You've just booked your stay at Excellence Punta Cana, and you couldn't be more excited! Going to the Dominican Republic is going to be so much fun!
Instantly you begin thinking about sitting beachside and all the fine dining at this spectacular, adults-only, all-inclusive resort.
You are ready for the perfect experience! That is until you start to stress about how to get to the Excellence Punta Cana resort in Punta Cana after arriving at the airport. So don't stress yourself out about how you're going to get there once you've landed.
This article will tell you everything you need to know and more about getting to Excellence Punta Cana from Punta Cana airport.
From the Airport to the Excellence Punta Cana
When you land at Punta Cana airport, you will be eager to immediately get to the Excellence Punta Cana Resort and Spa. 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 cab 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.
Excellence Punta Cana is located about 45 minutes away from the airport. For a hassle-free experience, you can book a private transfer 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 straight to Excellence Punta Cana.
A one-way trip from the airport to Excellence Punta Cana resort should cost around $50 for up to six people. Of course, prices will increase if you need a bigger vehicle to accommodate more people.
The Excellence Punta Cana does offer a private shuttle service directly on its website through partner Seasons Tours. Unlike other transportation companies, Seasons only offers Luxury airport pick-ups in Suburbans or Cadillac Escalades. A private pick-up starts at 119 USD per trip and goes higher depending on the service's number of guests. Taxis at the airport charge 70-80 USD for a vehicle that accommodates up to 6 guests.
At Punta Cana Transfer, you can book your luxury transfer and travel in style. A luxury transfer entails a luxury vehicle, English speaking driver, and beer and water on arrival. A luxury transfer averages USD 85 per trip.
Shared Punta Cana Shuttles
Shared shuttles are less recommended while traveling to the Excellence Punta Cana Resort.
Excellence Punta Cana does not offer shared pick-up in any form. To book a shared shuttle, you must contact an independent company like Amstar or Nexus. Amstar charges 44 USD per one-way shared pick-up for two guests. You could pay the extra 6 USD and go private at this rate.
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 at the airport.
Bus maps are available at stands around the airport. Please note that there is no direct bus from the Punta Cana Airport to Excellence Punta Cana. Taking a bus to the Excellence Punta Cana Resort would require a detour to Higuey, making the trip close to 3 hours long.
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 incredibly 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. Due to local disagreements, Uber is not welcome by taxi drivers; also, Ubers are not allowed into the spa, so you would need to stay at the gate of Excellence Punta Cana and wait for a golf cart for the remainder of the ride. As a warning, you should not call an Uber from the airport or the resort.
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 neither a safe nor the most enjoyable choice in Punta Cana.
Staying at the Excellence Punta Cana
Excellence Punta Cana will be a fantastic vacation as a classic resort in Punta Cana. Adults only, one of the best beaches in Punta Cana, white sand, and food options that are to die for will make it so that you would not want to leave the resort.
The resort offers many different activities for visitors to enjoy. Some activities are included in the all-inclusive fee. Many are not.
You can also do plenty of additional activities outside the resort.
A popular activity is the Dune Buggy tour! Enjoy an action-filled day in the muddy countryside, and visit a beautiful cenote.
If Buggies tours aren't for you, there are fishing trips, whale watching, catamaran tours, and zip lines, among others.
See You Soon in Punta Cana
You're already counting the days until your vacation at Excellence Punta Cana. 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 Excellence Punta Cana Resort and Spa!
For further questions, don't hesitate to contact us at Punta Cana Transfer.