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Iberostar Costa Dorada

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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4 Nights with Air from $2,269 All-Inclusive
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Come on down and get your glow on at Costa Dorada aka "The Gold Coast." This expansive, Colonial-style complex is set in ... More

Customer Rating 150 Reviews
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4.2
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4.1
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3.8
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4.1 out of 5
"Iberostar Costa Dorado was a fantastic resort. My wife and I spent 10 nights at this marvelous resort - and cannot wait to return. The food was great - of course I ate too much - but it was plentiful a..." – MervynBraude
141 out of 180 (78%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.2
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4.2
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4.1
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3.8
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3.9
4.1 out of 5
"Iberostar Costa Dorado was a fantastic resort. My wife and I spent 10 nights at this marvelous resort - and cannot wait to return. The food was great - of course I ate too much - but it was plentiful a..." – MervynBraude
141 out of 180 (78%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Chilling at the beach. huts on the beach Room view Pool at night. AT ONE OF THE RESTAURANT in main lobby area Room with a view! beach The end ..... our building Perfect pools Pool at night AT THE POOL Pable - the best
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April 30, 2019
My experience

The hotel wasn’t 5 star but the service we received was! On Saturday there was a foam party it was awesome I have never had so much fun in a pool before. Great trip!


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
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From: New York
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 12, 2019
Iberostar Costa Dorada Booked With Paul

First, a big thank you for Paul (our booking agent) for seeing to it that we had a very nice room on the 2nd floor, room closest to the pool for a standard rated room. It was ideal, comfortable and convenient. The grounds are impeccable and beautiful. Unfortunately, the pool is in need of repair because it's long beyond the point of needing a need coat of paint. Currently there are areas of the stone bed that have become exposed from under the pool coating. Sooner or later someone is going to hurt themselves because this is a real issue. Food was good and we most enjoyed the Mexican restaurant, but tried all three during our stay. Shows were enjoyable and the staff was very gracious and accommodating.


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Overall Rating: 4
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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From: New Jersey
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 10, 2019
Sixth Year in a Row- Paradise Again!

My wife and I spent 7 nights at the beautiful Iberostar Costa Dorada in Puerto Plata. This is the 6th year in a row that we have used Cheap Caribbean to book an all-inclusive vacation. Our previous five years were in the Riviera May and two of those were at Iberostar resorts. We decided to try a different country this time and we loved the Dominican Republic. Everything went smooth, the flights were early, the Amstar shuttle bus was easy to find and only took 20 minutes to get to the hotel. The staff at the Iberostar were friendly and top notch, especially Stephanie at the concierge desk...she personally made sure our stay was excellent. This Iberostar was smaller than Iberostar's we have stayed at in the past. The pool and beach were beautiful and we were always able to find lounge chairs available. The room was comfortable and the maid always had the fridge restocked daily and a new towel animal on the bed every day with flowers. We loved the swim up bar! The only negative was the amount of restaurants to make your dinner reservations; they only had 3. At every past Iberostar resort there were at least 5 restaurants which gave more variety. The buffet was great though. We did eat at the 3 restaurants, just wish there were more. We loved our relaxing vacation!


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
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From: Maine
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

February 25, 2019
Highly Worthwhile

This was a delightful vacation and I can't wait to go back with many more friends in tow. The grounds of the Iberostar are beautifully maintained, with a large variety of palms and a sweet orchid garden. We didn't spend much time at the pool because it was generally noisier than we like - ongoing music and activities being led by microphone. Great for families. That was also the case on the beach for part of the day each day, but we were able to position ourselves at the furthest corners of the property so that we were not too disturbed. There were plenty of comfortable lounge chairs on the beach, and plenty of shade as well. We thoroughly enjoyed playing Bocce on the beach and tennis on the courts, and the Pro was very nice and affordable, though a bit better for lower level players than high (make sure to bring your own racket and balls.) We enjoyed the huge variety at the buffet meals and were usually quite happy with the way things were cooked. Whatever your taste is: seafood, meat, veg, amazing variety of fruits and fresh salad... it's all there. We only tried the Japanese restaurant one night and would not bother to do that again because honestly the buffet is much better, though next time we will probably try the Mediterranean. The staff are amazing. Everyone is so warm and genuine, and you feel taken care of at every turn. The entertainment was a bit amateurish, but plenty of people seemed to enjoy it each evening. Some of the live music in the evening was quite good - I could have done with more of that and less of shows. We were very surprised at the quality of alcohol used. Other resorts in the past have used only the cheapest pours, but not Iberostar. Make sure to bring plenty of dollar bills for tips. Staff really appreciates the tips and they deserve them!! Enjoy!! I can't wait to go back!!


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Western MA
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Features 516 rooms with an original Caribbean design. All rooms have pool or sea views. Guestrooms' spacious balconies or patios face exceptionally lush tropical gardens. Pretty cream-and-blue rooms have every comfort, ensuring your holiday is a magnificent one. Bathrooms contain tub/shower combination. For a fee, in-room safes protect valuables. Double Rooms offer one king bed or two double beds and accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children.

Room Details

Standard (DBL)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Standard Ocean View (DBVM)
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What's to Love

It's an all-inclusive relax-a-thon on the golden sands of Costa Dorado.

The Turkish bath, and hot stone massages at the stress-smashing spa.

Dropping off the kids at Lucy's Club (ages 4-12) - they draw & read while you play.

Golfing at the 18-hole Playa Dorada Beach & Golf Club that's five-minutes away.

 

What We'd Change

The guest rooms do not have Internet access, and there is a small fee for access in the hotel lobby. But who goes to Puerto Plata to work on the computer, anyway?

 

Why You Should Go

It's 20 minutes from the airport - your Dominican dream vacay will begin presto.

This place is all about water sports - kayaks, canoes, Hobie cats and more.

There's a casino for the riskier beach lovers.

For the land lovers, there's tennis, volleyball, a fitness room and more.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Business Center ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Wedding Services
  • Sauna
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Billiards
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Shopping
  • Catering
  • Massage ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Massage/Spa Treatments ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting Services ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Dining
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Iberostar Costa Dorada

Carretera Luperon km 4, Marapica, Costa Dorada

+809 320 1000

Hotel Description

Iberostar Costa Dorada: All-Inclusive & Good as Gold

Come on down and get your glow on at Costa Dorada aka "The Gold Coast." This expansive, Colonial-style complex is set in a primo location: you'll see epic views of the Atlantic to the northeast and the stunning Pico de Torres, a mountain nearly 2,650 feet high, to the west. If those visual morsels don't tickle your vacay fancy, then dive into all that's here, starting (appropriately) with all the water sports. It's a haven not only for aquatic lovers, but also aficionados of many other fab things: beach, pool, grub, drinks, spa goodies & more.

DINING

It's nosh time on the sand. Feast on Dominican specialties, Mexican, Brazilian tastes, and irresistible Japanese favs. Beach appetit.

El Mercado Restaurant
Type: Dominican
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: This buffet restaurant offers the finest Dominican specialties plus international dishes.
Dress code: Men are required to wear a shirt with sleeves and proper footwear. Bermuda shorts are allowed.

La Hacienda
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily. Four seatings: 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:15 pm, 8:45pm
Description: La Hacienda's culinary delights are guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding gourmets. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Men are required to wear a dress shirt, long pants and proper footwear. Jeans and Bermuda shorts are not allowed.

El Rodizio
Type: Brazilian
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Description: El Rodizio serves up Brazilian fare and is open for dinner only. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Men are required to wear a dress shirt, long pants and proper footwear. Jeans and Bermuda shorts are not allowed.

Sakura
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-9:15pm
Description: The freshest sushi, sashimi and other irresistible Japanese favorites. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Men are required to wear a dress shirt, long pants and proper footwear. Jeans and Bermuda shorts are not allowed.

All hours are subject to change.

A La Carte Reservations
A la carte restaurants require reservations which may be made from 9am-11am and from 4pm-5pm with public relations at the hotel. A la carte dining guarantees are based on the number of nights booked.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Grab a cocktail at a variety of drinkeries - everywhere from lobby to the pool to the beach. There's also a theater for entertainment day & night. Cheers!

La Plaza Theatre Bar
This is the perfect spot to enjoy the finest national and international drinks, along with lively conversation. Daily, 6pm-midnight.

El Kiosko Beach Bar
Enjoy a light snack while relaxing poolside. You won't even have to leave your hammock. Daily, 10am-6pm and 8pm-2am.

La Fuente Lobby Bar
At La Fuente Lobby Bar, you'll enjoy an exclusive atmosphere accompanied by the finest national and international drinks. Daily, 9am-2am.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Here, you've got the best of both sunny worlds: there's direct access to the large, palm-shaded beach from the big, free-form pool, where you can chill in a hot tub. With an adjacent kids' pool, your munchkins can get splishy splashy - away from you.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Sailing
  • Catamaran
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling

Land

  • Table tennis
  • Archery
  • Olympic games
  • Billiards
  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Fitness room
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Golf
The 18-hole course at Playa Dorada Beach and Golf club is a 5-minute drive from Iberostar.



INTERNET

The resort provides both an internet cafe and public Wi-Fi areas.

SPA SERVICES

Designed especially to help you unwind, the hotel boasts a modern spa offering massages, treatments, Jacuzzis, a Turkish bath and hairdressing service. Some of the treatments include aromatherapy, reflexology, Ayur-balancing and hot-stone massages. Spa services are not included in the all-inclusive package.

WEDDING/HONEYMOON

A spectacular natural setting makes this perfect for special occasions.The decor, the beach and the catering create the perfect venue for weddings, honeymoons or vow renewals.

A Wedding Planner can take care of everything, from the bride's bouquet to the groom's buttonhole, the cake and reservations for dinner in an a la carte restaurant.



CHILD CARE

Fun and games are guaranteed for kids at Lucy's Club for children 4-12 years old.

They'll have fun drawing, reading, playing, watching films and making friends with other children.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located three miles from Puerto Plata, 13 miles from the airport. Approximate driving time is 20 minutes. Located across from Costa Dorada Beach, with a golf course just 1.24 miles away.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

All-Inclusive Package
The All-Inclusive Package is subject to change based on when you book your trip.

A la Carte Dining Reservations
A la carte restaurants require reservations which may be made from 9am-11am and from 4pm-5pm with public relations at the hotel. A la carte dining guarantees are based on the number of nights booked as follows:

  • One- to three-night stays, guests will receive one reservation guarantee in the a la carte restaurants.
  • Four- to six-night stays, guests will receive two reservations guaranteed in the a la carte restaurants.
  • Seven- to nine-night stays, guests will receive three reservations guaranteed in the a la carte restaurants.
  • Ten- to 13-night stays, guests will receive four reservations guaranteed in the a la carte restaurants.
  • Fourteen-night stays, guests will receive five reservations guaranteed in the a la carte restaurants.
  • Longer than 15-night stay, guests will have to check availability with public relations at the hotel.

Guests should check daily with public relations from 9am-11am and from 4pm-5pm regarding availability for the a la carte restaurants and request additional a la carte dinners based on space available.

Drinking Water
The resort purifies water but recommends drinking complimentary bottled water.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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