A getaway in the mountain town of Jarabacoa takes a little bit of extra transportation arrangement, but that is perfectly okay with tourists who dream of visiting because it means a quiet vacation unlike the busy beaches that you usually think of in conjunction with the Caribbean.
One of the largest and most modern airports in the Dominican Republic services Jarabacoa: Dominica (STI). It is just 45 minutes to an hour away by car in Santiago De Los Caballeros, and is even often referred to as the Santiago Airport.
Opened in 2002, the airport is the third busiest airport on the island and continues to grow each year both in the amount of air traffic is sees, and in size with continual upgrades on the agenda. It prides itself on being one of the most modern airport facilities in the area. Currently, the airport consists of one main international terminal, one domestic terminal, and one cargo terminal. The international terminal is by far the busiest, though overall, the airport serves just under one million passengers each year.
Flights to this airport are plentiful from the United States, especially from New York City, Boston, and Miami. Although you can fly with, , and , often has the least expensive prices.
For those who live in the U.S. this chart can be useful. The online booking services may not know about the least costly options so it can be useful to see which airlines actually fly direct to this location.
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Spirit Airlines|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines|
If you're planning to visit Jarabacoa from Canada, you'll likely have to look into booking a flight that connects in the United States or the Caribbean. It is rare to find a direct flight from this northern country, unless you book a private charter.
Check the chart below for scheduled air service from regional airports. Even if there are no flights from a local airport, connecting through another airport in the Caribbean might be a good solution.
|Isla Verde, Puerto Rico||SJU||Jet Blue, Seaborne Airlines|
|Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands||PLS||Intercaribbean Airways|
After arriving in Santiago De Los Caballeros, your best bet will be to rent a car from the airport and drive. Airport Transfers can be arranged in advance for about $70(USD) or up to five passengers, and a great choice for those who don't have the desire to rent a car for their stay.
When you plan to fly to Jarabacoa, you have to take not only your flight but you ground transportation into consideration. Make all of your arrangements in advance to make the transition from one mode of transport to the next as smooth as can be.
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