Getting to the Dominican Republic // Flights to the north coast of the DR

Getting here

Getting to Swell Surf Camp is easier than you think

Getting here

Getting to Swell Surf Camp is easier than you think

Puerto Plata international airport is just 25 minutes from our front door. Direct flights are coming daily from New York, Miami, Toronto, Montreal covering North America and several European destinations also fly direct to the Dominican Republic. We've given you some suggestions below on how to get to us from where you are in the World.

Swell Surf Camp

The airports of the DR

BEST AIRPORT: PUERTO PLATA (POP

The best (closest) airport to fly into is Puerto Plata (airport code POP), a round trip pick up and drop off will be included in the quotation Clare will give for your stay when you contact here. POP international airport is only 25 minutes away from us with direct daily flights from New York (JetBlue and United airlines) or Miami (American Airlines). There are also a ton of charter flights that come in from all major airports in the US, Canada and Europe.

COMMON DIRECT FLIGHTS TO PUERTO PLATA

From / via New York, USA If you come from New York or are flying via New York (lots of Europeans 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 extra taxi costs noted above.

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: Fly to Miami or New York and connect with either American Airlines, United or Jet Blue to POP or STI
From / via Paris, France Air France has a direct flight to Santo Domingo (SDQ) from Paris

2nd Best 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 $75 USD extra 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 15 minutes by taxi. Buses are also available to Sosua where we can collect you on request; journey time is around 3 hours. You can expect the total cost of getting from STI to us to be in the region of $50 USD when coming by bus. Caribe Tours and Metro Tours are the providers.

3RD AIRPORT OPTION: SANTO DOMINGO (SDQ):

Flying into or out of Las Americas (code SDQ, 2.5 hours away) costs $180 USD extra per pick up or drop off (again, price is per taxi, not per person). Buses are also available from SDQ to Sosua. The bus is modern and cheap (around $20 USD) and takes between 4.5 and 5.5 hours depending on traffic. You will need to take a taxi to the bus depot and one from the bus depot in Sosua to Swell. You can expect the total cost of getting from SDQ to us to be in the region of $50 USD. Caribe Tours and Metro Tours are the providers.

Good websites to check different options: (links open in a new window)
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  • Think of Swell as the anti-surf camp. There’s plenty of surfing, of course, but the similarities to other camps end there. For starters, the rooms are stylish — more boutique hotel than reggae-loving surfer digs. Then there are the legendary breakfasts (omelettes, pancakes and crepes, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and fruit bowls). Structured lessons take place each morning, with an instructor alongside you and the head surf coach watching from shallow water, ready to offer tips between rides.”

     

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