The most popular way to get to the Dominican Republic is to fly. Travelers heading to Juan Dolio make no exception, and will often fly to Santo Domingo's Las Américas International Airport. But there is another option for tourists to consider: La Isabela Airport in a nearby suburb of Santo Domingo.
Santo Domingo in Boca Chica, is the second busiest airport in the Dominican Republic and home to the largest runway in the country. It measures 11,002 feet long, and is capable of handing a Boeing 747 jumbo jet. Three million passengers are serviced by this airport each year, and the airport is known for being busy as well as for having customs officials that are not very amiable. Features of the airport include a Banco de Reservas where you can exchange your money to Dominican pesos, and a bank of automatic teller machines (ATMs) that can do the same.(SDQ), which is located east of
Although much smaller and much less used, Juan Dolio. The airport is located in Higüero and is typically used for chartered flights.(JBQ) is another option for tourists headed to
You'll easily be able to find flights to the Dominican Republic from the United States by checking with many of the major airlines including, , and . Flights will typically travel here from regional hubs like John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, which will allow even more tourists to access the area by making connecting flights.
If you're traveling from the United States the following chart can be useful for planning purposes. Not all of the options you will be shown on the web make sense so it helps to know which airlines actually provide direct service to this airport.
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Jet Blue, Spirit Airlines|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines|
|Orlando, FL, USA||MCO||Jet Blue|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines, American Eagle|
Flights from Canada are not so easy to come by. In fact, most Canadians will fly to Santo Domingo by hired charter.
Whether you're traveling from Paris, Gremany, or the United Kingdom, you'll find there to be flights available to you at least once a week – sometimes more during the height of tourist season.
Traveling to Juan Dolio from another country in the Caribbean is not uncommon, and most people will arrive from Sint Maarten, , or Turks and Caicos. You'll mostly see regional carriers making these trips, but there are some international airlines such as that do so on occasion as well.
Check below for a complete list of air service from airports in the region. Even if there are no flights from an airport near you, making a connection through a regional airport may be a good solution.
|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|
|the BVI, British Virgin Islands||EIS||Winair|
|Isla Verde, Puerto Rico||SJU||Seaborne Airlines|
If you're planning to rent a car, you'll be able to do so by stopping by the bank of rental car agencies located just outside of baggage claim. You may have to fight your way through a sea of local hustlers looking to sell you knock off wares and even pick up unguarded bags and make off with them, so keep your guard up at all times within the airport. Renting a car will cost you between $30 and $120(USD), and after leaving the airport you'll travel east on Route 3, you'll find Juan Dolio after about a half an hour of driving.
Taxis are another option, and can be found driving around outside of customs. The cost of a taxi is set based upon destination, so just ask the driver for their rate card before you take off so you are aware of the cost. Though the price may change, you can expect to pay around $60(USD) for four passengers.
As you're planning your trip to Juan Dolio, you'll quickly learn that flying is going to be the fastest, easiest, and even cheapest option. More often than not you'll find a flight toto be your best choice, but keep in your sights in case a deal pops up.
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