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Home Flights Caribbean Dominican Republic Cheap flights to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Cheap flights to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Popular in November High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest in September Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price $577 Average for round-trip flights in October 2020
Round-trip from $588 From Las Vegas to Puerto Plata
One-way from $179 One-way flight from Las Vegas to Puerto Plata
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Puerto Plata related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Puerto Plata along with the rest of Dominican Republic. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: The Dominican Republic has reopened its air borders. From September 15, travelers no longer need to provide a negative PCR or COVID-19 test upon arrival. Instead, airports will administer a quick, aleatory breath test to between 3% and 10% of passengers, and all those who present symptoms, upon arrival. All passengers will also need to perform a temperature check. Passengers who present symptoms or whose test results are positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations. Travelers will be required to fill out and submit a Traveler’s Health Affidavit. Through this form, passengers declare they have not felt any COVID-19 related symptoms in the last 72 hours and provide contact details for the next 30 days. If you are looking to book a trip to Puerto Plata and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for Puerto Plata flights by month

January
$467
February
$487
March
$557
April
$560
May
$567
June
$587
July
$591
August
$587
September
$425
October
$462
November
$518
December
$517
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Puerto Plata is September. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Puerto Plata?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LAS - POP
Price
$425 - $873
POP
Temperature
84.2 - 93.2 °F
POP
Rainfall
2.72 - 7.87 inches
The best time to fly to Puerto Plata is during September, but great deals can be found at other times. August sees the temperatures in Puerto Plata peak to their warmest. January tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Puerto Plata?

Thursday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Puerto Plata. Flying on Wednesday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Puerto Plata?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Puerto Plata trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

Puerto Plata occupies an area tucked in between the mountains and the deep blue sea along the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Christopher Columbus landed on its shores in 1493, declaring it beautiful and naming it Puerto Plata, the Silver Port, to mark its shimmering waters.

Today, it’s best known as a lively resort area and a popular stopping-off point for cruise-ship passengers. Travelers visit Puerto Plata in great numbers, lured by the promise of sun, beautiful beaches and, frankly, economically priced all-inclusive packages.

Puerto Plata certainly has its charms. There are two parks – Parque Luperon and Parque Central. Where Parque Luperon is a quiet and shady green space, Parque Central is the gathering place for locals, surrounded as it is by the City Hall and Palace of Justice. An absolute must is a seven-minute cable car ride to the top of Mount Isabel, 2559 feet high. From the summit, there are panoramic views of the north coast as well as a luscious botanical gardens, restaurant to revive spirits flagging from sightseeing and a statue of Christ with outstretched welcoming arms, reminiscent of the one in Rio de Janeiro.

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Puerto Plata climate

The local climate is fairly constant year-round. Average daytime temperatures are about 85 degrees F. The tropical season runs May through October and features high humidity and rainfall. November through April is the tropical cool season and experiences less rainfall and lower levels of humidity.While it’s hard to pick a bad time to visit Puerto Plata, there are a couple of things travelers should bear in mind before booking flights. The first is the crowds and the second is the weather. You’ll pay less if you visit during the low season but your holiday may be interrupted by rain.

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Best Time to Fly to Puerto Plata

Peak Season:

November to April is high season, when most travelers arrive in Puerto Plata fleeing the cold winters elsewhere.

Off Season:

The summer months – May through October – are low season and humidity and rainfall levels are high. If you can brave them you will have the pick of discounted flights and accommodations

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Getting around Puerto Plata

Many visitors rent a car at Gregorio Luperon International airport, particularly if they plan on making side trips outside of Puerto Plata. There is also frequent bus and minibus service between the airport and Puerto Plata. Taxis are also available.

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Puerto Plata Travel Information

  • January through early April is when the humpback whales return to the bay at Samana. About a two-and-a-half hour excursion from the airport, it makes for a memorable day trip.
  • The waters around Puerto Plata are home to some of the most sought-after fish. For blue marlin, visit July to September, for white marlin April to June, for mahi mahi October to March, for wahoo October to January, and finally for sailfish, October to March.
  • The Brugal Rum Distillery is a short distance east of Puerto Plata. Take a tour to see how the rum is produced, sample it and then buy it at a slightly discounted price.
  • In and around Puerto Plata, the beaches are fronted by coral reefs, very popular with divers and snorkelers. Long Beach is along the Malecon, it’s the public, urban beach. Some of the best diving on the north coast is a quick drive away. In Sosua, under the waves, there are reefs, canyons, gardens and shipwrecks. Playa Grande, slightly further afield, but well worth the distance, offers superlative snorkeling in the Gri Gri lagoon.
  • One of Puerto Plata’s most popular tourist attractions is the Amber Museum. Located on Duarte Street in a wedding-cake style Victorian mansion, the museum has a fascinating collection. Dominican amber is said to be the most transparent in the world.

 

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