Juan Dolio Transportation

Get to Juan Dolio before the crowds do

An up-and-coming resort community near Boca Chica, Juan Dolio isn't quite as busy as its neighbor and this is what draws the people that visit to the area. Beaches, beautiful scenery, and luxurious resorts without the crowds of Puerto Plata and Punta Cana? It is a dream come true for many. As you begin planning your quiet getaway in Juan Dolio, one of the first things to learn about is transportation, and you can do so by reading below.

Getting There

Juan Dolio isn't far from several major entry points in the Dominican Republic. Whether you choose to fly, sail, or cruise, it won't take much to get to town after you arrive on the island.

Getting Around

The most popular mode of transportation in Juan Dolio is your feet. The streets are quiet and there is little traffic, so tourists will have no problem simply walking from place to place. Of course, you can certainly rent a car if you need or want to, and public transportation options include taxis, motoconchos, buses, and publicos.

Air Travel

Just 30 minutes from one of the busiest airports in the Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio is one of the more easily accessible vacation destinations in the Dominican Republic. Las Américas International Airport is where you'll fly if you're traveling here, and you'll find that several major airlines offer flights from the United States, especially from New York and Miami. This means that even those who don't live near these cities will be able to get connecting flights without trouble. Find out how to get to Juan Dolio by air plane by clicking here.

Sailing

The nearest official port of entry to Juan Dolio is in Boca Chica, where you will meet with customs officials if you decide that sailing if the best way for you to get to Juan Dolio.

You'll sail in with your yellow quarantine flag flying, and all of the proper documentation at the ready to save time. This will include the documentation regarding the ownership of the vessel, a list of the ship's stores, and a passport and secondary form of identification for each passenger aboard. After the customs official has gone over all the paperwork and collected payment, you'll likely be granted clearance, and thus be able to sail to your predetermined anchorage site.

You'll sail in with your yellow quarantine flag flying, and all of the proper documentation at the ready to save time. This will include the documentation regarding the ownership of the vessel, a list of the ship's stores, and a passport and secondary form of identification for each passenger aboard. After the customs official has gone over all the paperwork and collected payment, you'll likely be granted clearance, and thus be able to sail to your predetermined anchorage site.

Cruising

Caribbean cruises are an incredibly popular all-inclusive vacation getaway that allows tourists to see several islands in the region at once. The Dominican Republic is such a popular destination that there are six different cruise ports to sail into. If you're interested in visiting Juan Dolio during your day ashore, you best option will be to sail to the cruise port in Santo Domingo and either rent a car or take the bus.

Rental Cars

Although the process of renting a car in Juan Dolio is not difficult, there are some things that visitors need to be aware of. At most agencies throughout the country you have to be at least 21-years-old to rent a car, and some places even require that you be 23. You will also need to have your passport and a valid driver's license, not to mention the appropriate balance available on a credit card. You can learn everything you need to know about renting a car in Juan Dolio by clicking here.

Taxis

In Juan Dolio, taxis are available all day every day, so no matter when you need a ride, you'll be able to get one. The best way to get a cab is to call a specific operator and have them pick you up. This is both the easiest way to find one since taxis are unmarked and blend in with private vehicles on the street, but the safest way to ensure your safety – especially late at night. You can learn more about why this is by clicking here to read out guide to Taxis in Juan Dolio.

Motoconcho

Motorcycle taxis, or motoconchos, are a popular way to travel between very short distances, mostly because they are so cheap. At just around $0.50(USD) per person to ride it is the least expensive option out there. Up to two people can ride comfortably, but sometimes drivers will try and fit another two on the back. It can't be said to be the safest option available since helmets are not available, but the drivers are as safe as they can be while being as speedy as possible.

Buses

There are two types of buses to be aware of in Juan Dolio. The first is the guagua, as locals call them, and they are minivans and minibuses that are privately owned and not necessarily kept in the best condition. It is not uncommon to see windows missing, or holes in the seats, and air conditioning is a rarity for sure. But, it is an affordable way to get around at $1(USD) or less per person to ride.

The next option is a full sized bus that travels between cities on the island. These buses are much more modern with air conditioning and comfortable seating. The price will change depending on where you're traveling to, but it is common to see prices at around $10(USD) per 150 miles traveled Metro Buses and Caribe Tours are the operators of these buses. You can contact Metro Buses at 809-227-0101 and Caribe Tours at 809-221-4422 for the most current schedules.

Carro Publico

Carro Publicos are another form of public transportation that is particularly favored by locals. They are essentially public taxis, though are also quite similar to buses. They run on set routes but do not have specific stops, and will pick up and drop off along the route as needed. They are not private, so you'll be stuck squeezing in with people you don't know and the vehicle is usually a five passenger van, so things can get tight. The cost of a ride is usually under $1(USD) per person, and don't forget to tip your driver.

Consider your budget, the convenience, and your own personal preferences are you begin booking this aspect of your trip. Having learned about each form of transportation available to get you to and around Juan Dolio, you're now ready to begin making more concrete plans.

 

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