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 the towering palms and thatched roofs overlooking spacious tropical gardens


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

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 9752 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A GREAT family resort

    From the moment we arrived to the moment we departed we were so spoiled. All the staff went out of their way to ensure we were taken care of. The smiles and hugs we received made us feel like family. We will definitely be back. Our favorite restaurant was a tie between the Italian and the Japanese. The pool was clean, our room was checked and straighten daily. The spa was amazing! The grounds were landscaped nicely. We enjoyed the entertainment too! Overall a great family resort! Shout out to Perla, Adam, Joselito, Batman!!!!!!

    Apr 16, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Just returned home from an AMAZING vacation at this resort. Two couples and we couldn't have asked for anything better. From the moment we arrived we were treated like family by the staff. They 100% make this place what is. Henry and Marlon at the star prestige lounge were delightful. Road runner from the entertainment team was a great dance teacher and made archery so much fun! All of the entertainment staff derserve a huge shout put. So hardworking and so involved in guest interaction. Gherson, Huey and Juan at the beach lounge made our day every single day. Top notch service! Be sure to find Casimira, she is the sweetest most loving lady, makes the best espresso martini around. The facilities are great, lots of character and a perfect size. Not too big, everything was close by. Our rooms were great. Housekeeping goes above and beyond. Spotless everyday, not a stray hair to be found. Room was always cleaned at a convenient time. The beach is beautiful. Pool area is large, never felt crowded. Food here is wonderful and varied. You will NOT go hungry. Do not miss the Japanese restaurant, delicious food and entertaining performance. Would recommend 1000 times over and would go back in a heartbeat.

    Apr 15, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    We keep coming back

    We have been about 20 times, we just love this place. It's older rooms are dated but if you are spending so much time in your room then you are not doing your holiday right. Food is good, you can always find something to eat. You won't go hungry. The staff is what makes this place what it is. They remember you from visit to visit and greet you like family whenever you come back again.

    Apr 14, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful Resort Where You Are Treated Like Family.

    Everyone at Iberostar Costa Dorada felt like family. Everywhere you go you are greeted with a kind smile snd excellent service. The buffet has a very vast selection of food both domestic and international. There's many activities the staff performs everyday. The best part is the cookout at the beach everyday. While our stay BBQ meats and Paella were cooked. At night the common areas look amazing, looks like a small village. Theres also shows at the outdoor theater and a nightclub till 2 A.M. Overall our stay was wonderful. Also, It's not far from downtown Puerto Plata, where there's many attractions. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay extraordinary.

    Apr 14, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Love Puerta Plata…Iberostar was just OK.

    Arrived seamlessly through POP Customs to our pre-arranged transportation to the resort. Check-in went smoothly and we were able to request a room near our friends without any issue. The staff are very friendly and helpful, for the most part. One thing I dislike about AI is the waiting in line to make reservations for the restaurants you are not at all guaranteed to get into. This resort is no different and you’re limited to 3 reservations when staying for 7 days. The reservation desk is open 9am-12pm but unless you get in line by 9am, you will likely not get what you want or will be eating after 8pm. Probably easier process as a party if 2 but otherwise, you’re expected to eat at the buffet. The buffet has many options and you certainly won’t be hungry, but it’s repetitive and the food is only so-so. The staff in the buffet run their butts off and will recognize you if you sit in their section enough. The restaurants are better but not great. The Japanese was the best but similar to any hibachi you’ll get at home. The Mexican was “Eh” and Italian was OK. No steakhouse, surprisingly. We did a nice dinner on the beach which cost extra but the cost was reduced after we sat through a presentation to buy into the Iberostar VIP club. Mercado in concierge was a good guy but we only met him after agreeing to the Iberostar Club presentation. The rooms are dated and basic but kept very clean and the AC works good enough for us. There were some drinks regularly stocked in the fridge and I loved the purified water they had from the various stations they had around the resort rather than relying on a few bottled waters left in a room each day. The bars varied in quality and most drinks were very weak. The booze bottles have got to be watered down! Some bartenders were good, others not so much. Surprisingly, the worst bartenders are at the pool bars. Not sure if there is a reason for this but they could make good money in tips if they were more friendly and attentive. Fermin was not at all friendly and would not acknowledge you until he felt good and ready. Unfortunately, he was at the swim-up bar every day we were there. Elvis was OK and we just started getting out of the pool to get drinks from him. All in all, we had a great time with our friends, as usual, but won’t be back to this resort. The staff were mostly great but the few terrible bartenders by the pool, where we spent a lot of time, ruined it a bit and there were no servers around the pool or beach. The reservation process and limitations were another downside. Also, no room service and they wouldn’t allow you to bring food outside the buffet or snack area to have by the pool, on the beach, to the areas around the lobby where you could sit and listen to music or even to your room. They said it was because of the glass plates but we all know there are alternatives to glass plates.

    Apr 07, 2024
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319