written October 9, 2015
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Jo Terry S
Tucson, AZ27 contributions
Couples
Unfortunately I do not read Spanish. I sure I would have had a better time if the museum supplied information in other languages.
Written April 3, 2015
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Periquito P
5 contributions
Couples
It is a shame, the place does not have all the attention it deserves. A n historical place like must have it.
Written October 19, 2014
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Kered42
Luperon, Dominican Republic5 contributions
Couples
As an amateur archaeologist, this is a MUST SEE . Then meander to the beach for a great fish or pasta meal, washed down with Bohemia or even a margarita
Written June 29, 2014
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM