POP Airport services the North Coast areas of Sosua, Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Cabrera, Rio San Juan, Costambar and Cofresi.
Gregorio Luperon International Airport ( POP ) is located between Puerto Plata and Sosua, North Coast of the Dominican Republic. It is located just 10 minutes away from Sosua and about 20 minutes from the town of Puerto Plata. Most hotel guests and villa rental guests coming to Sosua are picked up at POP, as opposed to those who fly into STI airport in Santiago, one hour away.
Built in 1971 with the aim of promoting tourism in the North, has a runway length of 3.081 meters x 46 meters wide, capable of receiving wide-body aircraft, including B-747 and A-340.The passenger terminal is 27.075 meters square, with capacity to handle 1,200 passengers per hour.
The airport offers access to an unforgettable travel experience, which has become the second to receive a greater flow of tourists arriving to the Dominican Republic. Since villa rentals in Sosua and Cabarete have soared in the past 6 years, now there`s a greater influx of tourists coming through the POP airport.