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Iberostar Costa Dorada Review

five stars

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Puerto Plata has everything that you’re looking for in a Caribbean beach vacation – beautiful beaches, warm Caribbean waters, cultural attractions and a trip to Puerto Plata All Inclusive Resorts usually comes in at fractions of what you’d pay at other destinations. Even less if you book with All-Inclusive-Resorts.com!

Resort Overview

Iberostar Costa Dorada Review:

This elegant, spacious, colonial-style complex contains 498 guestrooms and 18 junior suites located in nine three-story buildings. The open-plan layout of the lobby allows for seating areas and a bar, serving the finest liquors as well as tasty tropical drinks. There is a main restaurant offering a buffet and featuring an open kitchen, chefs-on-display centerpiece. The resort boasts three other specialty restaurants, including one adjacent to the beach, and four bars are situated throughout the complex. Guests will have no shortage of things to do with the resort´s fully equipped gym and spa, shops, boutiques and nightclub. There is also a pool area with a terrace and separate children´s pool, surrounded by expansive tropical gardens.

Accommodations

Iberostar Costa Dorada Review of accomodations: This hotel boasts 488 stylish guestrooms and 18 junior suites. All rooms have either two single beds or one king size bed. Other features include private bath and shower, air conditioning, ceiling fan, telephone, cable TV, mini-bar and either a balcony or terrace. The spacious junior suites also include a cozy seating area and beautiful ocean view.

Activities

Iberostar Costa Dorada Review of Activities: Here guests can take part in activities such as aerobics, waterpolo, table tennis, archery and one hour of tennis court usage per person per day (night tennis is available for an additional charge). Windsurfing, sailing and kayaking are also very popular.

The resort includes a CDC PADI Gold Palm Resort Dive Center, which offers various diving courses from beginner to instructor levels. There are also nitrox courses, local dives and night dives for those who are certified. Equipment rental, snorkel tours and courses are also available.

 

 

Eating at Hotetur Dorado

Iberostar Costa Dorada Review of Restaurants and Bars:The all-inclusive resort offers guests the option of dining at various buffets in the main restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The beach restaurant offers light fare throughout the day. For dinner, guests can make a reservation at one of the specialty restaurants, offering Mexican, Brazilian and other tropical cuisine. All drinks, including a selection of international beverages, 24-hour bar service, mineral water, soft drinks and beer from the mini-bar, are included. The resort bars do not serve alcoholic beverages between the hours of 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. Guests receive complimentary entry to the nightclub and Lucy´s Mini-Club program for children. Lounge chairs, sun umbrellas and towels are complimentary for use in the pool area.

Playa Dorada Golfing

Guests of our hotel can enjoy great golf at the Playa Dorada golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1978. The signature course was created for all types of golfers, from beginner to professional, providing a challenging, yet fair environment for the ultimate golf enthusiast. Set throughout the Playa Dorada hotels and complex, the 18 hole, 6,730-yard, par-72 course features lush terrain, sloping hillsides, wide fairways and huge sand bunkers. In addition, signature hole 4 features lush greens bordering the land and sea, and hole 5 borders inland water.

The facility also includes a driving range, putting green, pro-shop, lockers and clubhouse with an elegant bar and restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For additional information on the course please visit www.playadoradagolf.com.

Location of Costa Dorada

Iberostar Costa Dorada Review location: Situated on the long, golden beach of Costa Dorada, this hotel is located a convenient five minute drive from Puerto Plata and three minutes from Playa Dorada.

Climate:
Not too hot and not too cold, Puerto Plata has perfect weather. It has a tropical climate all year long with very few variations and only two seasons of the year, summer and winter with an average annual temperature of 77º F. The ocean breeze and tropical vegetation create a relaxing atmosphere.

Getting There:
The International Airport of Puerta Plata “Gregorio Luperon” (POP) is only 11 miles (18 Km) from the city. Usually, you can find a taxi or catch a bus to the hotel for a reasonable price. Renting a car is another alternative. The majority of rent-a-car companies have an office at the airport.

Currency:
The official currency of the Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso, which is divided into 100 cents. Although it is not official, the U.S. Dollar is widely accepted in all parts (and sometimes even preferred over the peso).

It is legal to exchange money in commercial banks, exchange booths, and hotels. The exchange rate is determined by the Central Bank and is based on market conditions. Most banks are open Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 3:00pm. Major credit cards which are accepted include, Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Diners Club. ATMs are located at various points in the Dominican Republic.


City:
Puerto Plata, a city located on the northern coast, is known as “the girlfriend of the Atlantic,” and is characterized by its Victorian styles houses. Squished between the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the majestic mountain Isabel de Torres to the south, this city was originally a refuge from pirates and conquerors. It is the most important artisan center of the Dominican Republic with an abundance of hand made crafts. You will also find famous amber mines which is turned into beautiful jewellery with various colors and designs.

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