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Transport to the Beach
Submitted by dr1guide on August 1, 2009 – 2:26 pmNo Comment

Bus_TerminalSanto Domingo to the beach
Taking a private taxi is one option to get to Santo Domingo’s beaches. Prices aren’t cheap, but are always negotiable. You can also negotiate the cab to wait for you and also discuss return fees to the city. Take a look at our directory section for private taxi options.

There is alternate transport for an attractive price. Parque Enriquillo (see transport map) is the main bus hub for buses to the east. Here you will find guaguas (buses) that make stops at all the local beaches: Boca Chica, Guayacanes and Juan Dolio. Remember that public buses make stops wherever you wish, so, if you are traveling to Boca Chica you can be let off anywhere along Duarte Avenue and anywhere along the main Carretera Las Américas in Guayacanes and Juan Dolio.

From the beach to Santo Domingo
Buses traveling back to the capital are found along the Autovia del Este in Juan Dolio and Guayacanes and along the main Duarte Avenue in Boca Chica. To flag down the bus just simply stand on the side of the street and wave your hand as if you were flagging down a taxi. It is good to note that these buses feed into the main Boca Chica Bus Terminal (see map) where you will have to transfer to another bus to reach the capital. You will only be charged once.

Note: Express buses cost a bit more and are air conditioned and go directly to their destination letting people off along the way but they do not take on new passengers. Local buses are not air-conditioned and make numerous stops to let people on and off. Express buses are commonly referred to as guaguas frias (cold buses) and local buses as guaguas calientes (hot buses).

BeachTimeCold BusHot Bus
Boca Chica45 min60 pesos60 pesos
Guayacanes1 hour100 pesos80 pesos
Juan Dolio1 hour100 pesos80 pesos

*Prices are same traveling from or to the beach

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