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Cheapest Prices for Puerto Plata flights by month
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Puerto Plata is September. The most expensive month for flights is December. 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.
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.
When is the best time to book flights to Puerto Plata?
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Puerto Plata, you should look to book at least 28 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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Which day is cheapest to fly to Puerto Plata?
Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Puerto Plata. Flying on Thursday will result in higher flight prices.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
At the moment, flights at noon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Puerto Plata trip. A flight in the morning 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.
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.
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.
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.