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Thread: Current Santo Domingo Taxi Rates

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    Smile Current Santo Domingo Taxi Rates

    I'm arriving into Santo Domingo this week for the first time since last year. What is the current taxi rate from Las Americas Airport to downtown Santo Domingo?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Figure around $25 US or around 1000 Pesos, no more. The fares are supposed to be posted near the taxi stand, but this being the D.R. you probably won't find them. Best bet is to negotiate with the taxi driver first to get a lower rate. Don't pay over the above or you'll really be taken for a ride. Regards, PJT

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    Lightbulb Write it Down

    A good strategy is to to have the driver write the amount you agree on (especially if your Spanish is not so good) and this serves as a reminder as to what you and the driver agreed on.

    I am sure residents don't pay $25/RD$1000. The cost of being a gringo. A taxi from Boca Chica to the capital is only RD$500.

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    About 2 months ago I "negotiated" 350 pesos to Sd from the airport. I lived on the side of town closer to the airport etc, so that may have helped. If you bargain tough, 500 pesos should do it. 1000 pesos and they will all laugh at you;-)

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    $25 is about right. In February i emailed R Silva's outfit and he ignored my question or did not want to go to my part of Santo Domingo.
    If you are not local, often they will charge you 5-10 times more.

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    JUst as an fyi, I stayed at the coral hamaca in boca chica twice this year, and the taxi rates from the resort to las americas were clearly posted and that is what i paid. It was $20 US or $560RD at the exchange rate of my time there. Fairly reasonable I thought.

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    From SDQ to Santo Domingo the cost is 1000 pesos you are lucky if you get better price.

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    A somewhat related question, but probably not worthy of its own thread:

    What do you say to the cab driver if you want to get a receipt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krissiebee
    A somewhat related question, but probably not worthy of its own thread:

    What do you say to the cab driver if you want to get a receipt?
    Me da una factura por favor.

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    "Una factura"!

    Thanks--I couldn't for the life of me think of what a receipt was called.

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