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    Default Punta Cana to Juan Dolio

    I am flying in to Punta Cana and am planning on taking the bus to Juan Dolio. Is there a bus station close to the airport in Punta Cana? Does anyone know the schedule for going by way of Juan Dolio?

    I am very concerned, because my flight arrives at 2:15 on the 3rd of April. I don't want to miss the last bus or anything and have to find arrangements in Punta Cana. This is supposed to be a busy week in Punta Cana.


    Also, once I get to Juan Dolio, is there anyone who can tell me about the different discos?
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubiankat
    I am flying in to Punta Cana and am planning on taking the bus to Juan Dolio. Is there a bus station close to the airport in Punta Cana? Does anyone know the schedule for going by way of Juan Dolio?

    I am very concerned, because my flight arrives at 2:15 on the 3rd of April. I don't want to miss the last bus or anything and have to find arrangements in Punta Cana. This is supposed to be a busy week in Punta Cana.


    Also, once I get to Juan Dolio, is there anyone who can tell me about the different discos?
    Thanks
    2:15 am or pm?
    There is an hourly bus from Bavaro (or PC itself, not sure) to Santo Domingo and you should you be able to find that (likely a taxi from the airport to the bus) , you should be able to get off on the highway at Juan Dolio. Search recent threads on Higuey and santo Domingo and you should get the drill.

    JD is a couple of AI's and a couple small hotels and not a whole lot else.

    Question - why fly into PUJ when you are going to be 50 Km from either SDQ or LRM airports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktoronto
    2:15 am or pm?
    There is an hourly bus from Bavaro (or PC itself, not sure) to Santo Domingo and you should you be able to find that (likely a taxi from the airport to the bus) , you should be able to get off on the highway at Juan Dolio. Search recent threads on Higuey and santo Domingo and you should get the drill.

    JD is a couple of AI's and a couple small hotels and not a whole lot else.

    Question - why fly into PUJ when you are going to be 50 Km from either SDQ or LRM airports?
    Thanks. That will be helpful. Is Bavaro a bus station? Or am I catching it from the street?

    I'm a teacher who has been looking a rates and finally found a good one. I have a place to stay there, but wasn't originally going to go there. I was looking for somewhere cheap to stay in PC, but I heard something about the semana de los santos before Easter with many going to PC. With that it was rough finding somewhere to stay that wasn't going to be an arm and a leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubiankat
    Thanks. That will be helpful. Is Bavaro a bus station? Or am I catching it from the street?

    I'm a teacher who has been looking a rates and finally found a good one. I have a place to stay there, but wasn't originally going to go there. I was looking for somewhere cheap to stay in PC, but I heard something about the semana de los santos before Easter with many going to PC. With that it was rough finding somewhere to stay that wasn't going to be an arm and a leg.
    But Bavaro is like a small town near PC. Higuey is the big town near PC. NB: it's called Semana Santa in normal parlance. So you have to get to Bavaro by cab and find the bus. Hopefully PJT or another expert will give you better info.

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    Thanks for the help!!

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    Default You can’t get there from here, they say sometimes

    Well, let’s put it this way. You can get to Juan Dolio. How you get there is your option. DR1 is here to help.

    An option is to take a taxi direct to the destination. Rafael Silva (www.dominicantaxi.com/Rates.html) offers the service at US $100, Punta Cana to Juan Dolio. There is also the services of Beron Taxi (809) 552-1013, a local taxi, (economical fares) located at the Beron Crossroads, more or less 8 km from the airport and Siutratural, the tourist taxi syndicate, (tourist fares) (809) 221-2741, they have taxis stationed at the airport.

    Taking a bus to get to Juan Dolio is another story because of the inconvenience that Juan Dolio does not have direct express bus service from Punta Cana or Higuey

    PJT considers following your bus options.

    1.) Take a taxi, 45 minutes ( Beron Taxi @ 500 – 600 Pesos or Suitratural $?), to the Higuey bus station, Sichoprola, near the cathedral, then take the intercity bus Higuey - La Romana – San Pedro de Macoris – Juan Dolio** - Boca Chica - Sto. Domingo. It runs every 15 minutes from Higuey, 7 am to 7 pm. With stops in every city. The bus fare to Juan Dolio is 100 Pesos. Travel time from Higuey is about 1.75 hrs.

    2.) Take the Bavaro - Sto Domingo express bus from the Sitrabapu bus station near the Friusa crossroads in Bavaro. It is 20 – 30 min by taxi, US$ 25, from airport. There are two trips a day, 7 am and 4 pm. ask driver to drop you off at Boca Chica which is about 10 miles beyond Juan Dolio. Then take a taxi to Juan Dolio. Note: Using his method you circumnavigate and bypass Juan Dolio via the Autopista del Este because there is no place to drop you off on the autopista having available roadside onward transportation to Juan Dolio proper You need to get to the bus station no later than 3:30. Tickets are a first come – first serve basis.

    My opinion is you are best served by taking a taxi direct from Punta Cana to Juan Dolio. Travel time is about 2 to 2 ½ hours. Your transport cost may be higher but you get the convenience of direct and individual service without the stress of having to deal with the unknowns of bus schedules, seating capacity, and making timely connections. Bus travel will especially difficult during Semana Santa time because the buses will be crowded and demand will exceed capacity and if you do transport by bus the timing will have you most likely arriving at dusk or after dark in Juan Dolio.

    Enjoy your visit.

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    PJT
    Last edited by PJT; 03-30-2004 at 08:35 PM. Reason: Updated Higuey bus info by visiting terminal.

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    [QUOTE=PJT]Well, let’s put it this way. You can get to Juan Dolio. How you get there is your option. DR1 is here to help.


    Thanks so much for the detailed options. This is very helpful!

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    In the east you're the man or woman as the case may be!! (Gregg - being politically correct!!)

    If I find myself heading past Santo Domingo, I willl rely on you - guaranteed!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJT
    PJT considers following your bus options.

    1.) Take a taxi, 45 minutes ( Beron Taxi @ 500 – 600 Pesos or Suitratural $?), to the Higuey bus station, Sichoprola, near the cathedral, then take the intercity bus Higuey - La Romana – San Pedro de Macoris – Juan Dolio** - Boca Chica - Sto. Domingo. It runs every 15 minutes from Higuey, 7 am to 7 pm. With stops in every city. The bus fare to Juan Dolio is 100 Pesos. Travel time from Higuey is about 1.75 hrs.

    2.) Take the Bavaro - Sto Domingo express bus from the Sitrabapu bus station near the Friusa crossroads in Bavaro. It is 20 – 30 min by taxi, US$ 25, from airport. PJT
    I just got off the phone with Beron Taxi. The guy quoted me 700 pesos for a ride from the airport to the bus station in Bavaro.

    He quoted me 1400 pesos for a ride from the airport to the bus station in Higuey.

    Has the value of the peso changed that much in the past month or is he giving me "tourist" rates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotorCity Mike
    I just got off the phone with Beron Taxi. The guy quoted me 700 pesos for a ride from the airport to the bus station in Bavaro.

    He quoted me 1400 pesos for a ride from the airport to the bus station in Higuey.

    Has the value of the peso changed that much in the past month or is he giving me "tourist" rates?
    Yes, the value of the peso has changed. However PJT thinks you are getting a fare resting between dominicano rate and tourist rate.

    You are still getting a deal from Beron taxi. Siutratural, the taxis (809) 221-2741, at the airport will charge US $25 or more to get to the Bavaro Bus stop. The 700 Pesos at an exchange of 45/1 to the dollar is 15.5 Dollars by Beron Taxi is a gift.

    Regards,
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