An elegant resort with Colonial-style architecture, the Iberostar Costa Dorada gets good reviews. Offering comprehensive family friendly activities, this resort enjoys a great location on a lovely stretch of beach with calm waters perfect for swimming.

“A top pick for a budget-friendly getaway in Puerto Plata, this resort gets consistently great reviews from clients, many of whom are repeat guests. It’s perfectly located close to the Dorada complex and has a nice beach, great staff and reliably good food. The disco is a popular night spot, too!” — Vera Kelly, Maritime Travel Agent & Branch Manager, Gander Mall, NL


The guest rooms all have balconies, full bathrooms and mini-bars, which are re-stocked daily.


This superior hotel offers 516 rooms in nine three-storey buildings.

Guest room:

Air-conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 king or 2 twin beds, full bathroom, hairdryer, TV, telephone, in-room safe ($), balcony or terrace

What’s included:

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, 24-hour snacks, 3 a la carte dinners (reservations required), unlimited local and selected international drinks (house wine included), free admission to the disco (drinks included), daily activities program, nightly entertainment, selected non-motorized water sports, aerobics, tennis, volleyball, archery, bicycles, exercise room

Little extras ($):

PADI diving center, water skiing, conference room, massage, beauty salon, barber, spa services, car rental, laundry service, medical services, tennis (night), casino and golf nearby

For the little ones:

Kids club (ages 4 to 7), Maxi Club (8 to 12), wading pool, mini-show, babysitting ($) on availability.