Puerto Plata is the largest and most important city of the north coast of the Dominican Republic.Founded in 1502, is one of the most important sights of the country. Dozens of hotels line along its coast and receives many thousands of tourists visiting the Dominican Republic. Puerto Plata is popularly known as the Amber Coast. This coast is full of the fossilized plant resin and the city has one of the most important museums in the world of Amber: The Amber Museum of Puerto Plata.
Similar to the capital Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata has a seafront Malecon ( ocean drive ) more than 6 miles long. At one end is the fort and the fort of San Felipe, one of the first in America and best preserved in the present day. Built in the sixteenth century to defend the island from enemies is now an interesting museum that houses an exhibition of historic photographs, weapons and cannons used in battle for independence.
Puerto Plata is also famous for its rum, and more specifically the Brugal rum factory which is located in the city. Brugal Rum Factory is one of the oldest in the country. Founded in 1888, it was founded and managed by the Spanish Andres Brugal, and today it bottles more than 360,000 liters of rum per day. The Brugal rum is dry and delicious. Every day the export percentage is higher and consumption increase is more common in Latin America, the United States and Europe.