The Spanish-based Iberostar chain’s Costa Dorada outpost truly means it when it says it’s an all-inclusive resort. Non-motorized water sports like kayaking or snorkeling are de rigueur for the other area mega-resorts, but the Iberostar also includes scuba diving, archery and riflery among its offerings.
During peak season, the resort is chock-full of families, who make good use of the playground, separate kids and teen clubs and nightly entertainment acts.
Guests can choose to splash all day in the tropically landscaped freeform pool, or build the world’s largest sandcastle from the golden sands of Costa Dorada. The pillars, columns and wrought-iron railings mixed with thatched roofs and palm fronds give the property a Spanish-Colonial meets tropical vibe.
Past guests on TripAdvisor say that in spite of a 2011 renovation, the rooms and pool are a bit tired and could use updating. But others say that’s a small trade-off for the amenities.
Unlike most American-owned hotels, the restaurant choices pander to more sophisticated palettes and include Mexican, Japanese and a Brazilian-style steakhouse. Depending on your kids, this could be a plus or a minus.
From the press:
“This resort will dazzle you” -- Fodor’s
“#4 of 45 Puerto Plata hotels” – TripAdvisor
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
Nightlife / entertainment
24-hour front desk
Baby-sitting service on request
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December.
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
Christmas Eve gala dinner fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The Iberostar Costa Dorada is approximately 30 minutes by car from Gregorio Luperon International Airport. A taxi is approximately $35USD plus tip. Taxis are readily available at the airport.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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