Mount Isabel de Torres
Mount Isabel de Torres © Mercedes
Towering over the city of Puerto Plata is the 2,600ft (792m) Mount Isabel de Torres, which is a popular tourist attraction in its own right. The mountain offers visitors the chance to take a spectacular seven-minute cable car ride up the mountainside to explore the summit.
At the top of the highest point of Puerto Plata, there is a botanical garden which boasts an amazing array of flora and fauna, as well as a cruciform statue of Jesus Christ, replicating the famous crucifix of Rio de Janeiro. There is also a restaurant, from which diners can enjoy breathtaking views of the city and coastline.