Here’s my guide on the best places to meet girls in Puerto Plata.
Known for its white sandy beaches and nice resorts, Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic is a treat for any visitor. And if you’re a single guy currently planning to make a trip down here, you’ll want to listen closely to what I’m about to say.
You see, I visited Puerto Plata during my last trip to the Dominican Republic two years ago. I spent over a week in the city, so I know a few things about where to find the ladies here that you should probably know.
Let’s get started!
Dating Puerto Plata Girls During the Day
One of the best things about Puerto Plata is that there is no shortage of things to do during the day.
Puerto Plata has it all:
- relaxing retreats
- golden beaches
- shopping districts
- hiking trails in the surrounding lush jungles
My advice to you is this:
Don’t make it your mission to go out and find girls just to get laid. Instead, I recommend you focus on having fun and doing things that naturally involve you spending time around other people.
As I’ve found, what will happen is you inevitably end up naturally meeting girls this way. Build up a rapport with them, and you can get their contact information to set up hanging out together again later in the day or week.
One of the busiest areas in Puerto Plata is Playa Dorada. That is the primary tourist spot that brings people from all over the world; you’re just as likely to find visiting single gals here from the United States, Canada, or Europe as you are local Dominican women.
Playa Dorada is a major resort complex that includes:
- nice hotels
- shopping malls
- clubs & bars
- a beach
There are thousands of people here, and you’ll have the best luck meeting girls who are shopping in the plazas or relaxing on the beach.
Outside of Playa Dorado, go kitesurfing in Cabarete or hiking out near Mount Isabel del Torres.
The latter, in particular, ended up as one of the most memorable parts of my last trip to Puerto Plata. A lively group of fellow travelers invited me to join them at the beginning of one of the trails, through whom I met a beautiful blonde from Toronto I ended up going out with for the rest of the trip.
Where to Meet Puerto Plata at Night
Puerto Plata is already a lively town during the day, but it really starts to pick up at night. Everybody becomes more relaxed at night! Even though girls mostly hang out at the bars and clubs in groups of three to four, they should still be easier to approach than during the day.
During the daytime, I recommend you stay in the Playa Dorado area. Not only is it arguably the safest neighborhood in the city, but it also has a strong tourist presence. There’s a lot of girls from all over the world here.
Furthermore, Playa Dorado has lots of bars and clubs that you can check out as well, and you’re close to the beach too. It’s fun to get a group together of people you met at the hostel or the beach and then go bar hopping for a night out on the town.
Outside of Playa Dorado, you can go to Costa Dorado, which has some of the best clubs in town, including the Kviar Show Disco.
All in all, some of my favorite bars and clubs in Puerto Plata include:
- Senor Rock Bar and Grill
- Big Lee Beach Bar
- Ocean World Terrace
- The Marrote Disco Club
- Barrels to Bottles Pu
- Dating Puerto Plata Girls Online
Ideally, you can set up a date or two before you even arrive in town. The best dating site to use in the Dominican Republic is AmoLatina.com, and you can narrow down your search to Puerto Plata and the surrounding area if you want to.
There are lots of different girls on this site. Some are here to hook up, while others are looking for husbands or long-term relationships. However, most girls here don’t mind meeting foreign Western men from the US or Europe.
Start matching with and talking to girls one to two weeks before your arrival to build up rapport and set up a date.
Another viable option is Tinder, although the girls here are a bit flakier and not as serious. If you want a date with Tinder, I’ve found, plan on setting up two or three instead.
Puerto Plata Dating Guide
After you’ve had a successful first date and are now ready to spend time with your new Dominican girlfriend, it’s important to know where to take her for day dates around town.
If you want to share special one-on-one time with her, I suggest staying away from the crowded touristy areas like Playa Dorado. Head north to the Cabarete Beach area, which is less crowded but still provides plenty of opportunities for kitesurfing, coffee, and beach bars.
Some good restaurants worth taking your date to include
- Green Jack Restaurant
- Pizzeria Solemio
- Mares Restaurant
- Le Papillon
Outside of the city, I suggest you take a day trip out to go hiking in Isabel de Torres National Park or check out the gorgeous waterfalls at 27 Charcos.
Final Tips for Picking Up a Woman in Puerto Plata
Here are my final tips for picking up women in Puerto Plata:
Get Ready to Party
Puerto Plata is a beach resort town, so you can imagine what that encompasses. This town has a looser vibe, especially along the beach, where there are often parties going on seven days a week.
Be Wary of Prostitutes
The bars and clubs of Puerto Plata often have girls who want to take advantage of the male visiting tourists, financially speaking. The problem is these girls won’t reveal to you that they are prostitutes (or ask for payment) until after you’ve done the deed. Be careful and exercise your best judgment.
Learn A Little Spanish
You don’t have to become fully fluent in the language, but learn a few Spanish words and attempt to engage her in the language when you first meet. Even if she giggles at anything you say wrong, she’ll be impressed that you’re at least making an effort. That also helps to lighten the mood.