The funicular or Cable Car is one of the most popular attractions of the Puerto Plata area. The mountain Isabel de Torres towers over the city with its peak at an altitude of 2,555 feet (779 m) above sea level, giving visitors a breathtaking view of the city laid out below. The funicular was built in 1975 by an Italian company and its cars hold up to 17 people and it takes about 8 minutes to climb and descend the mountain. Visitors can enjoy a beautifully landscaped botanical garden with 215 different plants and flowers of the country.
Also at the top is a copy of the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro of Jesus Christ the Redeemer.