How to get to Ocean El Faro from Punta Cana International Airport: 2023 Guide

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You've just booked your stay at Ocean El Faro and couldn't be more excited! Going to the Dominican Republic is going to be so much fun!

You begin thinking about sitting beachside and all the fine dining at this tremendous all-inclusive resort.

You are ready for the perfect experience! That is until you start to stress about how to get to Ocean El Faro 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 Ocean El Faro from Punta Cana airport.

From the Airport to Ocean, El Faro

When you land at Punta Cana airport, you will be eager to get to Ocean El Faro immediately. 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.

Ocean El Faro is located 40 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 right to the Ocean El Faro.

A one-way trip from the airport to Ocean El Faro should cost around $50 for up to six people. Of course, if you need a bigger vehicle to accommodate more people, prices will increase.

The Ocean El Faro does not have a shuttle service. Instead, a taxi at the Punta Cana Airport charges $70, which accommodates 1-6 guests for a private taxi which is a steep price for your transportation.

A luxury transfer entails a luxury vehicle, English speaking driver, and beer and water on arrival. A luxury transfer averages $85 per trip. You can find luxury transfers available for higher prices as well.

Shared Punta Cana Shuttles

Shared shuttles are less recommended while traveling to the Ocean El Faro.

The Ocean El Faro does not offer transportation, so book the shared transfer with another company. Amstar, a local company, charges USD 88 for a round-trip shared shuttle for two guests, almost the exact cost of a private shuttle for up to 6 guests.

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, and please note that there is no direct bus from the Punta Cana Airport to Ocean El Faro. Taking a bus to the Ocean El Faro 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, it is another consideration if you plan an extended stay in Punta Cana and have experience driving with little rule-following.

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 spa, so you would need to stay at the Ocean El Faro gate and wait for a golf cart or go walking for the remainder of the trip.

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 safe nor the most enjoyable in Punta Cana.

Staying at the Ocean El Faro

Located on the seafront overlooking the idyllic beaches of Punta Cana, Ocean El Faro is a newly built five-star resort with impressive colonial-style interior design.

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 Saona Island! Enjoy a full day on a catamaran, open bar, snacks, lunch on the beach, and dancing to music while viewing one of the world's most amazing beaches.

If Saona 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 down the days until your vacation at 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 Ocean El Faro!

For further questions, don't hesitate to contact us at Punta Cana Transfer.


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

  1. we dont want to take a transfer they take to long what can we get?

    1. A private transfer is the easiest and fastest way to arrive at the resort. A private transfer would take 40-45 minutes to arrive at Ocean El Faro.

    2. Hey Stan, I can understand your concern, I mean you are on vacation why do you want to spent more time waiting, right?

      For that reason you can book here a private transportation so you can be there on time

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