Travel and transport
The nearest airport is in Puerto Plata (POP). A 25-minute taxi ride along the beautiful coast brings you into town. You can be floating in the ocean within a couple of hours of touching down in the country.
Further afield, Santiago Cibao International (STI) is the second closest airport, at an hour forty-five taxi ride. There is a coach service from Santiago to Sosua, our neighbouring town, that will be a lot cheaper than a taxi, though it will take longer.
In town, everything is pretty close by. The Caberete way of getting around is by taking a motoconcho, or motorbike taxi, where you hop on the back of a local’s bike and he’ll whizz you to where you need to go. You can get anywhere in town for around a dollar.
If that sounds too scary or for slightly longer distances, you can take a guagua, the local bus service. These slide-door vans run every few minutes up and down the one main road in town.
For cross-country trips to explore the island, there are reliable and comfortable coach services that go all over for a very small price. The nearest terminal is in Sosua, which is a 15-minute taxi or guagua away.
It’s not necessary to rent a car, unless you really want to. Driving in the DR is interesting, to put it mildly, so be careful if you do decide to take to the roads. The roads are bumpy and the rules are different here. Avoid driving at night, if possible.