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Sport Fishing in Puerto Plata

Sport fishing is the activity aimed at the Leisure and recreation and that, like all sport, also needs the domain of one or more techniques for this purpose, as well as equipment designed especially for this purpose. Inclusive efforts have been made to make this type of sport is part of the program of the Olympic Games.

To differentiate it from the commercial, its main feature is that fishermen do not look for mass trapping of fish, but dedicated his effort to obtain a single agency. This difference is not as marked and sometimes you can combine both types of fishing.

The angler aims to get the best specimen, with larger dimensions and weight, to win the competition; but also have fun and come into contact with nature to get rid of the pressures of the current hectic life in the big cities.

Puerto Plata has some of the best beaches in the country such as Playa Dorada, Maimón, Cafemba, Sosua, Playa Grande (from Luperón), Cabarete, Long Beach, Longbichito. Some, as in Playa Dorada, Cofresi, Long Beach or Cabarete, practice different types of sports, such as aquatic motorbike racing, surfing, windsurfing, kite and sailing. Other beaches are located along the malecon, or new mouth, Copello Beach, Brigantine or butterfly. Sport Fishing

In addition to beaches and water sports, in Puerto Plata you can practice trekking, cycling, adventure tourism or visit reserves and natural parks such as the mountain Isabel de Torres, the lagoon of Cabarete and Los Caños de Estero Hondo. Or delve into its history through its Victorian architecture, the colonial fortress of San Felipe, or from Sosúa Jewish settlement close to the year 1940. Sport Fishing

History: 1493 in La Isabela was founded by Cristóbal Colón, being the first European settlement in America. For his part, Puerto Plata was founded by Nicolás de Ovando at the beginning of the Spanish colonization, to 1502. It was one of the cities devastated in 1606 and not returned to be repopulated but from 1736. The advent of Republican times favored the development of the city, which eventually became the main port of El Cibao, especially to export tobacco in the region.

By resolution of the National Congress of date of July 6, 1867, Puerto Plata was elevated from common maritime district. In 1870 was the seat of the Government of Gregorio Luperón and served as the interim capital of the Republic.