Begin today’s journey with a panoramic drive viewing some of Puerto Plata’s most important historical sites. First up is the modern Victorian style San Felipe Cathedral, damaged by both fire in 1863 and earthquakes in 1946 and 2003; the cathedral now stands strong, restored to its original beauty. Next take a stroll around Plaza Independencia, a cultural symbol of Puerto Plata and one of the most popular parks in the city. Enjoy some free time for shopping at a local store as you search for the perfect memory to take back home. Drive down the scenic Malecón ending at the San Felipe Fortress, built in 1564 to protect the city from pirate attacks. End your day relaxing on the beach including a refreshing non-alcoholic welcome drink and time for swimming.