Puerto Plata travel guide

Puerto Plata Tourism | Puerto Plata Guide

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. We recommend you stay at least 20 days in order to fully appreciate everything Puerto Plata has to offer.

When to visit Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata in March
Estimated hotel price
£67
1 night at 3-star hotel
Puerto Plata in March
Estimated hotel price
£67
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 9 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Puerto Plata from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 18h 25m.

Car

Another option to get to Puerto Plata is to pick up a car hire from Punta Cana, which is about 166 miles from Puerto Plata. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Europcar, among others, in Punta Cana.

Bus

Puerto Plata’s bus station is located 0.9 miles from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Puerto Plata, you’ll arrive at Puerto Plata La Union (POP), which is located 9 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Puerto Plata from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 18h 25m.

Car

Another option to get to Puerto Plata is to pick up a car hire from Punta Cana, which is about 166 miles from Puerto Plata. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Europcar, among others, in Punta Cana.

Bus

Puerto Plata’s bus station is located 0.9 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Puerto Plata

Airlines serving Puerto Plata

Lufthansa
Good (4,427 reviews)
KLM
Good (806 reviews)
SWISS
Good (910 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,190 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (961 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,827 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,458 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,336 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,640 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (4,386 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (307 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (761 reviews)
Condor
Good (246 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,657 reviews)
WestJet
Good (1,828 reviews)
Air Transat
Good (260 reviews)
Sunwing Airlines
Good (24 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 Lifestyle Crown Residence Suites, Puerto Plata offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around £84 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £118 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Puerto Plata, with prices from £14 to £2,275 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 54% 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)
£85+
The Ocean Club, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Norte
5 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
£300+
Iberostar Costa Dorada
5 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
£125+
Vh - Gran Ventana Beach Resort
4 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
£150+
Sunscape Puerto Plata
4 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
£96+
Casa Marina Beach & Reef
3 stars
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
£125+

Hiring a car in Puerto Plata

Hiring a car in Puerto Plata costs £55 per day, on average, or £1,095 if you want to hire it for 20 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 74% more expensive than at Puerto Plata La Union.

Expect to pay £1.04 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 £12.42 and £16.56.

Hiring a car in Puerto Plata costs £55 per day, on average, or £1,095 if you want to hire it for 20 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 74% more expensive than at Puerto Plata La Union.

Expect to pay £1.04 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 £12.42 and £16.56.