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Bus to Santo Domingo from Sosua

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Bus to Santo Domingo from Sosua

Has anyone used the Caribe Tour or Metro Buses to travel to Santo Domingo from Sosua and returned on same day?

We are interested to use Local Transport rather than tour excursions.

Any advice and comments would be appreciated.

Thanks

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1. Re: Bus to Santo Domingo from Sosua

There are two buses from Sosua.

First there is Caribe tours which actually leaves from Charimicos (just west of Sosua)

Second is Metro from Sosua (at the Texaco)

Both run very modern coaches with very good AC. In fact bring a light sweater. Metro is a few pesos more (both are less then $9 each way but Metro is a little faster as it has less stops. WE prefer this one. Caribe however has a more frequent schedule and you can leave for SD by 6am on it while Metro first bus i believe is 7:30. Caribe also runs into the night with last bus leaving SD at 7Pm or so and Metro last bus is about 5pm.

It is about a 4.5 hour trip each way so yes you can do it in one day and still have some time to explore. However why not stay overnight?

If you want i can try to find the actual schedules for you

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2. Re: Bus to Santo Domingo from Sosua

Dear B0BK

Many thanks for your quick reply.

We will definitely use the buses to travel when we are in Sosua.

Do the buses also go to Santiago?

Thanks

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3. Re: Bus to Santo Domingo from Sosua

Yes both buses stop in Santiago. Metro actually stops in two differnt locations in Santiago.

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4. Re: Bus to Santo Domingo from Sosua

Thanks again.

Just another query.

To travel to Santo Domingo and return to Sosua, can you make advance reservations for both journeys?

Or do you have to turn up at the Bus Station and buy tickets?

Your advice much appreciated.

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5. Re: Bus to Santo Domingo from Sosua

Turn up and buy a ticket. Needs to be paid in pesos and i belive it is $270RD Caribe and $290 Metro. Or something very close to that.

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6. Re: Bus to Santo Domingo from Sosua

"Metro actually stops in two differnt locations in Santiago."

Unless it has changed recently, so does Caribe Tours.

Take a jumper, the aircon was working overtime so it gets cold! I managed very easily without being able to speak Spanish, it's a good way to see some non-tourist country.

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7. Re: Bus to Santo Domingo from Sosua

Thanks for the details.

Much appreciated.

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8. Re: Bus to Santo Domingo from Sosua

I think it's the other way around, actually. Caribe Tours makes 2 stops in Santiago and Metro has 1.

To the OP, Santo Domingo can be done in one day with these buses, but it's a long and tiring day. If you do decide to go in one day, I think Caribe tours is better. Their first bus leaves from Sosua earlier (best to get the first bus of the morning) The Caribe Tours buses start at 5:15am from Sosua. The last Caribe tours bus from Santo Domingo to Sosua is at 7pm. You will have to take a taxi from your hotel to the Sosua Caribe Tours bus station as it is not in a walkable area, distance wise or safety wise, but once at the little bus station itself you will be fine. The bus station in Santo Domingo for Caribe Tours is in an area not unsafe, but not particularly tourist friendly. From here take a taxi to el Conde in the Zona Colonial for your sighseeing. It's a short ride and do not pay more than 150 pesos for the taxi in Santo Domingo.

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9. Re: Bus to Santo Domingo from Sosua

Thanks for the extra bit of information.

Often it is better to organise transport on your own rather than tour operator excursions. As you have to keep to their fixed time and route.

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