The Top Ten Hotels in the Country’s North Coast Region, According to TripAdvisor

The boutique hotel “Casa Veintiuno”, situated in the north coast coastal village of Sosua, tops the list of the region’s best hotels.

Situated near Puerto Plata, the north coast’s most important city, the hotel was included on the list prepared by the online travel website TripAdvisor.

This small three-room hotel received a Certificate of Excellence (2012 and 2013), issued by the Travellers Choice Awards in the customer service category. The hotel’s restaurant tops the list of the five best restaurants in Sosua, one of the north coast’s most important tourism enclaves.

The list was put together this year by RT Magazine, the country’s most important tourism publication. The hotel features a swimming pool, a jacuzzi and a gymnasium.

The following hotels are also included on the list:


The Velero Beach Resort came in second on the list, according to readers of the TripAdvisor website. It was also chosen as the best hotel in Cabarete, the world-renown spot for windsurfing activities.

It is a 29-room condo-hotel situated right on Cabarete Beach, known the world over for its exceptional wind and kite surfing facilities. Its restaurant “La Otra Cosa” came in third on the list of the region’s best restaurants, according to RT Magazine.

It also has a swimming pool, a gymnasium and a bar.


The Tropix Hotel, winner of a 2013 Travellers Choice Award in the “Bargain” category, came in as the third most popular hotel in the North Coast.

The 10-room hotel is situated in the coastal tourism village of Sosua.  Four of the rooms are double suites with capacity for five guests.  It is a European-style facility that serves breakfast by the pool area.


The Extreme Hotel in Cabarete is fourth on the list and it is a favorite of kite surfers. The 20-room hotel also received a 2013 Travellers Choice Award in the “Bargain” category.


Fifth on the list is the 50-room Casa Colonial Beach & Spa Boutique Hotel. A member of the Small Luxury Brand Hotels of the World, the facility received a four-diamond rating by the American Automobile Association.

In the Dominican Republic the facility is recognized as the best hotel in the north coast’s Playa Dorada area, and the best boutique hotel in Puerto Plata.

Its restaurant Lucia ranks first in the list put together by RT Magazine, the country’s most important tourism magazine. The list was put together through a survey put together by world-class travelers.


The 11-room Casa Valeria boutique hotel is situated in the very heart of Sosua, and came in sixth on the list.  This ranch-style facility features a bar and restaurant.


In seventh place is the Millennium Resort & Spa, a luxury hotel situated right on beautiful Cabarete Beach. The facility offers one, two and three bedroom apartments, for a total of 53 rooms.


The Iberostar Costa Dorada is a five-star, 498-room resort, located right on the Costa Dorada beach in Puerto Plata.  The facility offers guests four restaurants, a spa and a jacuzzi.


The ninth place on the list is occupied by the Blue JackTar Condos & Villas, located in the Playa Dorada resort in Puerto Plata. The 74-room hotel offers guests fine international and Caribbean cuisine at its Green Jack Restaurant.  The restaurant appears in fourth place in RT Magazine’s 2013 listing of the best restaurants in the region.


The tenth is the Hotel Alegria, a 13-room boutique hotel located in downtown Cabarete.

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