Arriving at the airport in a new country can be pretty stressful, especially if you don’t speak the language and have no idea what’s going on.
Fortunately, Cabarete is just 20 minutes away from the nearest major airport in Puerto Plata (POP).
If you fly into POP, we can arrange a taxi to pick you up, and you could be sipping pineapple juice on the beach within a couple of hours of touching down in the Caribbean.
Annoyingly, flights into Puerto Plata tend to be more expensive than into the other three Dominican airports. So, your journey to Cabarete might be a little more complicated once you arrive in the country.
But, don’t worry, I promise it’s worth it when you do make it to the beach.
Here’s how to get to Cabarete from the four major airports that have regular international flights from North America and Europe: Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperon (POP), Santiago Cibao International (STI), Las Americas Santo Domingo (SDQ), and Punta Cana International (PUJ).
Puerto Plata (POP)
There are two main options from Puerto Plata: taxi or bus.
The taxi is a 20-minute ride away and will cost you around US $35, or a bit less if you manage to haggle it down. Always agree a price with the driver before getting into the taxi.
Taking the bus is cheaper, but requires a bit of taxi hopping, which is perhaps not ideal if you have loads of luggage, or are getting in late at night. Your choice.
The bus from Puerto Plata to Sosua will cost you around 35RD a seat, that’s less than a dollar. You have to take a taxi from the airport into the city to get to the bus depot (25 mins) and then on the other end a taxi or guagua from Sosua to Cabarete (15 mins).
The main national bus companies are Caribe Tours and Metro, both have stations in Puerto Plata. Go to their websites to check the bus schedules.
The buses are pretty nice: clean, air conditioned (pack a sweater!), and they even have toilets. Score!