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    Default Santo Domingo -> Sosua ?

    Hi!

    I'll be arriving at SD Airport in a few days.
    How long does it take to drive from SD to Sosua?
    What bus services are available? How about
    catching a plane from SD and land in Puerto Plata?
    Then taxi to Sosua?

    How much would it cost ? ( A big price difference?)
    Your thoughts are welcome! Thanks.

    Best,
    Jerry

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    Caribe Tours runs buses hourly to Sosua. Takes about 4.5 hours and costs about RD$180. This is what I would recommend.

    Yes, you could fly to POP and take a taxi to Sosua. The airport is actually closer to Sosua than Puerto Plata. Don't know about airfare but airport taxis will charge you US$15 to Sosua. To fly you would need to arrange for a charter flight.

    Take the bus.

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    Thanks, the bus sounds like the best solution.
    It's better, that way I'll get to see the country.
    Where do you catch Caribe Tours buses,
    right at the airport ?

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    To get the bus, you will have to take a taxi from the airport to the Caribe Tours bus station in the city. The buses go daily, 7 days a week, leave hourly, with last bus to Sosua leaving at 6pm. Buses leave on time. When you get to the Caribe Tour bus station in Sosua, you will need to take a taxi to your hotel from the taxi stand opposite the Caribe Tour staton (bus stops at taxi stand to unload). Cost of taxi to a hotel in Sosua is RD$80, except if you arrive at night it may be a little more.

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    thanks a lot Ken!

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    You may also consider Metro. It'll cost more (and I think Ken's prices are probably a bit low now, due to inflation). But you won't have people sitting behind you eating stinky fried chicken and rice.

    You will need to get a taxi to Sosua from Puerto Plata though.

    For convenience, Caribe Tours is better. For better quality buses, the Metro is better, and about 20% more expensive. When I can, I use the Metro.

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    thanks Adrian and where is Metro station located in SD?

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    jerrys, take the Caribe Tours bus. The buses are very comfortable with reclining seats and are air conditioned. They also have movies to watch enroute.

    Yes, you can take a taxi from Puerto Plata to Sosua, but the going rate for tourists is $US20.

    The Caribe Tours price when my wife went to SD about 3 weeks ago was RD$180, but it could be more. Prices have been changing quite rapidly lately due the economic situation.

    Also, Caribe Tours runs more buses than does Metro.

    Have a good trip.

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    thanks I appreciate :-)

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    Default Metro station

    Originally posted by jerrys
    thanks Adrian and where is Metro station located in SD?
    The Metro station is located on Winston Churchill a few
    blocks north of 27 de febrero.

    I have personally taken Metro several times and found
    their service to be good.

    JD

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