You've just booked your stay at the Riu Palace Bavaro, 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 fantastic, family-oriented, all-inclusive resort.
You are ready for the perfect experience! That is, until you start to stress about how to get to the Riu Palace Bavaro 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 the Riu Palace Bavaro from Punta Cana airport.
From the PUJ to the Riu Palace Bavaro
When you land at Punta Cana airport, you will be eager to get to the Riu Palace Bavaro 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.
The Riu Palace Bavaro is located about 30 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 Riu Palace Bavaro.
A one-way trip from the airport to Riu Palace Bavaro should cost around USD 30 for up to six people. Of course, prices will increase if you need a bigger vehicle to accommodate more people.
The Riu Palace Bavaro does not have a shuttle service. Instead, a taxi at the Punta Cana Airport charges $35, accommodating 1-6 guests, which is more expensive, with fewer benefits.
You can find luxury transfers available for higher prices as well. A luxury transfer averages $60 per trip.
Shared Punta Cana Shuttles
Shared shuttles are less recommended while traveling to the Riu Palace Bavaro.
The Riu Palace Bavaro does not offer transportation, so you must book the shared transfer with another company. Amstar, a local company, charges USD 54 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 the Riu Palace Bavaro. Taking a bus to the Riu Palace Bavaro 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 highly 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 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 gate of the Riu Palace Bavaro and wait for a golf cart.
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 Riu Palace Bavaro
As one of the highest-rated resorts in Punta Cana, the Riu Palace Bavaro will be the ultimate vacation. A family-oriented resort, 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 Buggy tour! Enjoy an action-filled day in the countryside getting muddy, and visit a stunning cenote.
If Buggies 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 the Riu Palace Bavaro. 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 Riu Palace Bavaro!
For further questions, don't hesitate to contact us at Punta Cana Transfer.