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The Dominican Republic is the Caribbean island with the most international airports. The Dominican Republic is larger than most Caribbean islands and an error in travel planning could place a tourist a four-hour bus trip away or US$100 taxi ride away from the hotel, when there very likely is an airport less than an hour away.

Travelers should also consider the possibility of booking their arrival to one airport and departure through another in order to see more of the country. The Dominican Republic is the Caribbean island with the most international airports. The Dominican Republic is larger than most Caribbean islands and an error in travel planning could place a tourist a four-hour bus trip away or US$100 taxi ride away from the hotel, when there very likely is an airport less than an hour away. The DR as of 2008 has become an unsurpassable Caribbean destination for fly-ins and small plane travelers. The DR numerous airfields and diversity of vacation lands, from mountain to desert land to variety of beaches, world known golf courses and ecotourism adventure spots, make the DR the most attractive country for aviation tourism in the Caribbean. Decree 169-08 issued this year exempts pilots of small airplanes (up to 30,000 lbs and max of 12 passengers) from paying airport charges. At the same time, the government also reduced paperwork to a minimum so that after landing at one airport, pilots can continue on to other airports and airfields in the DR, truly making for a wonderful multi-destination visit in the country.

Airport:   Las Americas International Airport (SDQ)
Location:   Punta Caucedo, National District
Coast:   South Coast
Best for:   Santo Domingo, Boca Chica, Juan Dolio (San Pedro de Macoris).
 
Airport:   La Isabela International Airport (JBQ)
Location:   Santo Domingo
Coast:   South Coast
Best for:   Santo Domingo, domestic commuter flights and flights to Haiti and the Caribbean including Puerto Rico as of 2007.
 
Airport:   Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)
Location:   Cabeza de Toro, La Altagracia
Coast:   East Coast
Best for:   Higuey, Punta Cana, Bavaro, El Cortecito, Macao, Uvero Alto.
 
Airport:   Gregorio Luperón Puerto Plata International Airport (POP)
Location:   Puerto Plata
Coast:   North Coast
Best for:   Puerto Plata, Luperon, Maimon, Costambar, Cofresí, Playa Dorada, Sosúa, Cabarete, Río San Juan.
 
Airport:   Samana International Airport (AZS)
Location:   El Catey, Maria Trinidad Sanchez
Coast:   Northeast Coast
Best for:   Playa Grande, Nagua, San Francisco de Macoris, Samanao.
 
Airport:   La Romana International Airport (LRM)
Location:   Batey Cacata, La Romana
Coast:   Southeast Coast
Best for:   La Romana, Bayahibe, Higuey, San Pedro de Macorís.
 
Airport:   Cibao International Airport (STI)
Location:   Santiago city
Coast:   Central Valley
Best for:   Santiago, La Vega (Jarabacoa and Constanza), San Francisco de Macorís.
 
Airport:   El Portillo International Airport (EPS)
Location:   Las Terrenas, Portillo
Coast:   Northeast Coast
Best for:   Las Terrenas, Portillo, northern Samaná beach areas.
 
Airport:   Arroyo Barril International Airport
Location:   Samaná
Coast:   Northeast Coast
Best for:   Samaná City, Sánchez, Las Galeras.
 
Airport:   María Montez International Airport (BRX)
Location:   Barahona
Coast:   Southwest Coast
Best for:   Barahona, Pedernales.
   
Airport:   Constanza 14 de Junio International Airport (COZ)
Location:   Constanza
Central Mountain Area:   Cordillera Central
Best for:   Constanza
   

 

Seaports:

Cruise ships dock periodically at the larger Dominican ports: 


Samana city (off shore)
Santo Domingo: Don Diego and Sans Souci 
Isla Catalina (La Romana)
La Romana

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