San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Puerto de Plata, often referred to as simply Puerto Plata, is the capital of the Dominican Republic province Puerto Plata.
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.
Puerto Plata has a tropical climate with hot, dry summers and warm, very wet winters , due to its tropical location and winter’s cold fronts that gives it Mediterranean characteristics such as its usually humid winters. Puerto Plata is served by Gregorio Luperón International Airport.