Taxis are a major source of transportation for tourists staying at Casa de Campo simply because rental cars are so unnecessary. If guests decide to go off site for a meal or to do a quick bit of sightseeing, it is usually more financially feasible to simply hire a local driver to take them to where they need to go.
People staying at Casa de Campo will first experience local taxi services by getting a ride in one from the airport to the resort. The resort will set this ride up for you, by having the taxi meet you at the airport, though they do not pay the cost of the ride.
If you'll need a ride at any other time during your trip, your best bet is to simply ask the manager or front desk of your accommodations. If you do decide to call yourself, try ( (809) 556-5313 ) or ( (809) 556-4050 ); both located in La Romana.
If you are going to rely on taxi services, you may benifit from reading our La Romana Taxi Guide, as you will likely be hiring a taxi based in that city.
Taxis in the Casa de Campo area blend in easily with other cars on the road, with no markings on the vehicles to set them apart. They are either cars or vans, and are typically comfortable and air conditioned, with drivers known for their friendly nature. One problem that many tourists run into is the language barrier, but these drivers still manage to make their passengers feel right at home.
You can call for a cab any time, day or night, though you may find rates to be higher after dark. Also, keep in mind that these vehicles do not have child safety seats, so you'll either need to bring one from home or let your child ride in your lap.
...Some drivers offer tours...
Taxis in Casa de Campo are not expensive, in fact, you'll rarely pay more than $5(USD). Still, it is important to find out what the driver is charging you before you begin your drive. The taxis are not metered and the government takes no control of the rates. This means each individual cab company is allowed to charge what it feels is appropriate.
Some drivers offer tours, and others are willing to take you on long trips to other cities. If you're hoping to do either of these, the best bet is to call a local operator to find out if they offer the service and get a quote on how much it will cost.
Be sure to keep local currency in small bills on hand, because drivers will rarely give change – but a 15 percent tip is commonplace.
Curious what it costs to use a taxi? See this set of examples.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 15.00 - $ 19.00||La Romana Port||Casa De Campo|
|$ 20.00 - $ 25.00||La Romana Port||Casa De Campo Marina|
So few forms of transportation are necessary in Casa de Campo that taxis are the obvious choice for those who need to get off site for a few hours, or even a day, during their all-inclusive getaway.
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