In addition to its kilometres of golden beaches, the city of Puerto Plata, on the Atlantic Coast of the Dominican Republic, has a number of other attractions. The historical centre is home to several recently-renovated Victorian homes from the 19th and 20th centuries. If you love amazing panoramas, the cable car will take you to the top of Mount Isabel de Torres, dominated by a replica of the Christ the Redeemer statue. From Puerto Plata, it is also possible to visit La Isabela, further west. It was here that, in 1494, Christophe Columbus founded the first European settlement in the New World. Some vestiges of it still remain. Finally, the Damajagua waterfalls are for athletic types and adventurers only.