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Puerto Plata — TRANSPORTATION

Like other provincial towns, there are limited transportation options (mainly local bus and taxi services).  For a negotiated fee, local “conch car” taxi drivers will take budget tourists whenever they need to go within the Puerto Plata and nearby beach resort areas of Sosúa, Playa Dorada and Cabarete (which is further to the east). Well-heeled […]

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La Romana — TRANSPORTATION

Like other provincial towns, there are limited transportation options (mainly local bus and taxi services).  For a negotiated fee, local “conch car” taxi drivers will take budget tourists whenever they need to go within La Romana. Well-heeled visitors will opt for car rental agencies by the airport.

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JARABACOA / CONSTANZA — TRANSPORTATION

“Caribe Tours” is the only national bus line that travels to Jarabacoa (four times a day from Santo Domingo).  Constanza can be reached by smaller bus services that typically pass through other regional towns like La Vega, as well as Santiago.  Those already at Jarabacoa and want to visit Constanza are advised to get a […]

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SANTIAGO – CAR RENTAL

Along with such taxis for tourists, there is a cheaper taxi service used by locals to get from one district to another, called “conch cars” (which follow a designated letter-assigned route, such as “Route A”, “Route M”, etc.).  In fact, to get from one far-flung district to another, one may have to take at least […]

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SANTIAGO – TAXI

Even though Santiago is considered a regional city, it is still a large enough city for visitors to justify hiring taxis whenever possible (this applies to those who are not renting their own vehicle).  The best approach would be to hire a driver affiliated with a business class hotel, such as the Gran Almirante, Hotel […]

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PUNTA CANA – BUS

For those who want to venture outside of the PuntaCana-Bávaro area and visit the capital, but are unable to rent a car, some choose to board an “Expreso Bávaro” bus, with pick-up locations such as Plaza Verón (a small shopping area for locals between the airport and Bávaro (809-455-1473), and Friusa (a shopping area for […]

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PUNTA CANA – CAR RENTAL

  Because of the vastness of both the Punta Cana area, as well as Bávaro, it is advisable to rent a car whenever possible (Avis car rental agency is located within Punta Cana Airport), while other car rental agencies are located a short distance from the airport. For those must use taxis for transportation during […]

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SANTO DOMINGO – METRO

  Given that this is a developing country in the Caribbean, a new curiosity in local transportation is the Santo Domingo Metro — a 15 km underground and elevated commuter train system consisting of six proposed lines.  The first line begins elevated at Villa Mella (in Santo Domingo Norte)—located north of the Isabela River and […]

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SANTO DOMINGO — TAXI

  Due to the vastness of the capital, it is advisable for visitors to hire taxis whenever possible (this applies to those who are not renting their own vehicle).  The best approach would be to hire a driver affiliated with a business class hotel, such as the Jaragua or the Meliá (since they are usually […]