The only aerial tramway in the Caribbean takes you to the peak of the “Isabel de Torres”. The “Isabel de Torres” is south of Puerto Plata and offers an amazing view of the city, the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding forest. The aerial tramway was built by the Italian firm Ceretti e Tanfani and used since 1975.
Between Cabarete and Rio San Juan is plantation 'La Jagua'. On this plantation, you will find a variety of tropical crops such as cacao-, banana-, carambole- & palm trees and pineapple-, coffee- & tabaccoplants. The products that are harvested from the different fruits can be tasted in a tasting.
The village Sosúa is a municipality on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, roughly 20 kilometers east from Puerto Plata on the Atlantic Coast. The city was founded in 1940 by Jewish refugees. This Jewish origin is still visible in the crest. More about this theme can be found in the local Jewish Museum. Read more about the history of Sosúa on www.sosuamuseum.org.
The municipality consists of three districts (distrito municipal): Cabarete, Sabaneta de Yásica and Sosúa.
The Dominican Republic creates, together with Haïti, the island Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic takes up roughly two-thirds of the surface. The surface of the Dominican Republic is 48.671 km².
With 10,7 million inhabitants (2016), the country is significally less dense than the Netherlands. Roughly three quarters of the inhabitants is a mixture of people with European, Indian and African ancestry. Around sixteen percent of the Dominicans are of white European, especially Spanish, ancestry, and eleven percent of black African ancestry. 95% of the inhabitants is Roman Catholic.