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Puerto Plata Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Puerto Plata Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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Airport Overview

puerto plata airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Puerto Plata Airport.

What to Expect

Puerto Plata Airport has a small, recently renovated terminal that primarily services European and North American flights. Several shops and eateries are available, both landside and airside, and a 24 hour eatery is located in the food court. WiFi is available inside two airport lounges, which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We have no reviews from travellers who have slept at this airport. If you’ve visited, please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Victorian Room – Location: Airside, Level 1. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Salon Ambar – Location: Airside, Level 1. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Puerto Plata Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport in nearby Sosua:

  • Neverland Guest House Hotel Hostel – (6 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle, but the hotel can assist you to book a transfer (approx. US$ 5 each way). » Check Rates
  • Hotel Casa Valeria – (10-15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request. ($) Cost is 1000 Pesos (approx. US$ 25). » Check Rates
  • Hotel Sosua Sunrise – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request (approx. $20.00USD each way). » Check Rates
  • Tropix Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel will arrange a taxi pick-up upon request, $25.00USD each way paid directly to driver. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Puerto Plata Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Puerto Plata Airport inside the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated Reservation Bank. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, 1st Level.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge at the airport.

Banking Services – There are two banks located landside on the first floor (Banreservas and Banco Popular).

Currency Exchange – Global Exchange offices are located on Customs and 2nd Level. Hours: according to flight schedules.

Disabled Services – There are designated handicap parking spaces.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty free shops are located airside. Additionally, there are four shops located landside on the second level of Terminals A and B. They sell snacks, souvenirs, crafts, textiles, etc.

Food & Drink – At the time of writing, there is one 24-hour food option (Coffeopolis/Emparedado/Rico Hot Dog, located in the food court on the first level). There are also a number of non-24 hour options located airside and landside. Most fast food restaurants are found in the food courts on the first and third levels. There is also a full restaurant in terminals A and B, airside, and a small local restaurant landside in the departures area. Most restaurants open between 6:00AM and 10:00AM, and close between 10:00PM and 11:00PM.

Family Services – There is a kids play area near the first floor food court.

Information Desk – An Information Service counter is available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s Post Office. Hours and Location: Unknown.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking Area – There is a smoking area airside in the south terminal.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of February 2019, Puerto Plata airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Air Transat • American Airlines • ArkeFly • CanJet • Condor • Eurowings • Finnair • Intercaribbean Airways • Jetair Fly • JetBlue • Novair • Sunwing • Thomson Fly • Travel Service Airlines • United Airlines • Westjet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Avis, Budget and Europcar are among several car rental agencies available onsite at the airport.

Taxi

Fixed-rate taxis are readily available at the airport and taxi stands located throughout the area. Confirm the rate for your destination with the driver before starting your trip.

Last updated: 2019-07-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.