Holidays to Puerto Plata

Dominican Republic
Puerto Plata, more properly known as San Felipe de Puerto Plata, is the capital of Puerto Plata Province in the Dominican Republic. While you might, quite rightly, associate the Dominican Republic with golden beaches and turquoise seas – and there are plenty gorgeous beaches to explore in Puerto Plata – …

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How to get to Puerto Plata

Here's what you need to know about getting to Puerto Plata. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Puerto Plata takes 12 hours, 15 minutes.

When to go to Puerto Plata

Typical Holiday Price

£1217 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Puerto Plata varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - February is the cheapest month to go to Puerto Plata.

Where to stay in Puerto Plata

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Puerto Plata, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Puerto Plata

Luis | Trip by SkyscannerOcean World
Ocean World
Alfonso Conde | Trip by SkyscannerPlaya Dorada Golf Course
Playa Dorada Golf Course
Jose Romero | Trip by SkyscannerPico Isabel de Torres
Pico Isabel de Torres
Diane P | Trip by SkyscannerHorseback Riding, 27 waterfalls, kite surfing, scuba Diving
Horseback Riding, 27 waterfalls, kite surfing, scuba Diving
Danielle R | Trip by SkyscannerPunta Rucia
Punta Rucia
puroticorico | FlickrOutback Safari
Outback Safari
Tim Glaser | Trip by SkyscannerFortaleza San Felipe
Fortaleza San Felipe
Danielle R | Trip by SkyscannerEstero Hondo
Estero Hondo
Rease K | Trip by SkyscannerMuseo Del Ambar
Museo Del Ambar

Reviews of Puerto Plata

Karen S.
Karen S.

Beach in Sosua. Puerto Plata was beautiful. We toured the Fort/Battlegrounds. Ate and lived like the locals. The people are family friendly.

Carla P
Carla P

Didn’t feel safe. Utter poverty surrounded us and hospitality was far from adequate.

Kevin Picholo
Kevin PicholoFoster City

We stayed in Puerto Plata but hanged out at the beach in Sosua. Puerto Plata is a small town, not much to do except for taking the tram up the hill to see the view.

NallyNew York City

Due to the horrible resort I stayed at, I don't have very fond memories of Puerto Plata. The congested center of town is surrounded by gated resorts and communities. I won't return.

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