You've just booked your stay at the Ocean El Faro, and you couldn't be more excited! Going to the Dominican Republic is going to be a blast!
Instantly you begin thinking about sitting beachside at this amazing, all-inclusive resort.
You are ready for that well deserved vacation! But yikes! You don’t know how to get from the Punta Cana Airport to the Ocean El Faro.
No need to fret though. This article will tell you everything you need to know and more about getting to the Ocean El Faro from the Punta Cana airport.
From the Airport to the Ocean El Faro
When you land at Punta Cana airport, you will be eager to get to the Ocean El faro right away. There are endless airport transportation options at the Punta Cana airport.
Shuttles, Taxis, and Transfers
Taxi and shuttle services are available when you arrive. Taxis are safe in the Dominican Republic, but booking a taxi at the airport can be stressful.
The operators and hustlers are all shouting for your attention as soon as you step out into the sun; you won't know who to choose.
The Ocean El Faro is located about 50 minutes away from the airport. For a hassle-free experience, you can book a private transfer to get from the airport to the resort.
Booking an airport transfer in advance will save you time and money. In addition, a pre-booked airport transfer is the best way to ensure an easy arrival.
As soon as you arrive, your private transfer will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will take you right to the Ocean El Faro.
A one-way trip from the airport to Ocean El Faro should cost around $60 for up to six people. Of course, if you need a bigger vehicle to accommodate more people, prices will increase.
You can find luxury transfers available for higher prices as well. A luxury transfer averages $85 per trip. A luxury transfer entails a VIP vehicle, English speaking driver, and beer and water on arrival.
Shared Punta Cana Shuttles
Shared shuttles are less recommended while traveling to the Ocean El Faro.
The Ocean El Faro is in an area called Uvero Alto, which is less sparsely covered by resorts and farther from the Punta Cana airport than the resorts in Bavaro.
This makes the demand for shared transportation a lot less, jacking the price up to a whopping 44 USD P/P. At that rate it makes no sense at all to book a shared shuttle.
Buses, Motorbikes, and Rental Cars
If you're traveling light, consider taking a local bus (gua gua) to the resort. Unfortunately, there is no space for suitcases from the airport.
Bus maps are available at stands around the airport, please note, there is no direct bus from the Punta Cana Airport the Ocean El Faro property, you would need to take a bus to Higuey and then another bus from Higuey to the Ocean El Faro, this makes a 50 minutes trip easily 3-4 hours. Taking the bus costs as little as $2. Of course, it won't be luxurious or timely. But, it will be an adventure!
Cars are also available for rental at the airport by all major car rental companies. However, it is not recommended to rent a car because driving can be chaotic, especially in the cities, also, car rentals are extremely pricey and jacked up with hidden fees at the airport.
Yet, if you plan an extended stay in Punta Cana and have experience driving with little rule-following, it is another consideration.
Motorcycle taxis called motoconchos are popular in the Dominican Republic, unfortunately, there is no way to get a Motorcycle Taxi at the airport.
Uber in Punta Cana
Uber is also available in Punta Cana. As a warning, you should not call an Uber from the airport or the resort. Due to local disagreements, Uber is not welcome by taxi drivers, also, Ubers are not allowed into the resort, so you would need to stay at the gate of the Ocean El Faro and wait for a golf cart for the remainder of the ride.
If you call an Uber in an area with a taxi stand or high traffic, an argument can break out between the Uber and taxi drivers. Thus, using Uber is not a safe choice in Punta Cana.
Staying at the Ocean El Faro
As one of the nicest resorts in Punta Cana, the Ocean El Faro will be an amazing experience. A beautiful resort, amazing service and great food will make your stay worth every second.
The resort offers many different activities for visitors to enjoy. Some activities are included in the all-inclusive fee. Many are not.
There are also plenty of additional activities you can do outside of the resort.
A popular activity is a Safari Tour! Feel like a Dominican for a day and go off the beaten track and experience the real Dominican Republic. See how the locals live, eat some typical Dominican Food and see and taste some of the products that make the Dominican Republic famous like the Cacao, Coffee, Cigars and Sugar Cane!
If the Safari tour isn't for you, there are fishing trips, whale watching, catamaran tours, and buggies, among others.
See You Soon in Punta Cana
You're already counting down the days until your vacation at the Ocean El Faro. With the resort and airfare booked, the only left to do is to arrange your airport transfer.
Book your airport transfer with us today to ensure a smooth ride from the airport to the Ocean El Faro!
For further questions, don't hesitate to contact us at Punta Cana Transfer.