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Puerto Plata becomes a tourism center hub – again.

tourist bus arriving at the central park, in Puerto Plata.

Puerto Plata was originally founded by Nicolas De Ovando in 1502, after being the first Spanish settlement in the Americas, where Christopher Columbus landed back in 1492. The city was devastated in 1606 and was not repopulated until 1736 with 40 Spanish families from the Canary islands. The city of Puerto Plata, with its natural…