The center of tourism for travelers hoping to avoid major resort towns, Luperon is home to one all-inclusive resort and several other smaller properties. This town promotes a low-key getaway where everything is laid back rather than go-go-go. Though you may spend your entire getaway relaxing on the beach, it is important to get all of your transportation options in order before you arrive.
Luperon is serviced by two different airports, which means a greater chance for a direct flight from your home town. The Santiago De Los Caballeros and the (POP) in Puerto Plata. Both are modern facilities that keep busy with international flights, but Luperon International is, as you might imagine, much closer to town.(STI) in
Find out everything you need to know about each airport, including which airlines travel to them and from where, by clicking here.
Luperon is a great destination for yachters who plan to sail to their getaway in the Dominican Republic because it stands as an official port of entry. Previous sailors have noted the ease with which they have cleared customs here, though fees continue to grow higher each year. The bay itself is sheltered and makes for a great sailing experience, Here, several boats can dock at once until the new marina on the opposite side of the bay opens offering more slips. Get more information about sailing to Lupero by clicking here.
By the end of 2014, Luperon will be within easy access of one of the island's numerous cruise ports. Currently, there is one being built in Puerto Plata, which is just about 45 minutes away from town. This means soon, cruisers will be able to easily plan for excursions without fearing that they won't make it back to the boat in time.
Renting a car in Luperon is not the easiest thing to do, as there are very few rental agencies in the area. Your best bet will be to pick up a vehicle from the airport and drive into town. Fortunately, costs are not outrageous. You'll spend anywhere from $30 to $120(USD) a day depending on the type of vehicle you choose and whether or not you've added insurance. Choosing a sports utility vehicle with good suspension is highly recommended thanks to the rugged terrain.
Although it is possible to call for a full-sized taxi in Luperon, the much more common option is to hail a motoconcho. These are motorcylce taxis, but in truth, drivers are usually riding around on a small vespa-style scooter. Somehow, they manage to squeeze up to five passengers on the back and zip the from place to place for just $0.50(USD) per person. No helmets are provided for passengers, so ride at your own risk. Click here for even more information about Taxis in Luperon.
Inter-city buses are a great way to see the rest of the Dominican Republic. Caribe Express is one service that operates luxury buses with air conditioning and sometimes televisions throughout the country, connecting one town to the next. In fact, these buses are the most popular way for tourists to arrive in Luperon from the airports.
In town, there is a service known as the guagua, which is like a public bus, only they are actually vans that travel around on a set route picking up passengers and dropping them off at their destination (as long as it remains on the route). The typical price is less than $1(USD) per person.
Because Luperon is a port of entry within easy access of a town that has both a cruise port and an airport, how you get to the town is entirely up to you and based on your preferences. Once you arrive in the Dominican Republic, you'll then have to decide whether driving yourself or hiring a local to get you around by motoconcho or bus is the best option. It isn't as difficult a task as it sounds – your budget combined with your personal preferences will likely very easily make this decision for you.
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