A small, dusty town known more a a commercial and transportation hub rather than a center of tourism, Nagua does welcome visitors to stay in town and enjoy a quiet getaway on the river. The town's appeal is further enhanced by the fact that there is an international airport less than a half an hour away.
Located in the El Catey Village on the Samana peninsula,(AZS) opened in 2008 with the hopes of bringing more tourism to the area by cutting out a three hour drive through the mountains from the next nearest airport. The plan worked, and the popularity of this facility grows annually. There is one 9,843 foot long asphalt runway which can handle Boeing 747 aircrafts with ease so nonstop international flights with major commercial airlines are certainly possible.
is currently your best chance of getting a flight from the United States to . Regular flights depart from the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City, and most people from elsewhere in the United States will connect to the island by flying first to JFK.
and make surprisingly frequent trips to El Catey, allowing visitors from Toronto, Montreal, and Holofax to fly direct.
This chart indicates airlines that offer direct service out of Canada.
|Halifax, Canada||YHZ||Air Canada|
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada|
If you're traveling to Nagua from Europe, non-stop fights are rare. It is more common to connect through the United States or another larger airport in the Caribbean than it is to make it to El Catey by remaining on the same plane through your entire journey. If you're lucky, you may be able to fly with or from Germany or Spain, but they are few and far between.
If you're going to be flying from a location in Europe this table is relevant.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||Thomson Airways|
Despite the airport's continued growth, it is not always easy to find a direct flight to Santo Domingo then fly aboard a much smaller domestic airline to make it the rest of the way to Nagua.. Instead, many people will fly to the in
The trip to Nagua from theisn't a long one at all. The drive takes visitors west, then north on Route 5, then has them make their way west along the coast for about 20 minutes until they reach their final destination. The drive is quick and scenic, and most people enjoy the ride.
Although Nagua is not a major tourist destination, since the opening of El Catey, the possibility has been growing. Ease of access certainly makes a difference, and a growing international airport being located just a short drive away can do only good.
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