Crime in the city tends to be low because its a heavily visited tourist area. Here’s a few tips that were recommended for the best journey as possible: never leave your valuable in an accommodation or unlocked your car, and avoid walking alone at night. Regarding health, use bottled water to remain cautious however, tap water is considered safe. No particular vaccinations are required but tourists should bring mosquitoes repellent. Tourists are advised to by travel and medical insurance before travelling to Puerto Plata.