early May vacations at Iberostar
Pros: nice pool, variety of foods at buffet, rooms kept very clean, nice entertainment
I was a little disappointed by the beach, which had a lot of seaweed and actually a lot of plastic garbage floating around. Found via walking the beach that there was a small rubbish dump near the water about 800 feet to the left of the resort.... someone should clean that up and keep it cleaned. There were usually very few people actually in the water. The strong wind on the beach was an issue too to make it uncomfortable, although later in the week I realized it was only like that in the afternoon... in the morning it was pretty calm.
The pool was great, with the 2 major areas between 4.5 and 5 feet deep, swim up bar, and embedded Jacuzzi (not heated though) and plenty of lounge chairs available throughout the day. Although I didn't participate in the games at the pool during the day, they were lots of fun to watch.
Comment from Hotel Management
23-May-2017 by Quality Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying at IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada.
We appreciate your positive rating despite your disappointment with the beach. We apologize for this mishap, as you said, it is in the afternoon when the wind gets stronger, but that isn't a determining factor for not have a pleasant time on it.
Once again, thank you and we hope to have the opoortunity to welcome you back in case you decide to return to Puerto Plata.
Quality Manager Online
IBEROSTAR Dominican Republic