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Puerto Plata

Dominican Republic Destination Weddings

Getting Married in Puerto Plata

Surrounded by miles of pristine coastline with a quaint colonial town center, Puerto Plata is one of the best places to get married in the Dominican Republic. Couples and wedding guests will enjoy beautiful mountain views, lush jungles, golden sand beaches, and an exciting active nightlife scene. If you're dreaming of a quintessential Caribbean beach celebration, Puerto Plata may be the perfect choice.

Top Highlights

  • Natural beauty
  • Rich history
  • Lush botanical gardens
  • Exciting water sports
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Underwater sites

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Puerto Plata Marriage Requirements Ibstar CostaDorada

Marriage Requirements

To get legally married in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, couples must present specific documents at least three days prior to the ceremony, including an original birth certificate, valid passport, and notarized single status affidavit (divorce and/or death decrees if applicable).

Many couples opt to have a symbolic destination wedding in Puerto Plata, since it's much more convenient for foreign travelers.

Puerto Plata Wedding Packages Ibstar CostaDorada

Wedding Packages in Puerto Plata

There are many all-inclusive resorts in Puerto Plata that offer convenient and affordable wedding packages. These will typically include your ceremony and reception site, decor options, a wedding cake, officiant and romantic amenities for the couple to enjoy. Customizations and upgrades can be accommodated for an additional cost.

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Travel Tips

Puerto Plata Travel Tips

Travel Documents

To travel to Puerto Plata, you'll need to have a valid passport, tourist card (often included with airfare) and proper receipts for your return trip.


Spanish is the official language of Puerto Plata, but visitors can rest easy knowing that English is also spoken in popular tourist areas.

Currency & Tipping

While the Dominican Peso is the official currency of Puerto Plata, the US dollar is usually also accepted in main tourist areas. Tipping is not expected within an all-inclusive resort, but some people feel obliged to do so anyway. 

Things To Do In Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata Attractions Sunscape

Attractions & Activities

  • Mount Isabel de Torres
  • Damajagua Waterfalls
  • Kite surfing, snorkeling, diving
  • Famous botanical gardens
  • Beautiful beaches 
  • Exciting nightlife w/ Vegas-style shows

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Puerto Plata Wedding Planning FAQs

How much does a destination wedding cost in Puerto Plata?
Destination weddings in Puerto Plata can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000+ depending on how much you wish to customize. Other factors such as where you’re flying from, what time of year you want to go, and how many guests attend will also play a part in the final cost.
When is the best time of year to get married in Puerto Plata?
The best time of year to get married in Puerto Plata is December through May. This will help avoid hurricane season and eliminate the threat of inclement weather on your wedding day.
What does a wedding package in Puerto Plata come with?
Destination wedding packages in Puerto Plata vary per resort, but most options will always include the ceremony and reception locations, decor options, a wedding cake, sparkling wine toast, officiant and romantic amenities for the couple, such as breakfast in bed the morning after the ceremony.
How do I plan a wedding in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic?

Here are our recommended steps to start planning your destination wedding in Puerto Plata:

  • Set your budget and guest list
  • Contact an expert (we can help guide you through the planning process)
  • Research resorts, venues and wedding packages
  • Secure your wedding date and group room block
  • Send your save the dates and invitations
  • Finalize the details with your onsite wedding coordinator
  • Relax and say “I do” in paradise!

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