PUERTO PLATA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (PRWEB) September 10, 2015
A vacation in the beautiful seaside town of Puerto Plata means enjoying the warm Caribbean, sandy beaches and cold drinks. Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club also recommends visitors take the opportunity to travel away from town to fully experience the gorgeous natural beauty of the Dominican Republic. One of the best ways to do this is by visiting Isabel de Torres, the nearby mountain. Here are Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club’s top three reasons to take a few hours for a trip up the mountain.
1. Cable car ride: The only cable car in the Caribbean, the Puerto Plata cable car takes visitors to the peak of Isabel de Torres, which is located in the south of Puerto Plata. The ride allows for a slow, scenic journey to the mountain top. This means tourists will have ample time to take photos as they ascend from Puerto Plata to Isabel de Torres. The cable car, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, costs approximately $7.80 USD for adults and $4.50 for children 5 to 10 years old. Children under 5 ride for free.
2. Christ the Redeemer: Once on the peak, tourists can visit an old fortress, atop which stands the “Christ the Redeemer” statue. The statue was erected in 1970 atop the fort in an effort to encourage tourism. The statue was declared a sister statue of Brazil’s own world-famous Corcovado statue that stands over the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At its base tourists can find religious shops as well as restaurants and other goods for sale.
3. Natural beauty: From the mountain top, visitors can take in breathtaking views of the ocean and the surrounding area of Puerto Plata. Isabel de Torres has also been declared a nature reserve due to the great variety of flora and fauna, so visitors can see tropical gardens, hidden caves, and natural springs and streams. The tropical garden is home to many species of birds, including Cigua Palmera, Guaraguao, Nightingale, Carrao, Dove, Hummingbird, Zumbador, and other beautiful birds that inhabit the mountain. If people decide to hike up or around the mountain, they may also find the rare green lizard, Dominican parrot, geckos, tree frogs, turkey vultures, wild orchids and more.
No matter where travelers want to go in the world, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club has the expertise and experience to ensure the most luxurious of vacations. Beautiful locales, opulent amenities and stellar customer service await those who choose Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club. To learn more, visit http://www.lifestyleholidaysvc.com/
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