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Transportation from Puerto Plata International Airport (POP) to Cabarete

Please note that the following info may have changed with time, especially the rates. Last updated September 12, 2017.

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You have two options of transportation to reach Cabarete.

Cost: US$35
Travel Time: 20 Minutes

Taxi is the quickest and most comfortable form of transport and the rates are quite reasonable. Before getting into your taxi, make sure you confirm the rate with your driver. Carrying the correct amount of RD Pesos or US dollars will be helpful, as some drivers do not carry change. Rates for all destinations are posted on a board on the right hand side of the Arrivals Terminal as you exit the building.

Public Transport
Cost: about US$2
Travel Time: 45 minutes

If you’re traveling light (one bag) and would like a cheaper and a lot more adventurous option, you can travel by public transport. You have to walk about 1 km to the main road. From here you would cross the road and wait for a Guagua or Carro Publico. All you have to do is wave to vehicles approaching you, and if they are either of these forms of transport, they’ll definitely stop to pick you up. There are no timetables for these vehicles so depending on the time of day or night, it can take anywhere from 30 seconds to 15 minutes before one arrives. If you take a Caro Publico, you will have to switch vehicles in Sosua (a town towards Cabarete, just 5 minutes from the airport). If you take a Guagua they go right through to Cabarete. The journey time takes about 20-30 minutes but depends largely on the number of stops to drop off, or pick up, others along the route. It is unlikely they will know the specific location of your destination (hotel name), so it migt be wise to ask the hotel where you reserved what to say to the driver.

Make sure you confirm the rate before getting into the vehicle as they tend to overcharge tourists if they think they can get away with it. It’s also best to have the correct amount of RD Pesos to pay each leg of the journey. If you do pay in US dollars, do not expect exchange or change.

Guagua Cost: RD$40-RD$50 + luggage fee (might be another RD50)
Travel Time: 20-25 minutes

Caro Publico Cost: RD$60 (plus luggage fee)
Travel Time: 25-30 minutes