Samana has two airports that service it via CheapCaribbean.com. Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) is a major regional airport for Dominican Republic several destinations. It’s located 20 minutes from Santo Domingo in Punta Caucedo. Samana is a 1-2 hour drive north from Santo Domingo. El Catey Samana International (AZS) is a smaller airport with seasonal flights from certain US cities. However, it’s located on the Samana peninsula and is a much shorter drive.
Each visitor entering the Dominican Republic will be required to purchase a $10 Tourist Card upon arriving. It is recommended for guests to purchase their card prior to arrival to skip the lines at the airport. Tourist Cards may now be purchased online through the following link: https://www.dgii.gov.do/Tturistaweb/Order-en.
Immigration & Customs
At the immigration desk, you will have to purchase a $10 USD 30-day tourist card instead of a visa. The DR requires a $20 USD departure tax that’s usually included in your airfare. Your flight attendant will typically give you customs paper work to fill out on the plane. After you’ve been through the immigration desk at the airport and you’ve picked up your luggage from baggage claim, you’ll go to customs, where officers will possibly check your bags.
Getting to Your Hotel
CheapCaribbean.com has partnered with Amstar as our premier transportation company in Samana. They’ll provide you with safe, comfortable and professional transportation, from the airport to your hotel and back. They’ll also provide transportation to any excursions booked through our site that you’d like to take while you’re in your destination.
It’s easy to find your Amstar team when you arrive at the airport. They’ll be standing in the ground transportation waiting area, holding a CheapCaribbean welcome sign. They wear floral shirts. All drivers are fluent in English, friendly and knowledgeable about the culture, history and things to do while you’re there. By the end of your ride, you’ll have made a new friend. Vehicles are all clean, modern and reliable.
Amstar is also the official transportation rep for CheapCaribbean.com excursions when you book vacations to Samana on our site. The majority of our partner hotels have an Amstar desk in or near the lobby so they’re easy to find, should you need them. For this reason, we suggest that our guests do not rent cars while in the Caribbean or Mexico as traffic laws and road quality and street signs are not the same as they are in the US.
Getting Around Samana
You can get around your resort area most conveniently on foot, but if you plan on taking trips outside of the resort area, we recommend you use Amstar Tours. Excursions to fun activities include transportation to and from the hotel so you can count on a convenient and dependable ride.
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