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Cheap flights to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic from £214

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 1/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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22 Apr — 29 Apr1
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Flights to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic in 2024

Find the latest flights to Puerto Plata in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 895,763 searches and data was last updated on 17 April 2024.

Popular in

May

Cheapest in

November

Average price

£876

Return from

£854
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Average for return flights in April 2024
From London to Puerto Plata La Union

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Puerto Plata in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 895,763 searches and data were last updated on 17 April 2024.
The lowest fares on flights travelling to Puerto Plata in April and May 2024. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Thu 14/1114:05ZRH - POP
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Thu 5/1220:40POP - ZRH
Nonstop12h 50mSWISS
Deal found 16/4£996

One-way flights to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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Wed 1/509:30ZRH - POP
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Average price of flights to Puerto Plata by month

Plan your trip to Puerto Plata by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Puerto Plata is currently £214 while a return flight costs £0. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Puerto Plata (average of £720). Flying to Puerto Plata in August will prove the most costly (average of £1,144). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

£579

February

£600

March

£677

April

£738

May

£841

June

£706

July

£760

August

£920

September

£794

October

£818

November

£806

December

£865

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.

Peak Season:

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.

Off Season:

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 a flight to Puerto Plata?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Puerto Plata. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
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 41 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Puerto Plata?

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Users looking for the lowest fares to Puerto Plata should consider flying on Wednesday evenings, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Friday afternoons, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Puerto Plata

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Puerto Plata. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Puerto Plata. Reviews last updated 17 April 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown JetBlue, British Airways and Finnair to Puerto Plata to help guide your decision. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
7.8
Good
1,388 reviews

Overall

7.8

Crew

8.2

Food

6.9

Boarding

7.8

Entertainment

7.0

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

The bathroom was broken, AC wasn’t working, tv wasn’t working for half the flight

7.8
Good
1,388 reviews
7.8
Good
1,388 reviews

Overall

7.8

Crew

8.2

Food

6.9

Boarding

7.8

Entertainment

7.0

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

The bathroom was broken, AC wasn’t working, tv wasn’t working for half the flight

7.7
Good
4,681 reviews
7.8
Good
1,388 reviews

Overall

7.8

Crew

8.2

Food

6.9

Boarding

7.8

Entertainment

7.0

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

The bathroom was broken, AC wasn’t working, tv wasn’t working for half the flight

7.3
Good
14,974 reviews
7.8
Good
1,388 reviews

Overall

7.8

Crew

8.2

Food

6.9

Boarding

7.8

Entertainment

7.0

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

The bathroom was broken, AC wasn’t working, tv wasn’t working for half the flight

6.9
Okay
6,935 reviews
7.8
Good
1,388 reviews

Overall

7.8

Crew

8.2

Food

6.9

Boarding

7.8

Entertainment

7.0

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

The bathroom was broken, AC wasn’t working, tv wasn’t working for half the flight

City overview

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.

Puerto Plata climate

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.

Getting around Puerto Plata

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.

What is good to know if travelling to Puerto Plata?

  • Take a flight to Puerto Plata from January through to early April to see 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 snorkellers. 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 snorkelling 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.

Puerto Plata airport overview

Puerto Plata’s Gregorio Luperon Airport is a no-frills, highly functional little airport (the fourth-largest in the Dominican Republic), offering good connections to many international destinations. Flights to Puerto Plata are regular and surprisingly affordable – so if you haven’t had a break for a while, maybe it’s time to dust off your credit card and treat yourself to a dream beach holiday.

Described by Christopher Columbus in 1492 as the “fairest land under heaven”, the Dominican Republic’s Puerto Plata is one of those idyllic holiday destinations, where no matter what you do, you’re bound to return home feeling refreshed, and generally more in love with the world than when you left home.

Related info for your journey

  • What does POP mean?

    POP is a unique code, commonly called an IATA code, used in the aviation industry to identify airports. This code, along with many others, are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association). A POP flight refers to a flight to Puerto Plata La Union Airport.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Puerto Plata?

    Travelers will need to book flights to La Union (POP) if they wish to fly to Puerto Plata. The Puerto Plata airport is 8.6 mi from the city center.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Puerto Plata if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Puerto Plata on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Puerto Plata?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Air Transat is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Puerto Plata.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Puerto Plata?

    null is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Puerto Plata. One-way flights to null typically cost null, while return flights cost around null.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Puerto Plata depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Puerto Plata, London offers the quickest one-way flight (13 hours 35 minutes).

  • Does Puerto Plata La Union Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Puerto Plata La Union Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Puerto Plata La Union Airport?

    Yes. Puerto Plata La Union Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Villa Hermosa1 / Piscina is the closest property to Puerto Plata La Union Airport (0.0 mi away from Puerto Plata La Union Airport).

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