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    Question Need Transportation from Santiago Airport to Lifestyles Resort in Puerto Plata

    My husband and I will be flying into Santiago airport and needing transportation to our hotel (Lifestyles Resort) in Puerto Plata. What are the different travel options, and how much do they cost? I've read a little about the shuttle companies, but with cab fair to and from the bus depots is it much cheaper than just taking a cab directly to the hotel? How much would cab fair be directly to the hotel? Does anyone have any connections with good cab drivers?

    Thanks for your help!

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    It will depend on the time of day or night you travel.
    Buses only help you from 0600-1900. If it is daytime, then Taxi to Bus then Taxi to hotel which can be about $50 or less.
    If you are on Spirit it is Taxi time.
    My Bro Elias is excellent, speaks English, newer minivan. $100 USD 809-842-5557

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    As RV said, it depends upon your arrival time. I have sent my taxi driver to Santiago (I am in Puerto Plata) to pick up people who were part of a medical/dental group doing free clinics and the cost was $2200 pesos (a bit less than $57 US at the current rate of exchange.

    If you are arriving during the day, that is what a local Puerto Plata taxi would charge to pick you up from the Santiago airport and bring you to Lifestyles.

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    The problem is that a tourist isn't going to get a local taxi pick up. The Airport Taxi mafia won't have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Profe_1 View Post
    As RV said, it depends upon your arrival time. I have sent my taxi driver to Santiago (I am in Puerto Plata) to pick up people who were part of a medical/dental group doing free clinics and the cost was $2200 pesos (a bit less than $57 US at the current rate of exchange.

    If you are arriving during the day, that is what a local Puerto Plata taxi would charge to pick you up from the Santiago airport and bring you to Lifestyles.
    How would I go about getting a taxi from Puerto Plata so I don't have to pay the airport taxi rates? It would be great if I could contact someone ahead of time so someone could meet us at the airport.

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    Doesn't Lifestyles offer a pickup from the Metro bus in POP to their hotel, should be free.......

    B in Santiago

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    Quote Originally Posted by RV429 View Post
    The problem is that a tourist isn't going to get a local taxi pick up. The Airport Taxi mafia won't have it.
    I have had pickups done at least three times since February. The airport mafia cannot prevent a previously arranged taxi from doing a pickup.

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    You could hire a driver or rent a car. Its going to be around $100usd unless you go with a tour bus, I think its like 300 pesos each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Profe_1 View Post
    I have had pickups done at least three times since February. The airport mafia cannot prevent a previously arranged taxi from doing a pickup.

    Also, a regular taxi can park and remove their taxi light. No one will know that you are a taxi lol

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    I would like to arrange a taxi pickup in santiago as well. Can you email me if you know someone? thanks

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