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  • Writer's pictureTomáš Homolka

What airport to choose when planning your vacation to Cabarete

Updated: Nov 12, 2023

The Dominican Republic has 7 international airports located across the island that will help you make your trip to the Dominican Republic easy.

Aeropuerto Gregorio Luperon in Puerto Plata POP

Aeropuerto del Cibao in Santiago de los Caballeros STI

Aeropuerto de las Americas in Santo Domingo SDQ

Aeropuerto de Punta Cana PUJ

Aeropuerto Juan Bosch in Samaná AZS

Aeropuerto Joaquin Balaguer in La Isabella JBQ

Aeropuerto La Romana LRM

What airport to choose when planning your vacation to Cabarete: The first 4 are the most common and where most flights come into the country.

Puerto Plata Airport (POP)

Distance to Cabarete: 20 km (approximately 25 minutes by car)

Puerto Plata Airport is the closest international airport to Cabarete, making it a convenient choice. You can find direct flights to POP from various cities, including Zurich and Frankfurt in Europe, and from cities like New York and Miami in the USA, as well as from Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal in Canada. Upon arrival, you can take a taxi, which typically costs between $35 to $40. If you've booked a stay with Wave Soul Surf Camp or Kite Camp, we offer airport pick-up service.

What airport to choose when planning your vacation to Cabarete

Cibao Airport, Santiago de los Caballeros (STI)

Distance to Cabarete: Approximately 70 km (around 1h 45min. by car)

Another option is to arrive at Cibao Airport. It’s 15 minutes from the city of Santiago de los Caballeros in the center of the country which is the Dominican Republic's second-largest city. Taxi transportation from the airport will cost you around $90.


Las Americas Airport, Santo Domingo (SDQ)

Distance to Cabarete: 240 km (approximately 3h 30min. by car)

Las Americas Airport is the most common choice for travelers coming to the Dominican Republic. It's located next to Santo Domingo, the capital city. You'll often find more affordable flight options to SDQ. If you prefer a budget-friendly option, consider traveling by bus from Santo Domingo to Cabarete. To do this, make your way to the Caribe Tours main station in the city center, where you can purchase a bus ticket to Sosua for 550 DOP (10$). The bus ride to Sosua takes approximately 5 hours. Sosua is located just 10 km from Cabarete, and from there, you can use local, affordable buses called "guaguas" or moto-taxi. If you want to bypass these travel adventures, you can take a taxi, which will take you to Cabarete in about 4 hours, with a cost of around $200.

What airport to choose when planning your vacation to Cabarete

Punta Cana Airport (PUJ)

Distance to Cabarete: Approximately 320 km (around 6 hours by car)

Punta Cana Airport is the busiest in the Dominican Republic, situated near the touristic destination of Punta Cana. While this airport is farther from Cabarete, it may be a good option to rent a car, if you don't mind a 6 hour drive. You can also find buses traveling to Santo Domingo from Punta Cana, and from there, you can make your way north to Cabarete.


In summary, when planning your vacation to Cabarete - What airport to choose from: Puerto Plata Airport will be the most convenient and easiest way to get to Cabarete. In all of those international airport you will be able to pay in dollars for your transport and most of the people right at the airport will understand English, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost right on the airport.


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