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This is the best airport to fly into for the moment, because you have several options for travelling to Las Terrenas, such as:
There is a very good new road directly from Santo Domingo Int’l Airport to Las Terrenas. In total it is about 1 and half hour drive. Even though it is safe to drive in the dark, we do not recommend it. Road signs are missing, the marking and signage of the road incomplete, no street lighting, dangerous road curves and shoulders, vehicles driving without lights and animals crossing the road. You should choose your vehicle depending on what you plan to do while in the D.R. If you plan to explore isolated beach areas and/or go from the main road, it is best to rent a 4×4.
A one way taxi ride to Las Terrenas costs US$ 200. If you prefer, we can make the arrangements for you from the hotel. For this we need your flight details and a final reconfirmation the day before arrival: PLEASE DON’T LEAVE AN ORDERED TAXI EMPTY AT THE AIRPORT BECAUSE YOU WILL BE CHARGED THE FULL FARE.
The Caribe Tours national bus company has 4 connections per day (cost US$ 9 p/pers). The buses are big and comfortable and have full air conditioning. Departure is from the center of town but they ALSO make a stop at the entrance of the “Samana toll road” , 5 minutes taxi from the airport. You go to Sanchez. From Sanchez you will need to take a taxi to Las Terrenas (cost: US$ 30).
The minibuses of the local transportation (transporte Las Terrenas) are smaller (24 pax), maybe a little less comfortable and often congested, but the positive point is they arrive directly in the center of the village of Las Terrenas. The departure is from the center of Santo Domingo (Barahona street, ask for “parqueo de PLAZA LAMA, close to DUARTE avenue). As the big Caribe Tour buses, they make a stop close to the airport, at the entrance of the “Samana Toll Road”.
Recently opened, in the future this will be our main connection for tourists within our area. Unfortunately there are not so many flights coming. A taxi to Las Terrenas from El Catey costs US$ 60 for a 1 way ride that will take about a half hour.
It is not too far, but the only possible connection is by taxi. It will take about 3 hours and costs US$ 200 for 1 way. The public transportation is uncomfortable and not recommended.
absolutely the last choice if you want to come to Las Terrenas: a taxi takes 5 hours or more and will cost US$ 350. Private aero taxi costs US$ 450 (3 pax)
You can easily rent jeeps, cars, scooters, ATV and bikes in the village if you are without a vehicle. The rates tend to be a little higher than you might expect because of the high cost of maintenance and repair.
Taxi’s are available and also the famous “motoconcho” (motor taxi) is an easy way of transportation.
From Hotel Alisei you can walk to the village, because the center of Las Terrenas is just a 10 minute walk away. In town you will find shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, dancings etc.
Many excursions can be booked, with or without transportation. The front desk will be happy to give you all the information you might need.