The residents of Puerto Plata proudly declare that their beachfront promenade is the most beautiful in the Dominican Republic. You’ll understand why when you see the multitude of white sand beaches lining the city’s main avenue, each with a different name. Aside from days spent on the beach within the city itself, the boulevard’s long, shady sidewalk is ideal for a morning stroll – the sunrise here is spectacular – or an evening stroll, a stop at one of the bars and restaurants lining the Malecón, or a bike ride along the bike path. Feel the breeze, have a drink at sunset or get some exercise as you walk the entire length of the Malecón from the city to Long Beach. Many events take place along the boulevard year-round, including the Puerto Plata Carnival.