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    Default Is it ok/safe to Arrive Santo Domingo Airport late at night?

    My friends are considering taking a flight the would arrive around 10pm at Santo Domingo airport and we figured by the time we cleared customs/immigration it would be like 11 30...Is it a Safe time to leave the airport?
    Are the Roads safe from Airport into town?
    Are airport taxis reliable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC171
    My friends are considering taking a flight the would arrive around 10pm at Santo Domingo airport and we figured by the time we cleared customs/immigration it would be like 11 30...Is it a Safe time to leave the airport?
    Are the Roads safe from Airport into town?
    Are airport taxis reliable?
    It depends if you are the one doing the driving.
    Dominicans are not patient drivers.
    You would not have any problems if you take a taxi.

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    Default OK to arrive late at night

    It is safe you will not get mugged. However, you have to watch out for:

    1. The taxi drivers overcharging you and trying to send you to brothels in Boca Chica to spend the night. Know what hotel you are going to and don't let them dissuade you

    2. Guys who want to carry your bags to the taxi and then want large tips for this non-favor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Dempsey
    It is safe you will not get mugged. However, you have to watch out for:

    1. The taxi drivers overcharging you and trying to send you to brothels in Boca Chica to spend the night. Know what hotel you are going to and don't let them dissuade you

    2. Guys who want to carry your bags to the taxi and then want large tips for this non-favor.
    You should not have any problems other than what mentioned by these two members. 10 pm is not considered that late in the dr. And it should not take you 1 and half hours to clear customs. Just be carefull with the security officials and customs asking for some kick backs and tips. Just pretend you dont understand what they say. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC171
    My friends are considering taking a flight the would arrive around 10pm at Santo Domingo airport and we figured by the time we cleared customs/immigration it would be like 11 30...Is it a Safe time to leave the airport?
    Are the Roads safe from Airport into town?
    Are airport taxis reliable?
    I usually arrive around 2am in the morning from JFK, don't worry there's a taxi stand right there to take you to the hotel. there's a big *** sign "TAXI" a la Izquierda when you come out.

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