On the northern coast of the Dominican Republic is the large city of Puerto Plata that is home to several clusters of affordable resorts that are very popular with Europeans and Americans.
The area is famous for long beaches and package holidays, but not for diving and snorkeling like many other Caribbean islands. Spanish is obviously the local language, but English is understood and spoken by nearly everyone in the tourism business so you won’t have much problem communicating.
Puerto Plata is also home to many of the cheapest Caribbean resorts, especially all-inclusive ones, so it’s one of the best places for a cheap package holiday including airfare and an all-inclusive resort hotel on the beach.
Where to stay
There are nearly 100 resorts and hotels in the Puerto Plata area, in addition to innumerable smaller inns and lodges aimed at the budget and domestic crowd. Many of the resorts favored by Europeans run on an all-inclusive basis, with large grounds, daytime activities and nightlife all in one place. Puerto Plata literally has the cheapest all-inclusive deals on any Caribbean island during the high season, so check out the updated specials just below.
You’ll be flying into Gregorio Luperón International Airport, which is a large and busy facility that is suited to aircraft of all sizes, including wide-bodies. It’s served by major airports all over North America and Europe.
Nonstop flights from:
San Juan, Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, New York-JFK, Newark, Calgary, Montréal-Trudeau, Québec City, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Dublin, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Brussels, Zurich, Lisbon, Stockholm