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Cheap Flights to Puerto Plata
|Popular in||July||High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||£701||Average for round-trip flights in April 2020|
|Round-trip from||£638||From London to Puerto Plata|
Cheapest prices for Puerto Plata flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Puerto Plata?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - POP
£576 - £1003
29 - 34 °C
69 - 200 mm
While it’s hard to pick a bad time to visit Puerto Plata, there are a couple of things travellers should bear in mind before planning their holiday. The first is the crowds and the second is the weather. You’ll pay less if you visit during the low season but your trip may be interrupted by rain.
High season in Puerto Plata runs from November to April. This is when the city experiences its cool season, with lower levels of humidity and less rainfall. The majority of travellers travel to Puerto Plata during this time, fleeing cold winters elsewhere. As this is the peak season, visitors should expect accommodation and flights to Puerto Plata to be at their most expensive and the city to be at its busiest.
The summer months, May through October, make up the low season. There are high levels of humidity and rainfall during this period. If you can brave the weather then this is the perfect time to book and save. Cheap flights to Puerto Plata and accommodation discounts are more readily available.
When is the best time to book flights to Puerto Plata?
The price you pay for your flight to Puerto Plata may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 46 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Puerto Plata?
The cheapest day to fly to Puerto Plata is usually Saturday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Puerto Plata. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.
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. Great numbers of travellers book a flight to Puerto Plata, lured by the promise of sun, beautiful beaches and 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 ft (780 m) 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 29 degrees Celsius. 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.
There are many ways of getting from the city to the surrounding hotels and resorts. Taxis are available but are expensive and it is advised to book a private taxi through a reliable company to ensure your safety. Public transport such as buses are another option of getting around the city. They may be slower but are cheap and efficient.
Getting from the Airport to the City
Many visitors rent a car on their arrival at Gregorio Luperon International airport (POP), 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.