If you're taking a trip to Punta Cana, you're in for a majestic experience! Punta Cana offers beautiful Caribbean scenery and enthralling excursions, like a dolphin tour or buggie adventures. Whatever you choose, you're sure to enjoy the trip.
There's just one hurdle to get over before then. Before you can get to Punta Cana, you have to navigate the Santo Domingo airport. As the capital city of the Dominican Republic, many out-of-country flights first stop here.
As with any airport, Santo Domingo can be a little tricky to navigate. In this travel guide, we'll cover some of the essential information you need to navigate this airport.
Where Is the Santo Domingo Airport?
As we've mentioned, this airport lies in the capital city of the Dominican Republic. The city itself is a port town overlooking the ocean. Its fort battery overlooks the Caribbean Sea, while museums, cafes, the castle of Diego Columbus, and the first cathedral of the New World dot the town.
From Santo Domingo, it's about two-and-a-half hours by car to Punta Cana. First, though, you need to navigate the terminals and schedule your transport. We'll talk about that in the next section.
Santo Domingo Airport Transportation And Terminals
The Santo Domingo airport has two terminals: Terminal A (South Terminal) and Terminal B (North Terminal). The older of the terminals is Terminal A, which features three levels.
Terminal B, however, is more modern. It contains two concourses, again labeled A and B. Concourse A has five gates (A1-A6), in addition to the parking lot and taxi stands. Concourse B has four gates (B1-B4) and an extra remote stand.
To exit the airport and meet your transport, all you have to do is find your way to Terminal B, Concourse A. As far as your transportation goes, you can schedule a taxi to arrive and transport you to Punta Cana.
Food and Entertainment
Once you get your luggage from the baggage claim, your pre-booked transfer will be there waiting for you. A lot of clients like to eat prior to hitting the road for the almost 3-hour drive.
Fortunately, there's no shortage of eateries in the Santo Domingo airport. Both local and international fast food locations line the airport. You can get coffee at Black Coffee, have a drink at Casa Avila Tapas Bar, or grab some local cuisine Rincón Caribeño.
If you need some entertainment to pass the drive, there are plenty of shops in the airport to buy books, magazines, and other media. You can also find several souvenir shops to get gifts for loved ones back home.
Enjoy Your Trip!
Once you make it to the airport and get all the things you need, you're free to enjoy your trip. Punta Cana has spectacular expeditions and sites awaiting you!
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