Puerto Plata (Province)
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Coordinates: 19 ° 44 ′ N , 70 ° 47 ′ W
Puerto Plata is a province in the north of the Dominican Republic . The province is nestled between the mountains of the Cordillera Septentrional and the Atlantic Ocean. The coast offers numerous sandy beaches and breathtaking views of the Atlantic .
In 1907 the province of Puerto Plata was separated from the capital of the same name.
Mainly coffee , cocoa and sugar cane are grown in the province . However, agriculture has been replaced by tourism as the main economic activity since the late 1990s . The province is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Dominican Republic.
Major cities and towns
- Puerto Plata , provincial capital
- La Isabela