Puerto-Plata, the Dominican Republic. Legend of silver shores
Puerto-Plata is translated from Spanish like “a silver port”. These shores got such name from the famous traveler Columbus. Do you wonder, why so? To get the answer – take a walk along the seacoast after the sunset. You will be absolutely charmed by a marvelous picture: the sun disappearing over the horizon paints a sandy beach into incredibly beautiful silver color. You can’t help taking pictures of these sceneries, at least to have opportunity to admire them later.
Besides, Puerto-Plata is famous for its vivid Spanish atmosphere. It can be seen and felt in the architecture, in the cuisine of local restaurants, in the market squares inviting with their sweet spicy scents. Abundance of the tropical plants adds some exotic to the town. One of the main attractions of Puerto-Plata is the church where the first Mass on the New Land was served. There are also many museums, for example, The Museum of amber, the Museum of Civilization; all of them are open for visitors. Puerto-Plata has its own fortress – San-Felipe. If we speak about something more materially-minded, I’d strongly recommend you to taste a ginger ice-cream. It’s absolutely fantastic! And if you want to take home a piece of Puerto-Plata, you should buy some amber souvenir. This land is rich with amber deposits.