Getting There

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The North Coast of the Dominican Republic is an hour and a half flight from Miami and just three and a half hours from New York.  With several international airports, the country is served by numerous airlines with direct flights.

The closest airport to Cabarete is Gregorio Luperón Puerto Plata International Airport (POP), which is a twenty-minute drive.  Other options include Cibao International Airport (STI) in Santiago, one and a half hours from Cabarete, and Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo, which is three and a half hours away.  Travelers can get creative when booking their trip by arriving at one airport and departing through another in order to see more of the country and save money on air travel.

American Airlines, JetBlue and Continental Airlines have the best flight schedules for arriving in Puerto Plata. West Jet airline provides a good value if you are traveling from Canada.  From Europe and North America, check out last minute charter flights for deals.

The easiest way to reach Cabarete from all three airports is by taxi. A taxi will cost you $35 USD to Cabarete.  A taxi from Santiago costs about $80 USD, and from Santo Domingo, $125 USD. If coming from Santiago at night, request to drive through Puerto Plata, instead of over the mountain road through Moca, which can cause carsickness for some travelers due to its sharp turns.

Important note: All taxi fares are per trip, not per person; so several people can share a ride and split the cost for one drop-off.

Entry Requirements:

All foreign visitors (except Canadians) are required to show a valid passport upon arrival. Travelers from Canada can enter without a passport or visa by showing proof of citizenship (original birth certificate or certified copy, or an expired passport if photo still shows resemblance) and purchasing a US$10 tourist card.

All visitors must purchase a Tourist Card upon arrival, which is good for 30 days of travel in the Dominican Republic. The Tourist Card costs US $10 cash payment due upon arrival. Citizens of countries in which visas are required can enter with the purchase of a tourist card if the traveler already has a current visa for entry to the US, Canada, European Union or Great Britain.  Others need to request a visa at their closest Dominican consulate.

All non-resident travelers are required to show a round trip ticket as proof of their departure.