At one time, tourists would have to fly to Santo Domingo then drive for three or more hours to get to their accommodations in Las Terrenas. Then, in November of 2006, an airport in the El Catey Village of Samana opened offering both domestic and a small amount of international air travel, taking the ground commute from the nearest airport down to just 30 minutes.
is currently the only airline offering direct flights from the United States. They travel from the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, which means those in the area can fly direct, while others will have to plan a connection.
Canadians will find seasonal flights withfrom Montreal and Toronto, as well as regular flights with .
The following list displays airlines that fly directly from locations in Canada.
|Halifax, Canada||YHZ||Air Canada|
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada|
Surprisingly, tourists on holiday from Europe will be able to fly from Germany and Spain with, , and to get directly to .
If you're going to be flying across the Atlantic the table below is relevant.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||Thomson Airways|
At one time, there was an operating air strip located directly in Las Terrenas city limits. Although not a large airport by any stretch of the imagination, it was possible to hire small charters to get you to the airport from elsewhere in the Dominican Republic. It was put to significant use when the earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, but by the beginning of 2012 the airstrip ceased to be operational. It is possible that we will see it welcome flights again in the future, so make sure to check directly before you visit Las Terrenas.
Upon your arrival at El Catey, you can rent a car and drive northeast, mainly along DO-133 for 30 minutes and with a toll of 482 pesos which is about $11(USD). You can rent a car from the airport for between $30 and $120(USD) per day. If you don't want to rent, air conditioned taxis cost $85(USD) for four passengers.
Tourists who are flying to Santo Domingo but don't want to pay for a domestic flight to El Catey might consider taking the bus, or guaguas from the capital city for less than $10(USD). Buses leave every day about once an hour between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.in
When it comes to flying to Las Terrenas, there are several option to choose from. This means you'll have a few decisions to make, but convenience, time, and cost will all join together to help you see which will end up being the right choice for your getaway.
Use this next chart to call the regional air charter operators.
|(809) 200-0252||Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao - 7.7 mi. (12.4 km) Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros||the Dominican Republic|
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