View Poll Results: What airport do you use to visit the North Coast? (Read the first post prior voting)

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  • Gregorio Luperón Intl (Puerto Plata)

    22 57.89%
  • Cibao Intl (Santiago)

    12 31.58%
  • Juan Bosch Intl (Nagua/Samaná)

    1 2.63%
  • Las Américas Intl (Santo Domingo/Boca Chica)

    3 7.89%
  • Other (explain)

    0 0%
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Thread: Preferred Airport for North Coast Tourists

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    Default Preferred Airport for North Coast Tourists

    For the purpose of this poll, the North Coast is defined as the coasts of the following provinces:

    - Monte Cristi
    - Puerto Plata
    - Espaillat
    - María Trinidad Sánchez (including the Nagua area)

    Despite Las Terrenas technically faces the north and could be considered "north coast," the entire Samaná peninsula is excluded in this poll.

    The main tourist areas are Cofresí (Puerto Plata), Playa Dorada (Puerto Plata), Sosúa, Cabarete, Río San Juan, and Cabrera. I might have missed one or two, but I think I got them all.

    Those of you that want to air a complaint in this thread about any particular experience through a Dominican airport, please be aware that the following airports are privately owned and administered:

    - Cibao Intl (owned by an independent company that exists solely for its administration)

    - La Romana Intl (owned by Florida Crystals from Florida, USA; owners of Central Romana and Casa de Campo)

    - Punta Cana Intl (owned by Grupo Puntacana)

    All other international airports are owned by AERODOM, a public (government) - private consortium.

    Any issue dealing with migración and/or aduanas, you are dealing with government agencies even in the privately owned but open to the public airports (non-AERODOM).
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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    For the purpose of this poll, the North Coast is defined as the coasts of the following provinces:

    - Monte Cristi
    - Puerto Plata
    - Espaillat
    - María Trinidad Sánchez (including the Nagua area)

    Despite Las Terrenas technically faces the north and could be considered "north coast," the entire Samaná peninsula is excluded in this poll.

    The main tourist areas are Cofresí (Puerto Plata), Playa Dorada (Puerto Plata), Sosúa, Cabarete, Río San Juan, and Cabrera. I might have missed one or two, but I think I got them all.

    Those of you that want to air a complaint in this thread about any particular experience through a Dominican airport, please be aware that the following airports are privately owned and administered:

    - Cibao Intl (owned by an independent company that exists solely for its administration)

    - La Romana Intl (owned by Florida Crystals from Florida, USA; owners of Central Romana and Casa de Campo)

    - Punta Cana Intl (owned by Grupo Puntacana)

    All other international airports are owned by AERODOM, a public (government) - private consortium.

    Any issue dealing with migración and/or aduanas, you are dealing with government agencies even in the privately owned but open to the public airports (non-AERODOM).
    Why would you exclude the Samana Peninsula and El Catey airport (AZS) if the subject area includes Nagua which is only a half hour away?

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    I would prefer to fly into POP. STI is always cheaper, enough so that it makes it worth the drive.

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    Agree with drSix, POP is ideal but STI can save a few bucks, especially when travelling in groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reilleyp View Post
    Why would you exclude the Samana Peninsula and El Catey airport (AZS) if the subject area includes Nagua which is only a half hour away?
    No one refers to Samaná as "the north coast," within official and amateur circles Samaná is Samaná.

    El Catey is included (Juan Bosch), but people should only vote for this option if they use it to visit the north coast and not if they use it to visit Samaná.
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    We use POP as it has reasonable connections to Europe. PUJ is just too far !

    Olly and the Team

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    Quote Originally Posted by drSix View Post
    I would prefer to fly into POP. STI is always cheaper, enough so that it makes it worth the drive.
    I have not found STI to be very practical from Cabarete over POP despite the price differences. I suppose that depends upon the airline and where you are going. In my case the US.

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    The poll results to date seem to support the idea that most of the Extranos that come to Santiago STI come to the north coast.

    Olly and the team

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