Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: UBER in Punta Cana/Bavaro

  1. #1
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    513
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default UBER in Punta Cana/Bavaro

    Anyone have experience using the UBER service in this part of the island?

  2. #2
    Regular
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    129
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mcinbrass View Post
    Anyone have experience using the UBER service in this part of the island?


    It doesn't exist in punta cana and bavaro

  3. #3
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    513
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DRsantos View Post
    It doesn't exist in punta cana and bavaro
    I don't believe you

  4. #4
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1,043
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I think Santos might be right. A couple of years ago we ran into some friends that were using a local cab driver. After a couple of drinks they wanted to pay him and send him along to join us. The cabbie threatened them and us with the Politur and all sorts of violence if they chose to ride with us.
    They never had a agreement with him but he saw us as taking his fare. I know all the local cab drivers in the PC area are unionized and they use boarder line mafia tactics so I don't know how a Uber operation would work here.
    I'm sure they would be beaten at best and killed at worst. Our friends ended up having to give the cab driver $50 USD just so he would leave them alone. I guess another word for it is extortion.

  5. #5
    Moderator - North Coast Forum
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    29,770
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    check it yourself on uber website.
    https://www.uber.com/cities/
    currently uber is only available in SD, santiago and puerto plata.

    edited to add: you can order uber to take you to PC, of course, from any of the above locations.

    North Coast Moderator

  6. #6
    Silver
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    2,458
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Taxi union has the monopoly in Punta Cana/Bavaro and reinforce it with bats and machetes.

  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    14
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I used Uber from Santo Domingo to the Hotel Riu Palace in Bavaro. The driver informed me that I would not be able to use the service for the return, but he provided me his phone number to contact him, and he'd offer me the same rate when I wanted to return ten days later. All worked out well. Not a problem.

  8. #8
    Regular
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    99
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    currently uber is only available in SD, santiago and puerto plata.
    The fact that it exists in Puerto Plata is a very good sign for PC. PP has had a very overpriced taxis racket as well.

  9. #9
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    1,021
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mcinbrass View Post
    I don't believe you
    Irrelevant; it doesn't exist in PC.

  10. Likes SKY liked this post
  11. #10
    Gold
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    7,400
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I agree, it is not in Punta Cana. I have an account and nothing is here.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO