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Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo

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Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo

Would like to have a day visit to Santo Domingo. Can anyone advise on the best way to get there. Would like to spend the day at the beach, shopping, eating, and oh yes drinking. Thanks. First time leaving the USA./

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1. Re: Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo

A long way for a day trip!

You can get an internal flight or a taxi but the easiest & cheapest way is on Caribe Tour or Metro coaches which are both comfortable & air-conditioned for about RD$400 (about US$12) each way. But this will be about 5 hours. Easy enough to do even if you don't speak Spanish (I don't) but really, you'd need a couple of nights there (which is what I did) to make it worthwhile. A great way to see the country and mix with locals but for a first time out of the US it might be a bit much unless you can afford to take a taxi and/or speak enough Spanish to be able to cram enough in.

For a beach trip/eating & drinking, I'd advise you to stay on the north coast and go to one of the other towns, ie Sosua or Cabarete, especially if you are staying at an All Inclusive.

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2. Re: Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo

Thanks for your quick response. Sounds like good advice. Would rather spend time exploring great beaches of the DR not driving 5 hours on way. Any opinion on MelTours?

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3. Re: Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo

You got good advice on the Santo Domingo trip.

Mels tours is quite good and they maintian a very good reputation here (a lot of our clients use mels).

Here are some others to look at:

Tours:

Mels www.mel-tour.com

Outback jungle safari www.outbacksafari.com.do

Iguana Mama www.iguanamama.com

Ocean world www.oceanworld.net

isairatours: http://www.isairatours.com

BObK

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