When you stay in Bonao, your experience tends to be more natural and rustic, but you'll still need a way to get around from place to place. If skipping a rental car appeals to you, taking the local bus may be an option to consider.
There are two types of buses to be aware of when you stay in Bonao. The first are the local buses, referred to as guaguas by locals. These range from minivans to minibuses, and run on set routes just as you would expect a bus to do, making stops at major points around town. While the buses try their best to be on time, the can be unreliable at times, plus they are rarely air conditioned and always crowded.
A set of four different privately owned bus services are also available, providing transportation to other cities on the island. This is without a doubt the most affordable way to get around the country at around $10(USD) per 150 miles traveled. These buses are comfortable, air conditioned, and much nicer overall than the local buses. Caribe Tours and Metro Buses. You can contact Caribe Tours at 809-221-4422 and Metro Buses at 809-227-0101.
|Route||Beginning||Stops Along the Route||End|
|Caribe Tours||Santo Domingo Northbound Terminal||La Vega Bus Terminal, Santiago de los Caballeros Bus Terminal, Bonao Bus Terminal||Puerto Plata Bus Terminal|
Ultimately, your transportation option are completely up to you, but it is good to know that when you travel to Bonao you have the option to take a bus locally as well as to travel throughout the rest of the country.
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