Puerto Plata travel guide

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You're Going to Love Puerto Plata

With a population of 146.000, Puerto Plata is the largest city in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata in May
Estimated hotel price
$272
1 night at 3-star hotel
Puerto Plata in May
Estimated hotel price
$272
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Puerto Plata

Plane

When flying to Puerto Plata, you’ll arrive at Puerto Plata La Union (POP), which is located 14 km from the city centre.

Train

AccesRail is the only carrier operating train routes to Puerto Plata.

Bus

Puerto Plata’s bus station is located 1.4 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Puerto Plata, you’ll arrive at Puerto Plata La Union (POP), which is located 14 km from the city centre.

Train

AccesRail is the only carrier operating train routes to Puerto Plata.

Bus

Puerto Plata’s bus station is located 1.4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Puerto Plata

Airlines serving Puerto Plata

Lufthansa
Good (4,597 reviews)
KLM
Good (850 reviews)
SWISS
Good (923 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,436 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,596 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,922 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,482 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,699 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,616 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (4,532 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (325 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (770 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,766 reviews)
Condor
Good (252 reviews)
Air Transat
Good (273 reviews)
WestJet
Good (1,911 reviews)
Sunwing Airlines
Good (23 reviews)
Edelweiss Air
Good (21 reviews)
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Where to stay in Puerto Plata

From 5-star hotels such as the Casa Colonial Beach & Spa to great affordable options like the Cofresi Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Puerto Plata offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $166 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $315 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Puerto Plata, with prices from $31 to $4,841 per night. Playa Dorada Beach and Golf Club is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Puerto Plata are about 39% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Puerto Plata

Most booked hotels in Puerto Plata

Velero Beach Resort
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$180+
The Ocean Club, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Norte
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$534+
Casa Marina Beach & Reef
3 stars
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
$144+
Terra Linda Resort
3 stars
Poor (0, Poor reviews)
$205+

Hiring a car in Puerto Plata

Expect to pay $2.18 per litre in Puerto Plata (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $26.08 and $34.77. The most frequently booked car type in Puerto Plata is Mini (Kia Picanto or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Pegas or similar) is, on average, 90% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $2.18 per litre in Puerto Plata (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $26.08 and $34.77. The most frequently booked car type in Puerto Plata is Mini (Kia Picanto or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Pegas or similar) is, on average, 90% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.