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Thread: Punta Cana Airport ( PUJ ) Taxi Rates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamborista View Post
    Some have an arrangement if a bunch are arriving at the same time, none is a little extreme.
    "agreement".
    that means on group bookings etc a hotel contracts a independend transfer company and has the transfer price already included in your booking price.
    but here in punta cana i would not know of a single hotel/resort that run's a airport shuttle service for their guests.

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    A close friend, pre-booked his honeymoon and his an airport transfer from PUJ to his resort was part of a package of some sort.
    Nothing is FREE, so I am sure it was pre=paid / negotiated.
    I know you are the PUJ guru, you never arrange an airport pickup for 6 guys booking a $1200 sportfishing trip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamborista View Post
    A close friend, pre-booked his honeymoon and his an airport transfer from PUJ to his resort was part of a package of some sort.
    Nothing is FREE, so I am sure it was pre=paid / negotiated.
    I know you are the PUJ guru, you never arrange an airport pickup for 6 guys booking a $1200 sportfishing trip?
    thats done by the hundreds every day, packages almost always include contracted transfer services in the price, as i said before.
    but there are no shuttle services like i know it from other countries,
    running frequently to specific hotels like every 30 minutes or every hrs etc from the airport.
    in punta cana it is all contracted out, due the transfer unions big bucks Mafia style powers.
    hence only specific Taxi or Transfer Services can pick you up at specific hotels to go anywhere, like to the airport or a excursion or to visit friends etc.
    every company can bring you To the hotel, but to leave means to go by the ones who run a payroll with the hotel/resort.
    i liked the shuttle services i used often during my travels thru the usa.
    you arrive at a airport, leave towards the Bus-Area and there are countless signs/stops for the different shuttles to the different hotels in the nearby area.
    they run frequently, never any real wait for the next one.
    hopp on the bus and he drop's ya off at the hotellobby.
    just tip the driver, no other fee so far.

    Mike

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    To my knowledge only Grupo Punta Cana (Tortuga Bay, Four Points and Westin) and maybe Club Med do this but they're within 5 minutes of the hotel so not a big problem providing transportation. For Canadian travellers, if they purchase a package from a Canadian tour operator they almost always have the transportation wrapped in but this is not coordinated or provided by the hotel. That's why taxis don't want to release their hold on PUJ, it's a great business they've got going there.

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    yes Kate,
    Grupo Punta Cana does carry specific guests around, between airport and hotels and also between the beachside and PC Village.
    they can do so without asking the unions or whom ever, as it all happens within their own private property.
    even the PC Airport is part of their own property, lol.
    hence they also provide some convenient services others can't, like real express Immigrations and Customs Services for example.

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