Puerto Plata’s 100K+ cruise passengers sustain tourism boom
Puerto Plata.- Over 100,000 cruise passengers have visited the province pioneer in tourism during the first months this year, consuming more than US$4.0 million, exceeding RD$ 200.0 million, North Coast deputy Tourism minister, Julio Almonte affirmed Tues.
He said as Monday, 45 cruise ships from different countries had arrived at Amber Cove, near the city.
He said the city has received 188,655 foreigners, including 140,550 passengers and 48,600 crew who arrived at the port in Bahia Maimon.
Almonte said cruise passengers prefer Puerto Plata for its great beauty the beaches, as well as the mountains landscape and the attention they receive from the locals.
Each visitor to the city spends as much 10 dollars.
The North Coast is among Dominican Republic’s most popular destination for tourists who arrive by sea and by air.