Traveling to La Vega by Airplane

A short, scenic drive will transport you from the airport to La Vega

La Vega may be a remote and quiet vacation destination for those who are more inclined to outdoorsy getaways, but it isn't so far away from civilization that the nearest airport is too far away to make it worth traveling to.  In fact, it takes just a half an hour to reach this town from a continuously growing international airport. 

About Cibao International Airport

In 2002, Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao (STI) opened its gates in Santiago De Los Caballeros and has been growing ever since.  It is one of the most modern airports on the island with one international terminal, one domestic terminal, and one cargo terminal plus a number of facilities, and by servicing just under on million passengers each yet it is the third busiest air travel facility on the island. Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao is located just 30 minutes away from La Vega by car.

Flying to La Vega from the US

Spirit Airlines tends to offer the least expensive prices, but you can also find flights to their airport from major cities like Boston, Miami, and New York City with airlines like American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Jet Blue

The following table will tell you which airlines offer scheduled flights from the United States as well as which airports they fly from. Not all of the flight combinations you will find listed on the web make a lot of sense so it can be handy to see a summary of which airlines offer direct flights to this airport.

Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Spirit Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

Flying to La Vega from the Caribbean

If you're traveling from within the Caribbean, you'll find flights from Turks and Caicos with Intercaribbean Airways ten times a week as well as several times weekly flights from San Juan with Jet Blue and Seaborne Airlines.  

See below for scheduled air service from other Caribbean airports. Even if you can't take a flight directly from your preferred airport, taking a connecting flight from another regional airport could be a fine option.

Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Dominica DOM LIAT
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Jet Blue, Seaborne Airlines
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands PLS Intercaribbean Airways

Next Stop, La Vega

Since the drive is short and there are no rental car agencies in La Vega, it is recommended that tourists rent a car at the airport and drive to their final destination.  It is also possible to hire a transfer for between $50 and $70(USD) for five passengers.  If you drive yourself, you'll stick mainly to Route 1 as you drive southeast.

With one of the largest and most modern airports on the island located within easy driving range of La Vega, there is really no reason not to fly. 

 

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