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Fort San Felipe

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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One of the first European forts to be constructed in the Americas.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average30%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (21 reviews)
“city tour” (56 reviews)
“history buff” (7 reviews)
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this tour very much...good for family..Rosario from DSSR Tour did a fantastic job. Beautiful scenery.

Thank Yvonne G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the fort with the outback Dominican night excursion and it was very pretty and romantic. There are a lot of vendors trying to sell their goods but a gentle no gracias will be enough if you don't want to buy.

Thank browngirl06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the place, the views and ocean, the lovely breeze if phenomenal, I like the Amphitheater, lots of good events in the weekend

Thank wrp57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at the end of a day trip. Great place to take some pictures and chill. There plenty of seating and a music area set up so advise to see if any gigs happening during your visit.

Thank Rachael1971exeter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A interesting example of Spanish colonial work. But not too many articles inside. Seems to be popular for local weddings!

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is nice to see if you have limited time in the evening. Maybe nice place for some walk but nothing special actually. Place is accessible only from outside.

Thank Miroslav D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mainly for history buffs as there is not a whole lot to see at this venue. I visited as part of a city tour and being a history buff enjoyed walking around the old fort. Upon entry you are provided a headset for a guided...More

Thank sr1410
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The expectation was a big fort with a lot of history, but it was quite "touristified", limited historical items and the guide explaining about the history was poor.

Thank Hans L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting to see. The downfall here was that the self guide units didn't work very well. They were a waste. And you would think that the vendors would realize that attract more flies with honey. Always with the hard sell. They actually make you...More

Thank dwasal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My eight year old loved it. Cool history with the recorders you wear to learn about the place. Amazing views and cool historical spot. I was finished in 10 minutes, but he wanted to hang out for ever.

Thank Shyla R
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Melissa F
3 February 2017|
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Response from teacher1949 | Reviewed this property |
No, not together.
18 January 2017|
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Response from Jayne B | Reviewed this property |
I would book through your hotel. They are extremely accommodating. The tours may include a variety of places you have no interest in. If that is the case, there are usually taxis for hire just inside the hotel entrance. The... More
14 March 2016|
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Response from Elizabeth L | Reviewed this property |
Hello, it is right by the bay where the big ships sick but where the cruise ships dock, I believe your a bit north of the bay. I was told that the cruise ship bay is maybe 10-15 minutes out of town. You can take a taxi and... More