San Felipe Fort (El Morro de San Felipe)

Malecon
Puerto Plata, 99 - Map It

AAA Editor Notes

San Felipe Fort (El Morro de San Felipe) dominates the Puerto Plata waterfront. Construction of the fort began in 1564 and was completed in 1577. It was built to protect the country from English pirates and Carib Indians. The fort was used as a prison for political dissidents during the Trujillo regime. Guided tours are available.
Tour $2; tipping is customary.
Hours: Guides conduct narrated tours Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-noon.