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About Punta Cana

Punta Cana, one of the most popular tourist destinations of Dominican Republic, is at the crossroads of the Atlantic and Caribbean coasts to the east of the country. It has a world-class reputation among the coastal tourism options in the Caribbean with its white sandy beaches with an uninterrupted length of 56 kilometers, luxurious hotels, golf courses. Besides being one of the indispensable addresses of romantic and luxurious tours, it attracts tourists with its Spanish cultural roots and night life and music. There are many hotel options in Punta Cana where everyone can find an accommodation according to their budget.

Most of the beaches are in front of these hotels or holiday villages. In addition to taking advantage of the sea and the sun on the beach, activities like windsurfing, diving, jet-skiing can be done. The visitors of Punta Cana can take golf lessons at very low prices or take part in day trips organized to get to know the Dominican Republic's culture more closely. Trips with different themes including safari, cave touring, eating local food in a typical local house, swimming on a deserted beach can be found. Reptiles, tropical birds, professional parrots or dancing horse shows, sea lions, Manati Park famous for dolphins, Ecological Park with exotic plants or snakes, 500 year old Ponce de Leon Palace and Higuey city, which is 45 kilometers by car from Punta Cana, trips are among the other activities that can be carried out.

From Punta Cana International Airport, which is used by direct passengers to Punta Cana, it is a 10 to 40 minute drive to hotels in the beach. The duration may vary depending on the location of the hotel. In Punta Cana, where there is no advanced public transport system, taking a taxi is the best option is to go from the airport to the hotel. There are also 12 well-known car rental companies including Avis, Sixt or Hertz located at the airport. Some luxury hotels provide airport transfer.

Transportation to Punta Cana City Center from Airport

In Punta Cana, which is located on the eastern coasts of the Dominican Republic, taxi and car rental are among the most commonly preferred alternatives for the transportation between the airport and the city center. Renting a car in the city is a highly preferred transportation method. If you don’t prefer car rental option offering the opportunity to discover the other wonderful places in the surrounding, you can also reach Punta Cana city center by taxi without any trouble. Hotel shuttle is another option for travelling to the city center from Punta Cana Airport organizing direct and connecting flights between many cities such as Madrid, Zurich, Dusseldorf, Sao Paulo, Moscow and London. Hotel shuttles, which usually carry their passengers free of charge, are ideal for those looking for an affordable option for travelling to the city center. In addition, if you make a reservation in advance, you can easily travel to Punta Cana city center and other parts of the city by private shuttles.

Car Rental

At Punta Cana International Airport, you can find the offices of many car rental companies such as AVIS, Payless, Thrifty, Hertz, Budget, Nelly, Sixt, National and Interrent in addition to American Intl. If you choose AVIS for renting a car, you can get information about the necessary documents and other issues by calling 809-959-0534. You can contact Hertz by calling 809-959-0365. You can also get in contact with Sixt by calling 829-576-4700 and make a reservation in advance. After contacting one of these companies offering service at the airport, you can rent a car according to your needs in a few minutes. After renting your car, you can take the road to the city center by following the signs. You can easily and comfortably reach the city center in a short time.

Taxi

Taxi is another commonly preferred means of transportation for travelling to the city center from the airport. At Punta Cana International Airport, you can easily find a taxi every hour of the day and comfortably travel to the city center in a short time. Taxis in the city generally operate at fixed rates for certain distances. If you will travel in Otra Banda direction from the airport, you need to pay 60 American Dollars. This fare is 70 dollars for Higuey, 120 dollars for El Seybo, 150 dollars for Hato Mayor, 240 dollars for Bonao and 200 dollars for Santo Domingo. If you will travel to the Agua Hotel located near the airport, you need to pay 80 dollars, 55 dollars for Rocoki Hotel, 35 dollars for Plaza Bavaro and 30 dollars for Plaza Palma Real. You need to pay 20 dollars for Hotel Catalonia Bavaro, 30 dollars for Hotel Barcelo and 10 dollars for Hotel Four Points. You can easily find a taxi at the airport and reach the city center in a short time. If you need to travel somewhere far away, do not hesitate to talk to the driver in advance to get information about the average fare you need to pay for travelling to your destination and try to bargain if necessary. If you would like to get information about the taxis offering service for 24 hours, you can call 809-552-0617/ 809-221-2741/ 809-466-1133 before your arrival.

Hotel Shuttle

You can use the airport shuttles of Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in order to travel to the city center from Punta Cana International Airport. The shuttles of the hotel operate at certain hours of the day and carry passengers to the hotel without any transfer. If you will stay at a different hotel in the city, it would be a good idea to get information about the airport shuttle service before starting your travel by calling your hotel or sending an e-mail. After getting the necessary information, you can plan your travel to the city center from the airport. Hotel shuttles can be more advantageous economically when compared to the taxi and car rental options. If you don’t consider travelling to different places in the city, you can opt for these shuttles. If you consider discovering the nearby places, renting a car at the airport would be a more appropriate option for a more comfortable travel.

Private Shuttle

Another comfortable option that can be evaluated for travelling to the city center from the airport is private shuttle. Private shuttles carrying passengers to the city center from the airport in a very short time offer a very comfortable travel experience. However, it should be kept in mind that the amount you need to pay increases when it comes to longer distances. If you want to travel to the city center from the airport by using the private shuttles designed according to different needs, don’t forget to make a reservation before coming to Punta Cana.

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2016

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London-Punta Cana 8 hour 40 minutes.

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