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Iberostar Costa Dorada

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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
  • Salvo L : Hanau, Germany

The Hotel is directly to the beach which is not the best but it is ok and the sea is clear. The only thing which is not acceptable are The couch on The beach which are uncomfortable and with damage. The food is nice and every day there is something difference. The Stuff is very friendly and the room was really clear (thanks to all employees). Special thanks to Maria (a very nice and friendly animator) who has a lot of patience with us. I can recommend this hotel for sure!

  • Wyomingcolleen : Nottingham, United Kingdom
Fantastic as usual

Visited this fantastic hotel in October 2017. This was my 7th visit here, and all I can say is "its Fabulous "It never ever fails to please me. The improvements to the pool, the new pool bar is awesome. The new refurbished Bar area is beautiful The pull of the hotel for me, is the welcome, the service, the friendliness of the staff at all levels. The star friends are awesome!! Wifi, Pepsi cola, Chico, skinny Maria are Amazing and ensure everyone is having a fantastic time. Wifi made my night, teaching me to bachata in the nightclub. I cannot fault one single thing. This hotel is awesome. I have visited Iberostar hacienda and punts Cana, but this hotel just has that welcome. Thank you everyone at Iberostar costa Dorada I shall see you in 2019.

  • Chrvargas :
Enjoyed my stay but wouldn’t return

I booked this resort after much research on TA. I think people have added many illegitimate reviews. Notice how many people only reviewed this place, ever.Hotel room was tired and older as many have said. The bathroom could certainly have been cleaned better found a lot hair after the room was cleaned. But thankfully no bugs. The resort (besides rooms) is beautiful, the beach too. Servers at the snack bar which is the only place available for lunch lack all service skills, and not very personable. Our breakfast and dinner buffet server was Santos he’s just perfect. Bar tenders were all amazing my fav was Erafran (I believe). The shoes at night were extremely unorganized, and not with the mosquito bites. The only bad was the kids club would only follow their posted itinerary if there were more than 5 kids in attendance. So out of our 5 Days there my son was never able to do archery, darts, play on the playground or crafts, he did absolutely nothing, in the kids club. And he was not allowed participate in the adult activities. The kids club consists of a small ball pit, tv with a wii (not Wii U) board games and a table. The girls there just sat behind the desk and didn’t interact much with the children. Nothing horrible happened but I would be open to trying a new resort.

  • servantoftheprincess : Stoney Creek
First Puerto Plata vacation

This resort lived up to its 4.5 star rating. First off , very clean and well maintained which is important to me... beach sand was cleared of any ocean seaweed daily.The employees were very friendly , food was great at both Buffets and A la Cartes. Hotel is little older but does not take away from the vacation experience with it being well maintained. Mixed Drink selection was very good. Entertainment during the day and evening shows were good. Pool area very good (swim up bar in a large pool) also a kids pool.Only minor complaint was the guys on the beach requesting they escort you to the market.. just say no thanks , they move on.There is also a very small casino about a minute away for those interested.... on this occasion actual came out ahead.. rare😎

  • debbie6172015 : Chelmsford, United Kingdom
A brilliant holiday

Lovely holiday at the Iberostar. The hotel rooms were air conditioned, spacious and had everything you needed. The maids came in everyday with clean towels and replenished the fridge with soft drinks and beer. They fumegated the room once while we were there to get rid of any bugs, not that we saw any!The food and restaurants were good, plenty to eat and drink all day long. My favourite restaurant to eat at was the Brazilian, following closely behind was the Japanese, which you must go to not just for the food but the experience!I was a bit concerned about the swimming pool before I went as I had read on trip advisor a couple of times that it was dirty and had even changed the colour of some swimwear. We found no evidence of this at all and saw the staff cleaning it at night. We swam daily in a beautiful pool which was large enough to have games,volleyball, babies and swimming all going on in different pools at the same time.The only thing we found as a negative is that sometimes a few members of staff had off days and weren't very friendly, e.g we did water aerobics each day and a bloke called Justin Bieber took the class and was brilliant, enthusiastic and motivated however the following week when we went I don't know why he bothered turning up. In fact he made my sister and I feel awkward being there so we swam out of the class half want through on told him it wasn't any fun. I must stress it was only a few of the staff that were like this, we did archery most days and the guys that took this were great. The entertainment team worked hard and although we didn't go in a busy period, the entertainment still continued throughout the day.I must mention our Thomson rep, Vicky who was brilliant. We booked several trips out with her which she always gave us good advice about. We would recommend the White water rafting,even though it's a 2 and a half hour drive away, it's a brilliant day and well worth the trip. Wear shorts over your swimwear as you don't necessarily get wet suits. The buggies we also would recommend as they are also really good fun. We did the bravissimo evening but weren't so impressed with the show. The meal was nice though!Vicky also sorted me out with a trip to the dentist, her knowledge about the area is excellent. She will shop for you if you need something that you can't pick up at the hotel and she keeps a stock of sun cream, shampoo, insect repellent, you name it she has it, that people staying a the hotel have left with her when they leave the hotel. She is always smiling and makes your stay at the hotel run smoothly.

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.