The airports of the DR
BEST AIRPORT: PUERTO PLATA (POP
The best (closest) airport to fly into is Puerto Plata (airport code POP). Taxis are well-organized with transparent fares published at the airport; Puerto Plata to Swell costs $35 USD. It's easy to jump in a registered cab and from POP you'd be with us in just 25 minutes! There are direct daily flights from New York (JetBlue and United airlines) or Miami (American Airlines). There are also lots of charter flights that come in from all major airports in the US, Canada, and Europe.
DIRECT FLIGHTS TO PUERTO PLATA
From / via New York, USA If you come from New York or are flying via New York (as lots of our European guests do), Continental, JetBlue and United Airlines fly directly into Puerto Plata. Check for their services into STI and SDQ too; they are often cheaper, but bear in mind the higher taxi costs noted opposite.
From / via New Jersey, USA Jetblue now offer direct flights from Newark airport to Puerto Plata (POP) 6 times per week, directly.
From / via Miami, USA: American Airlines has a direct, short flight to Puerto Plata from Miami
From / via Toronto, Canada: WestJet, Sunwing & Air Canada have direct flights to Puerto Plata from Toronto
From / via Montreal, Canada: Sunwing & Air Canada have direct flights to Puerto Plata from Montreal
From / via the UK or Europe option 1: Fly to Miami or New York and connect with either American Airlines, United or Jet Blue to POP or STI
From / via the UK or Europe option 2: Fly to Brussels and book a direct flight to Puerto Plata/POP (double check that you don't choose Punta Cana, as that airport will also show up in the results) with TUI
Another option from Germany is Condor which has flights to Puerto Plata
2nd BEST OPTION AIRPORT: SANTIAGO (STI):
Another option is to fly into Santiago airport (airport code STI and make sure it`s called Cibao Airport or you might end up in Chile!). Transfers to or from STI will cost $100 USD per pick up or drop off (remember that all taxi prices are per taxi, not per person).
Santiago is a little bit further away, but still a very manageable 1 hour and 30 minutes by taxi. Buses are also available to Sosua where you can jump in a ten-minute taxi to Swell. You can expect the total cost of getting from Santiago to Swell to be in the region of $50 USD when coming by bus. Caribe Tours and Metro Tours are the providers.
3rd BEST OPTION AIRPORT: SANTO DOMINGO (SDQ):
Flying into or out of Las Americas (code SDQ, 2.5 to 3 hours away) costs $200 USD extra per pick up or drop off (again, price is per taxi, not per person).
Modern, cheap coaches are also available from Santo Domingo to Sosua.
Take a short taxi ride from the airport to the bus depot and then another short ride from the bus depot in Sosua to Swell (registered taxis are always waiting at the bus depot). You can expect the total cost of getting from Santo Domingo to us this way to be in the region of $50 USD. Caribe Tours and Metro Tours are the providers.
Good websites to check different options:
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