Nagua Transportation Options

Plan in advance to get Nagua's transportation offerings under control

Nagua is considered to be the transportation hub of the Amber Coast, which is great news for tourists heading to this town in the Dominican Republic.  It is fairly easy to find low-priced accommodations here, where you can set up a home base for exploring the coast as well as some of the central towns better known for eco-tourism.  Getting to and from Nagua is easy, so planning transportation for your getaway should be as well. 

Air Travel

The airport nearest to Nagua is the Samana El Catey International Airport (AZS) on the Samana Peninsula.  Having only just opened in 2008, the facility is fairly modern, and a moderate amount of international air travel lands here annually.  Direct flights are available from three cities in Canada, New York City in the United States, and Germany and Spain in Europe.  Fortunately, these are all major airports so it is easy to connect through them.  Find out more by clicking here


Sailing along the north coast of the Dominican Republic is not encouraged because of the rough Atlantic coast conditions.  If you're determined to sail your own yacht to the island anyway, you'll find ports of entry in Boca Chica, Casa de Campo, Luperon, and Punta Cana.  Sail in with your “Q” flag flying, and be prepared to present the require documentation to customs and immigrations officials.  This includes a list of the boat's stores, a list of the crew, the paperwork proving ownership of the vessel, and a passport for every passenger aboard. 


The nearest cruise port to Nagua is located about an hour away at Samana Bay.  Few people plan their shore excursions to this town because of the lack of attraction and activities, but thanks to the network of buses that travel here, it is an easy trip to make should you be one of the few that wants to visit. 

Rental Cars

Rental car agencies within Nagua are limited, so you might find that renting a car from the airport and driving yourself is the most efficient option for you.  When you do rent, make sure to choose a sports utility vehicle to account for poor road conditions you might encounter, and plan to put a hefty deposit on your credit card to secure the rental.  Find out everything you need to know about renting a car and driving in Nagua can be learned here


Taxi services are limited to just one company in Nagua, but they do exist and can be used by tourists who require the service.  Your best bet is to call them at 809-584-2279 and arrange for pick up rather than hope to catch one out on the street.  More details are available when you click here.  


One of the most unique forms of transportation in Nagua is the motoconcho.  This is a motorcycle taxi, though usually the driver is operating a small scooter.  They will carry up to five passengers on the back, but do not offer helmets, to ride at your own risk.


Otherwise somewhat unassuming, Nagua is best known as a major transportation hub for bus travel. The largest bus station for long distance bus travel is located in town, which means you can access almost every corner of the Dominican Republic from here.  Get more details about all of the possibilities by reading our guide to Buses in Nagua.

Getting to and from Nagua seems to be easier than getting around within city limits, but you can make it happen if you know where to look.  


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