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Early Arrival in Santiago

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Early Arrival in Santiago

I am on my way to Puerto Plata and found a real cheap flight to Santiago--only problem is that is arrives at 3:00 am. It seems that the first bus out of Santiago to Puerto Plata is 6:30 or so--so my question is what to do till then, any advice? I really do not want to spend a lot of money for a hotel room. (A cheap one would be feasible)

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1. Re: Early Arrival in Santiago

Before you book the flight think about if you are really saving much money

You have to pay cab fare from the airport to the bus ($30-50) then spend 2 hours on the bus ($7per person). When you get to Puerto Plata you will need another cab to the hotel ($25-40). Then you need to do the reverse for your flight home.

Alternativly you can get a cab or arrange for a pick up at the airport ($90-110 +tip) each way and again when you leave.

BObK

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2. Re: Early Arrival in Santiago

not being critical of reidie or their decision because i have done so before and speak from experience. it is almost always better in the DR to fly directly to your destination. even if you save $200 both ways on airfare you will end up paying nearly as much or perhaps more and is not worth the hassle. just my 2cents worth. i know a former cab driver from santiago(lives in the states presently) who has contacts if you want a private transfer pm me. happy travels, ben

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3. Re: Early Arrival in Santiago

I have the same question. Flight already booked so flying into Santiago vs. puerto plata is moot.

Thank you

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