Overview Puerto Plata

Visiting Puerto Plata

“Wahoo” isn’t just what you might exclaim when you see this destination’s incredible white-sand beaches; it’s also a fish you can pull up from the sea in Puerto Plata’s rich Caribbean waters. Strap on a dive tank to go even deeper, and you can see everything from shipwrecks to coral gardens.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Puerto Plata. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Puerto Plata flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
“Wahoo” isn’t just what you might exclaim when you see this destination’s incredible white-sand beaches; it’s also a fish you can pull up from the sea in Puerto Plata’s rich Caribbean waters. Strap on a dive tank to go even deeper, and you can see everything from shipwrecks to coral gardens.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Puerto Plata. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Puerto Plata flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Puerto Plata

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Swim Time: The Pools, Hot Tubs and Beach

Written by globewriter on 12 Apr, 2007

The seven pools at Sun Village were incredible and ranged from kid hangouts to topless to spa-like. My favorite was the upper pool by the lobby, for its view. Lounging in a chair, drink in hand, you get a spectacular look at the surrounding mountain…Read More


Returning to Santo Domingo by road!

Written by sylvia13 on 05 Sep, 2006

We leave the hotel, and in town it was interesting to see election posters for candidates I used to know well before. We soon start driving towards Santo Domingo, and I realise that even though it feels as if I had been there for weeks,…Read More


Puerto Plata as Home Base

Written by rsninvt on 16 May, 2005

We flew into Santo Domingo thinking we would visit SD on one end of the trip or the other. Unfortunately, we never had the time to do this. By the time we got our car, we headed for Puerto Plata. The map…Read More


Other Tips and Advice

Written by SandyLand on 21 Mar, 2005

A taxi is the best way to go anywhere. You can contact Isaira Tours before you go, and they will give you a set price and be at the airport when you arrive. I found them to be a better price than I was quoted…Read More


Pool

Written by sterlingzinc on 04 Feb, 2006

The beach was too rough to take our 4-year-old out in January, so we spent most of our time at the pool. The pool was huge. There was a small children's pool attached as well. There were a couple of small water slides into one…Read More


Breezes Puerto Plata

Written by Jillebuck on 26 Apr, 2004

We had an amazing time. The people at this resort we very accommodating. The food was incredible with four specialty restaurants besides the daily buffet. These specialty restaurants have limited seating and require reservations. We tried all four and actually did the…Read More


Villas Jazmin -- Dominican Republic

Written by Flojo on 28 Feb, 2005

To use a travel guide cliché, Villas Jazmin is a "hidden treasure." It’s a small family-run resort just west of Puerto Plata in the upscale suburb called Costámbar (Amber Coast). It consists of a dozen one- and two-bedroom bungalow-style villas, plus apartments in several…Read More


Four-wheeling

Written by cindyvt on 26 Aug, 2005

Our group did an excursion to a four-wheeling place from the resort. It was rather pricey, but well worth it if you’re up for a good adventure. The guide picks you up in an open carriage atop a truck and drives you, picking up other…Read More


Breezes Puerto Plata

Written by Shack001 on 15 Apr, 2007

My wife and I visited this all inclusive resort for one week in February. The weather was in the mid-80s F all week. The resort is a short bus or taxi ride from the airport at Puerto Plata, between the towns of Sosua and Cabarete.The…Read More


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Dominican Day at the Beach

Written by donnaparadise on 20 Nov, 2004

In the Dominican Republic, once the kids are out of school from June to September, Sundays are Dominican Days at the beach. Most of the beaches have been cordoned off in one way or another from regular Dominicans attending. Hotels have set up barricades and…Read More


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