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yikes! taxi prices!

Wow, just paid $90 to get from the airport to BeLive Canoa!

Olympic Tour said we can pay $80 back to the airport but they'll shuttle us FIVE hours before our flight. Are we stuck paying the outrageous taxi price of $90 back again??? Anyone know any other options?? (um..besides walking...lol) Just wondering if there are any shuttle services, private drivers that are cheaper where we wouldn't have to leave so early and can just pick our time to get to the airport???

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1. Re: yikes! taxi prices!

While I'm the first to agree that taxi drivers will gouge gringos for every last cent they think they can get from them, assuming you arrived at Santo Domingo airport, $90-$100 is about the right price for a taxi.It is a 90 mile drive to the Bayahibe hotels, so this isn't really that bad. Can you ride in a taxi for 90 miles for $90 at home?

If given the choice between a shared shuttle that will have to pick you up early and stop all along the way fir $80 total or your own taxi for $90, then if course you should go for the taxi.

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2. Re: yikes! taxi prices!

That is a good price, you won't get any better then that. Usual cost is 110 - 120 USD, so you actually got a got deal for a fast transfer without any stops on the way.

Enjoy your vacation

Denise

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3. Re: yikes! taxi prices!

They obviously found a taxi driver that took into account the new road... :-)

Perhaps they all will... Lol

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4. Re: yikes! taxi prices!

$80 for a 90 mile ride sounds like a heck of a deal to me, can't get that price at home here.

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