Altamira, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Altamira is a municipality in the province of Puerto Plata, in the Dominican Republic. It is located in the Northern Cordillera, about 60 kilometers from the city of Puerto Plata.
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Altamira, Dominican Republic
The municipality has an area of 179.3 square kilometers and a population of approximately 26,000. The economy of the municipality is based on agriculture, livestock and tourism.
Altamira is a popular destination for nature lovers. The municipality has a variety of natural attractions, including forests, mountains, rivers, and waterfalls.
Some of Altamira's attractions include:
La Cascada de El Salto: a 30 meter high waterfall found in La Isabela National Park.
El Bosque de Pinar: a pine forest found in the Northern Cordillera.
The Yaque del Norte River: a 290 km long river that runs through the municipality.
Altamira Beach: a white sand beach located on the coast of the Caribbean Sea.
Altamira is a quiet and charming destination that offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy nature and Dominican culture.
Here are some additional facts about Altamira:
The municipality was founded in the 16th century by Spanish settlers.
Altamira's name comes from the Spanish word "alto", which means "high".
Altamira was an important tobacco production center in the 19th century.
The municipality was the scene of a battle between Dominican and Haitian forces in 1844.