Officially known as the San Felipe de Puerto Plata and named for its beautiful iridescent beaches, Puerto Plata is the 9th largest city in the Dominican Republic. There are plenty of resorts and hotel beds to take advantage of, as the city is known for places such as Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada, and is the home of a Carnival Cruise port – Amber Cove. Around the area are museums and adventure parks, but let’s dive into what really creates Puerto Plata – it’s history.
Primarily found in the mountain ranges of the Dominican Republic, blue amber is amber that has a blue coloration that’s very rare in this type of stone. You may be surprised to learn of its existence, but the fact is that blue amber has been around since amber was discovered in the Dominican Republic.