Hotel Overview

A water lover’s paradise, Iberostar Costa Dorada features expansive golden beaches, lagoon-style pools, towering columns and an atmosphere of relaxed luxury. This region is steeped in history and offers the Caribbean’s largest dolphinarium. Tucked between majestic forested mountains and the shimmering blue ocean, you’ll find Iberostar Costa Dorada. With a seemingly endless shoreline, the resort is a haven for divers, snorkelers, sailors and windsurfers. When your time on the water is through, relax under the shade of towering palms and thatched roofs overlooking spacious tropical gardens. Enjoy a beverage, dine in any of the resort s superb restaurants, or take in a nightly show. For those who love water and unrivaled amenities, this is your dream vacation.

Enjoy quiet days stretched across a private expanse of white sand beach, seek relief from the warm Caribbean sun within the cool waters of the lake-style swimming pools and improve your swing on one of two lighted tennis courts. Ride kayaks, join aerobics, or participate in archery and shooting tournaments. Keep fit by taking advantage of the fully equipped gym and be pampered at the modern spa where you can enjoy treatments like massages and facials. Use of the sauna, steam room, and other spa facilities are included at no extra charge.

The Iberostar Costa Dorada offers three a la carte restaurants featuring Brazilian, Mexican and international cuisine (note: one guaranteed a la carte dinner per week). The abundant buffet serves fresh salads, cheeses, meats, fish, and pasta, and a bar with refreshments and snacks, chips, and more. Enjoy unlimited domestic drinks at six bars.


Puerto Plata - Beach
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic - La Union (POP) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1999
Last Renovation: 2011
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 516


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory **Important Information** Please note when booking a Family Room, the minimum occupancy for this room category is: 3 Adults
Advisory The Hotel has decided to undergo some renovations of Rooms from July 1st and expected to completed by 2024 November 30th, 2024. Hotel services will not be affected during this renovation and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fee are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

STUDENT/YOUTH GROUP POLICY - In order to maintain a family oriented environment, Iberostar Hotels and Resorts will be implementing a policy at student/youth groups. Students/youth All student/youth groups must be pre-approved and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Upon check-in, each group will be required to make a refundable cash deposit of USD $200.00 per room for any charges or damages that might be incurred during the stay. In the event that any member(s) from the group engage in inappropriate behavior disrespecting Hotel Staff and/or other guest or causing physical damages to facilities, the hotel management reserves the right to expel the entire group without reimbursement or refund of the remaining nights.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 9784 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Excellent hotel with fantastic staff throughout and a great atmosphere. Gardens and grounds have a luscious tropical feel. Large comfy beds in spacious rooms. Great variety of food. Bars well stocked with premium drinks. William at the beach bar and Mary in reception made our holiday and we will definitely be back.

    May 18, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic Resort

    Absolutely amazing time at Iberostar Costa Dorada Puerta Plata from May 4-11. We were a group of 9 adults and stayed in 5 rooms/3 different buildings (4, 5 and 8). We all felt our rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. The buffet was delicious, with a huge variety of options, especially enjoyed the 3 a la carts (I highly recommend the Mexican chicken taco). The overall layout of the resort is great and the pool nice, clean and big. There were tons of lounge chairs at the pool and beach area. Easy access to drinks as there was always a bar close by. The staff were all very nice and helpful. The only negative thing I would say is the resort isn’t on the best part of the beach. We did swim in the ocean but there are a lot of coral/rocks in parts. Other than that, we all loved our stay here and will certainly be staying her again!!!

    May 16, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Reviews are very deceiving makes me wonder who has been writing them!

    From the reviews I was shocked to find such a dated hotel that in not good shape. Fountains were green, pool cloudy and broken up in spots. The all inclusive is cheap liquor and one beer “Presidente”. Rooms ok at best. Food OK also. Good beach location, but you will be pestered by vendors. I would not recommend the hotel to a friend! Much better Carribean resorts.

    May 16, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Subpar at best.

    Day 1 had my friends stalked back to their room and harassed by another guest. I was denied entry to the restaurant directly adjacent to the pool because my shirt didn’t have sleeves and was only told after waiting in line for them to open for 20 minutes. Air conditioning doesn’t work in busting 4 and based on past reviews this is a common occurrence in multiple buildings. The only things that are included in this “all inclusive” resort are SOME foods and the drinks which are extremely watered down and have added bitters to make it feel like they have the correct amount of alcohol, took a shot with my friends of tequila from the exact same bottle and every one of our glasses had a different color liquid. Essentially while this is my first resort I’ve been too I’m an extremely disappointed in the overall experience of my first day I would not recommend thins location to my worst enemy. Should not be listed at 5 stars.

    May 15, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Location, Great Staff, HIGHLY Recommended!

    Beautiful Resort, Great food, Wonderful staff, Mountains on one side, Ocean on the other... Beautiful. On our last full day there, my daughter cut her foot on a rock in the ocean, freak accident. The resort staff were amazing. Made the whole ordeal as smooth and painless as possible. HIGHLY Recommended!!!

    May 14, 2024

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