The use of shuttle services from Puerto Rico to Punta Cana can be a very efficient way to arrive to your destination without having to deal with the traffic yourself. Driving from your home or hotel to the airport can be a bit problematic especially if the airport is several hours away. Since you want to relax at the very beginning of the vacation the use of a shuttle service can be useful.
There are various alternatives of airport shuttle services from Puerto Rico to Punta Cana. You can rent a car but when you are in an unknown area or are simply in a hurry is appropriate to rely on the experience of a driver that is ready to take you where you need to go. From your hotel/house take a taxi or guagua (bus) to the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. From there, you will take a flight and arrive to Punta Cana.
The trip from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic takes only about 50 minutes. The time goes by really fast, because you start to fill in the blanks of the customs form that the airline gives ahead of time before arriving to the Punta Cana airport.
Another option is to go to Ponce at the Mercedita Airport and travel directly to Punta Cana through PAWA Dominicana. This alternative suits better those who live at Ponce or are staying in a hotel near the city. The all inclusive travel charters from Ponce are available at various particular scheduled times during the year, mostly during summer months (June and July). You will probably have the transportation to the resort included.
Through PAWA Dominicana you can also fly from Aguadilla straight to Punta Cana. This is an excellent choice for people living at the western part of the island that want to avoid the 2 hour drive to the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. With the increase of people wanting to take vacations in a nearby country (in a is Spanish speaking as well) more cities are offering flights to get to the Dominican Republic and then back to the island of Puerto Rico.
If you travel to Santo
Domingo and later want to visit Punta Cana, you can take any of the
shuttle services available (like the shuttle bus) for about 3 to 4
hours to the region, if not you can go in taxi, rent a car, or take a flight.
Dominican Republic Air Transportation:
Takeoff Destination Service
Caribbean Air Sign
Bus Contact Information:
Caribe Tours (Santo Domingo)