How to Reach Boca Chica by Airplane

The obvious choice when flying to Boca Chica is to land at Las Americas Airport

Just five miles away from Boca Chica in Santo Domingo is one of the largest and busiest airports in the Dominican Republic. This makes is exceedingly easy to find flights that suit your travel schedule, and likely from a major airport near your home town.

...keep an eye out for scammers...


About Aeuropuerto Internacional Las Américas

As aforementioned, Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) is one of the busiest airports in the Dominican Republic. In fact, as it welcomes over three million guests each year and has a runway that measures more than 11 thousand feet long, it is the second largest and busiest airport on the island. Because it is so so busy, there are a few things arriving tourists should be aware of. First, customs officials are not known for their amiable personalities. They are very busy from the start of the day until dusk, and in order to keep things moving along, they keep their tone and mannerisms brisk.

The next thing you'll want to keep an eye out for is scammers. As you move to exit the airport, you'll likely encounter locals hopping to meet naive tourists who will buy their imitation wares, take a ride in their illegal taxi (click here to learn about official taxis), or leave their luggage on the ground for them to steal. The best thing you can do is refuse to buy anything, only get into marked taxis, and always keep your luggage close.

Flying to Boca Chica from the US

You'll find it fairly easy to book a flight to Santo Domingo from the United States, and many major airlines including American Airlines and Delta Airlines make the trip on a daily basis.

This table shows which airlines offer scheduled service from U.S. cities as well as the airports they fly from. The online booking services don't consistently recognize the most logical options so it can be useful to see at a glance which airlines offer direct flights to this airport.

Las Américas International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Jet Blue, Spirit Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines
Orlando, FL, USA MCO Jet Blue

Flying to Boca Chica from Canada

Booking a flight from Canada is the most challenging, as there are currently no direct flights to the Dominican Republic from the northern country. Most Canadians will book flights that connect in the United States or elsewhere in the Caribbean, but hiring a chartered plane is a possibility as well.

Flying to Boca Chica from Europe

In recent years, it has become more popular to holiday in the Dominican Republic from Europe. People fly in at least weekly from Paris, Munich, and Frankfurt. Although the flights are not as frequent as in the United States, it is still certainly possible to visit the island from abroad.

Flying to Boca Chica from the Caribbean

Flights from within the region are also easy to come by if you'll be visiting other spots in the Caribbean as part of your trip. Your best bet is to stick to islands with large international airports like Sint Maarten and Puerto Rico, both of which have regular flights to Santo Domingo.

See the following chart for air service from other airports in the region. If you can't get a flight from an airport near your home, connecting through another Caribbean airport may be a very good solution.

Las Américas International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Jet Blue, Seaborne Airlines
Martinique FDF Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Air France
Pointe a Pitre, Grande-Terre PTP Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Air France
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands PLS Intercaribbean Airways
Punta Cana, Hispaniola PUJ Air France
Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SXM InselAir
The Valley, Anguilla AXA Winair
Willemstad, Curacao CUR InselAir
the BVI, British Virgin Islands EIS Winair

Next Stop, Boca Chica

It takes only about fifteen minutes driving time along Autopista Las Americas to get to Boca Chica. If you're renting a car, you can do so right at the airport as you exit baggage claim, or you can take a taxi to your accommodations. Unfortunately, buses have been prevented from driving at the airport by the local taxi union, so this inexpensive choice of transportation is not an option until you get into town.

Getting to Boca Chica is easy to do, with a major airport just moments away from the heart of town.

The following table shows how to reach one of the regional air charter services.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Intercaribbean Airways at STI (809) 200-0252 Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao - 7.7 mi. (12.4 km) Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic

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