To get a local taxi from the airport, you have to call them for pickup. I posted a telephone number for Puerto Plata earlier. However, if you don't speak Spanish, you are pretty much stuck with the airport taxi mafia.
A local taxi will charge eight or nine hundred pesos from POP to Puerto Plata. That is slightly more than twenty dollars.
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