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Iberostar Costa Dorada

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Our Opinion

One of the most beautiful resorts in all of the Dominican. Top notch food, service, amenities, pools and rooms. The expansive buffet leaves nothing to be desired and overall, this is the best you will get in Puerto Plata. Recommended without hesitation.

Set in lush tropical gardens and designed in grand Colonial style, this expansive hotel manages to offer an intimate feel with its romantic gazebos, winding walkways, and colourful peacocks roaming the grounds. Gaze into one of the small ponds to watch the ducks and turtles splash about, or take a splash yourself in the large free-form pool. Iberostar Costa Dorada has it all: fabulous beach, great food, and a variety of excellent facilities - including spa services!

Location: Beachfront, 25 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from downtown Puerto Plata.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Marrownade : Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
This hotel has it all!!

We spent two weeks at this fabulous hotel from 4th - 18th February with our two sons (6 and 2 years old). Check in was simple and straight forward and our cases were in our room in no time at all. Room was fairly basic with not much storage space for our clothes. This was the only drawback I can think of to be honest. Food was amazing! Best buffet food I have ever experienced. The three a la carte restaurants are worth checking out too. Pool and beach scene very very good. We hung out near the towel hut where you get all day sunshine. A very special mention to the hard working animation team - they really are a credit to your hotel! Cappuccino (who called me Mr Coconut Head), Wifi, Skinny, Pepsi Cola, Maria, Sexy Papi and Hulahula (best weirdest dance moves) were all first class and made our holiday one to remember forever! I'm sorry if I've missed anyone!!Bar staff and restaurant staff were all brilliant and made sure that you were happy. Sylvia our Thomson rep was also very very good and was at the hotel everyday (morning and afternoon) if you needed any assistance. Make sure you book the outback and beyond excursion - such an eye opening day out and great for families too!

  • Renee M :
Trip from 10-17 Feb

This was our first time in Puerto Plata. The beach is not the best in The Republic, the water was always muddy, you can't see your feet in knee high water. The room were nice and very clean. The buffet was good however not enough staff to clean tables. Every meals we had to wait to clean ans set tables. Only 3 restaurants a la carte, very limited seating and you must reserve. Food was ok and very limited menu. The wifi was excellent all over the hotel which was great. As for the shows in the evening, very amateur like, overall this hotel is listed as a 5 stars, but in reality is a low 4. We will not go there again

  • sunshine1065 : montreal
Another Great Trip Back!

3rd time to this hotel. Usually want to explore different places but have yet to find a better place. Was nervous going back that it would not be what we remembered.Bed is so comfortable that we slept 10 hours per night.Only ate at buffet. Changed every night. They have Italian, seafood and Gluten free every day. Ate salads twice a day. Only resort I have never been sick.Pool bar, shows, entertainment staff, food, beach, so good!Shout out to the amazing entertainment staff that were so good and always remembered you. Thanks to Wifi, Capucinno, Skinney, Pepsi, Dania, and Maria. Also our amazing pool bartender Leonardo who always remembered what we drank. You guys made our vacation! We will be back to see you soon!

  • napanguy : Miramichi, Canada
Very Good Resort

Excellent place to stay. Room was super clean & cleaned great everyday. All staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful. Resort has above average buffet (compared to any I've been to). Pool was very nice and big, great swim up bar. Beach is nice soft powder. Water was a little rough but super fun. Would recommend as a great well priced resort.

  • SahiNav :
Great Vacation

I am right now in their Lobby waiting for our bus to take us to the airport,we are from winnipeg and we booked through air canada vacations so from transfer to the airport and back was a breeze.The resort isn't really a five star facility but the speciality restaurant like the Japanese one are awesome,so many activities for kids and adults to do...the staff here are awesome and very friendly people,I am a good tipper so I didn't face any all this resort was very fun filled vacation and we have no complaints.There are shows every night,which are fun...there is a discotheque,huge pool,kids club with day care facilities and the staff at the kids club are very good with kids.My daughter participated in two plays and had a great time,the beach is clean and lots of activities during the can play volleyball and soccer,they also have a beach barbecue during the lunch hour.We went to Ocean world and horse back riding which were fun filled.My wife enjoyed the horse back riding experience,and we will definitely return.Leonardo at the pool bar knew my name and knew what I like to drink,so that personal touch is greatly appreciated...keep up the good work IBEROSTAR!!!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited International brand drinks & beer from 9am-2am
  • House wine included
  • Sailing
  • Boogie boards
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Tennis w/instruction
  • Archery
  • Aerobics
  • Water aerobics
  • Sauna
  • Spanish lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 516 rooms in nine 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: Brazilian, Mexican, and International, dress code & reservation required
  • 3 bars
  • Disco
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • 2 lit tennis courts (fee)
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna & steambath
  • Boutiques
  • Dive shop on-site (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Free WiFi internet 

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • Sitting area
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or patio
  • Max occupancy 4 persons, no more than 3 adults

UNDER 13 STAY, PLAY & EAT FREE - Pay a special rate including airfare & transfers when sharing a room with 2 adults. Maximum 1 child. Discounted rates available for 2nd child. Inquire for details.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club, playground, and kid's pool. Babysitting service available (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive a fruit basket and a bottle of rum. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage.

Wedding Bonus - Wedding packages available, please inquire for details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Iberostar Costa Dorada
    Puerto Plata,Dominican Republic

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Iberostar Costa Dorada
Carretera Luperon km 4 Marapica, Costa Dorada, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.