Visiting Dominican Republic


Dominican Republic

Some things you need to know before you go, while you are there and when you are leaving Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, through the PUJ airport.

Before you get there make sure you have $10.00US or Dominican Republic Peso equivalent or credit card to make the entrance fee payment for you an everyone traveling with you. I would recommend having the cash, since international transaction fees will be added to most credit card charges in the Dominican Republic. When you cleared immigration, if you have reserved transportation service, then disregard any hassle by the taxi representative and go to your travel service company representative, which are usually situated directly out side the door.

While you are in the Dominican Republic, enjoy yourself, enjoy the people and its culture, stay safe and watch out for hagglers. You may also get hassled to buy into vacation packages, which could run into thousands of your credit card dollars. Note to yourself don’t buy what you are not ready to pay for.

After you have satisfied your vacation stay, and you are ready to go back to your home country or just to get out of Dominican Republic. Make sure you have $30.00US for every check bags, whether your airline offered free checked bags or not. You will be charged $30.00US for each bags to leave DR.

The next thing you need to know is that the Punta Cana Airport only have two terminals, terminal A & B. Therefore pay close attention to your flight information, because if you happened to get dropped off in the wrong terminal then you would have walk outside with no sidewalk and no over head cover.

For terminal A you need to get to the airport at least 3 hours before your flight leaves, because your airline may stop check people 1 hour prior to the flight departure time. Also to get to the plane you have to be bused to the plane in order to board. Hence the reason for the 3 hours visit to the airport and for extra security screening if you get picked, which could take a while to process.

For now wishing you a safe trip and a pleasant stay in the Dominican Republic.