Puerto Plata is a quaint Dominican city surrounded by all-inclusive resorts that offer accommodations from budget to high-brow, and from family-oriented properties to intimate boutique-hotels. Once outside the resorts, however, there are mostly small motel and hotel offerings, where superior standards cannot be guaranteed. Costambar, just west of Puerto Plata, has some condos and "apart-hotels" (similar to apartments) available for short-term rental. Be warned that motels and "cabanas" outside of tourist areas are rented by the hour, and sleep is the last thing on patrons' minds.
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