MOVE AROUND CABARETE

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SOSÚA – CABARETE

It is one of the closest cities to Cabarete, so the trip might take between 10 and 15 minutes by carrito, taxi, or mototaxi. Transportation from Sosua to Cabarete could cost you from US$1 to US$10 depending on the transportation service of your choice. The rates are as follows:

  • Taxi: The fee is approximately DOP$500 (US$10).

There are probably a hundred cab companies in the Dominican Republic. You’ll recognize them by the small sign on top of the car.

Taxis are easily located in major cities and towns­, usually stationed outside major bus stations, or hotel and tourist zones. In big cities like Santo Domingo, Santiago, and Puerto Plata, your best bet is to call one of the major 24-hour taxi service companies–ask your hotel or a local for the best ones, and to make the call for you.

Taxi service in Puerto Plata is available around the clock, from the local association and private companies. Travelers can get airport transfers, tour shuttles, and per-day private driver services at a fixed rate. The vehicles are varied in size, from 7-passenger vans to standard sedans for 5, and larger vans for 12, 14, 19, and even more passengers. The rates vary, click here for more information.

Guagua, Carrito or Motoconcho?

Public Guagua or Carrito: The cost would be DOP$ 50 pesos (less than US$1).

Mototaxi or Motoconcho: The fee may vary, but the cost is approximately DOP$300 (About US$6). Motores or motoconchos are single-passenger rides that can transport you beyond the reach of the public car route. Fares start at 50 pesos (about 1 USD). To find a driver, look for riders wearing reflective or other eye-catching vests. You’ll see them congregated near busy intersections.


WITHIN THE CABARETE AREA

In Cabarete, using the services of a private taxi costs approximately US$12 (DOP$600), but it could vary depending on the time and distance traveled using the service.

Another option to explore the city is to use public transportation. If you enjoy immersing yourself into the life of the cities you visit, the options are to go by “guagua” or public “carrito”, this last one is the fastest and most efficient. Locally, these services cost approximately US$1 (DOP$50) and you will need to locate them on the main roads and avenues. But if you are an adventure seeker who enjoys an adrenaline rush you’ll probably love the motorcycle taxi service. 

This type of motorcycle transport is popularly known as “motoconcho” in the Dominican Republic and is one of the preferred transportation methods due to its ease of access to almost any corner of the city and its affordable prices. Using the service of a motoconcho, can be a little more expensive than using a carrito or public guagua, but its use can save you time and take you directly to where you need to be in a matter of minutes. Your fare will be approximately US$6 (DOP$300).

  • By Private Taxi
  • Aprox.US$90
  • Private Taxi: Will cost around US$90 and the travel time is from 25-40 minutes.
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  • By Bus
  • Aprox.US$30
  • If you prefer to take a Bus you first need to take a private taxi (approx. USD $20) or an Uber (less expensive) from the Airport to the Caribe Tours Bus station. There you will buy a ticket towards Sosúa. This will cost $200 Dominican pesos (around US$4).
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  • By Public Transportation
  • Approx.US$1-3
  • Public transportation can be accessed by walking around 1 km outside the Puerto Plata Airport towards the main avenue. Cross the avenue and wait for the bus (usually a minivan) or public car (an old shared taxi). Wave to the approaching vehicle and it will stop to pick you up. If you use this service you must get off and switch vehicles in Sosua, just 10 minutes from the airport, The journey will take from 20 to 30 minutes total.
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How to get from Gregorio Luperón Airport (POP) to Cabarete?

Welcome to Puerto Plata! The nearest airport to Cabarete

Gregorio Luperón International Airport is your gateway to a tropical paradise. Puerto Plata POP Airport – Gregorio Luperon is the main one to fly to when visiting the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. Located 19.7554° N, 70.5638° W between Sosua and Puerto Plata, It is considered the 4th busiest airport on the island (just after PUJ, SDQ, and STI). Its main terminal has 10 gates, of those half have boarding bridges on the satellite concourse.

    • Distance to Cabarete: Only 20 kilometers away (15-20 minutes).
    • Public Transportation: Taxis and public transportation (interurban bus services) options are available.
  • Private Transportation:  Car rentals. The route from Puerto Plata to Cabarete offers scenic coastal views. Having a car allows you to enjoy the journey, stop at viewpoints, and take in the beauty of the Dominican Republic’s landscape. Click here to see the options.

 

Tips for renting a car in Puerto Plata

  • Join a loyalty rewards program with a car rental company so you can earn points to use towards perks. Joining is typically free of charge.
  • Look for Puerto Plata car rental locations outside the airport as prices usually include a kiosk fee at the airport.
  • Consider taking a taxi or rideshare from the airport to an offsite location. Taxes and fees are based on where you pick up your rental car, not where you drop off.
  • Join a loyalty rewards program with a car rental company so you can earn points to use towards perks. Joining is typically free of charge.
  • When flying to Puerto Plata, check with the airline for reward programs that include discounts at car rental companies.

How to get from Cibao International Airport (STI) to Cabarete?

Cibao International Airport, also known as Santiago Airport, is located in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic‘s second-largest city. It is the country’s third-busiest airport by passenger traffic and aircraft movements, after Punta Cana International Airport and Las Américas International Airport

For those flying into Santiago, Cibao International Airport offers another convenient entry point to Cabarete.

  • Distance to Cabarete: Approximately 120 kilometers.
  • Ground Transportation: Taxis, Uber, Private Transportation, and buses (Guaguas) are readily accessible.
  • Car rentals: Click here to see options.

Taxis 

The travel time by taxi from Santiago to Cabarete is around 1 hour and 45 minutes and the taxi fare is around USD 100-200. You can check Taxi Service – Contact and Rates here.

Uber

If you are ordering Uber in Dominican Republic you should know that prices are similar to taxis (can be a little bit cheaper for short distances). You can pre-book with the Uber app and expect to pay around USD 70.

Private Transportation

Arranging hotel transfers is a simple and convenient option, although the cost may vary depending on the hotel, ranging from a bit expensive to more budget-friendly. These transfers are typically accessible 24/7 and are a suitable choice if you prioritize comfort and have the budget to spare. The rates generally fall within the range of $60 to USD 70, providing a direct and hassle-free journey to your Cabarete destination. Click here to book your private transportation.

Interurban Bus Service (Guagua)

One of the major perks of the DR is the convenient, affordable large coach bus services connecting the major regions in the country. Three reliable companies are providing daily service to major hubs, in modern, air-conditioned buses with Wi-Fi and movies: 

Metro Tours. You can get the bus at Santiago Metro Bus Terminal at Avenida Juan Pablo Duarte corner with Maimon Street and you will get to the Sosua Beach area where you can take a guagua,  carrito or motoconcho to Cabarete. 

Caribe Tours. Caribe Tours buses go almost everywhere. Tickets can be purchased at the bus terminals – just go to the nearest bus terminal and ask for a ticket for the next bus to your destination. The ticket will tell you what time the bus leaves. You can get the bus at Santiago Caribe Tours Bus Terminals, one at Avenida 27 de Febrero corner with Maimon Street, and another one at Avenida Las Colinas. You will get to the Sosua Beach area where you can take a guagua,  carrito or motoconcho to Cabarete. 

Once in Sosua, you will have to take a Van (Guagua) going from Sosua to Cabarete. It will take 15-20 minutes travel time and the van fare from Sosua to Cabarete is around $1 USD.

The bus from Santiago to Sosua travel time is 1 hour and 40 minutes. Bus fares range between RD$200-RD$500 one-way. Make sure to arrive at least one hour before departure to ensure seating space, and bring a solid jacket or scarf with you on board, as these buses tend to keep the air-conditioning at its lowest point.

The best route is to take a Taxi/Uber from the airport to the bus station. Then the bus (guagua) to Sosua and a carrito/motoncho or taxi to Cabarete.

How to get from Americas International Airport (SDQ) to Cabarete?

Las Américas International Airport is an international airport located in Punta Caucedo, near Santo Domingo and Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic.

The airport is the second-busiest in the country, after Punta Cana International Airport, and one of the largest in the Caribbean.

  • Distance to Cabarete: Approximately 230 kilometers.
  • Ground Transportation: Taxis, Uber, Private Transportation, and buses (Guaguas) are readily accessible.
  • Car rentals: Book direct and prepay for the best rates online. Click here to see the options.

Taxis 

The travel time by taxi from Santo Domingo to Cabarete is around 3 hours and 30 minutes and the taxi fare is around $220 USD. You can check Taxi Service here.

Uber

 If you are ordering Uber in Santo Domingo you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber app and expect to pay around $200-220 USD.

Private Transportation

Arranging hotel transfers is a simple and convenient option, although the cost may vary depending on the hotel, ranging from a bit expensive to more budget-friendly. These transfers are typically accessible 24/7 and are a suitable choice if you prioritize comfort and have the budget to spare. Prices are around $240 USD. Click here to book your private transportation.

Interurban Bus Service (Guagua)

The cheapest way from Santo Domingo airport to Cabarete is by bus. No direct buses are going from Santo Domingo airport to Cabarete Beach. You will have to get a few buses going from Santo Domingo to Cabarete.

Metro Tours. The bus from Santo Domingo to Sosua travel time is 3 hours and 45 minutes getting to Sosua. The bus fare from Santo Domingo to Sosua Beach is 400 DOP which is 8 USD, perfect for travelers on a budget.

Caribe Tours. You can get the bus at Avenida. 27 de Febrero, Esq. Leopoldo Navarro. You will get to the Sosua Beach area where you can take a guagua,  carrito or motoconcho to Cabarete. 

Once in Sosua, you will have to take a Van (Guagua) going from Sosua to Cabarete. It will take 15-20 minutes travel time and the van fare from Sosua to Cabarete is around $1 USD.

The best route is to take a Taxi/Uber from the airport to the bus station. Then the bus (guagua) to Sosua and a carrito/motoncho or taxi to Cabarete.

How to get from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) to Cabarete?

The airport is the busiest in the Dominican Republic, and the second-busiest in the Caribbean, only behind Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

  • Distance to Cabarete: Approximately 385 kilometers.
  • Ground Transportation: Taxis, Uber, Private Transportation,  and buses (Guaguas) are readily accessible.
  • Car rentals: Friendly service, new cars, and low prices are part of the everyday offer.  Click here to see the options.

Taxis 

Traveling from Punta Cana to Cabarete will take 5,5 hours by taxi and costs 400USD one-way. This trip can be worth it if you are traveling in a big group. Looking for a transfer?  Click here.

Private Transportation

The Punta Cana transfers to Cabarete are easy to book and straightforward. You can expect a 6-hour drive in an air-conditioned vehicle. The roads are pretty smooth, hence no wild curves (except for the last hour maybe, depending on the route the driver is taking) or narrow mountain roads. You can book here.

Interurban Bus Service (Guagua)

It’s at least a 9-hour trip on the bus. Take a taxi from the airport to Bavaro Express Terminal, which is at the Friusa crossing in Bavaro. For more details about the Bavaro Express schedules, click here.

The 3-hour Bavaro Express bus will take you to Parque Enriquillo in Santo Domingo (400DOP), where you need to taxi to the Caribe Tours or Metro terminal. Catching another 5-hour ride to Sosua will cost around 330DOP.

The best route is to take a Taxi from the airport to the bus station. Then the bus (guagua) to Santo Domingo, then another bus to Sosua, and a carrito/motoncho or taxi to Cabarete.

Essential tips before you embark to Cabarete

-Currency: The local currency is the Dominican peso (RD$). The daily rate fluctuates depending on the day and the location of the exchange.
Keep these numbers in mind as a general guideline:
RD$58 = US$1
RD$580 = US$10
RD$1,160 = US$20

You can confirm the current rate here.

-Language: While Spanish is the official language, English is commonly spoken in tourist areas.

-Local Etiquette: Embrace the warmth of Dominican hospitality by learning a few common phrases.

-Be aware of the hurricane season: The official Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 through November 30, with September considered as the most active month.

-Packing: Packing for the DR means bringing a layered assortment of clothing, tailored to your chosen destination. Bring your swimwear, cotton long sleeves for sun-protection, and shorts for the beach, but also pack casual daytime clothes for city visits–avoid wearing shorts in Santo Domingo–or to enter important sights.

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