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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.
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“city tour” (56 reviews)
“history buff” (7 reviews)
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went here as part of a city tour. It was definitely a nice building to look at had statues in the park around it that may have been of interest to someone who enjoys history. When we tried to enter the fort we were...More

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 1 week ago

the trip was excellent the guides great the drinks fantastic the view good the people great to meet. a trip worth doing.

Thank alan c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love knowing other places history, I definitely learned a few things, it was beautiful, the view from the top "beautiful" it was all just breath taking...

Thank nicholette w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beach is rocky and inaccessible, Monument is boring As soon as you get there, you are hounded by overpriced tat sellers Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

Thank Ymaa007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved visiting this fort. There is enough history to please everyone and a great view of the harbour. There are plenty of great places to take great pictures with amazing backgrounds. A very cool place to visit. Enjoyed it very much.

Thank AlbertOhayon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this today in mid-day sun. Too hot to do so in August. That said, it's worth a look. Puerto Plata once served as an important port, and this fort protected it for decades. Still hard to imagine that Columbus was here, but he was,...More

Thank djirsas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the many stops we made on our Nexus tour of P.P. Headsets were the means of giving the history lesson, was a short stop and it is a fort. Interesting but not lengthy.

Thank BJ M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

donkey riding,go to blackpool. tacky gift hawkers, go to blackpool. want to see inside the fort well, get your wallet out it costs absolute rubbish dont waste your time getting off the bus

1  Thank neillangllands
Reviewed 16 July 2017 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 13 July 2017 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
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Milene T
19 August 2017|
Response from Rickydbb | Reviewed this property |
Yes It's included in the city tour
Melissa F
2 February 2017|
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Response from teacher1949 | Reviewed this property |
No, not together.
17 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