To get from
To be more economical, if you get a taxi from the airport on arrival to Santo Domingo city, the first Metro Bus leaves at 7 am and will take you through to Sanchez, from where a minibus/gua gua, or local taxi would be need to get to Las Terrenas, on the north side of the peninsula. The Metro Bus continues onto Samana city, dropping you off on the Malecon.
Caribe Tours also drives up from Santo Domingo. These are both inexpensive options for getting to Samana peninsula and Samana, the Dominican bus services are comfortable coach and these are scenic rides (if - you arrive late in the day - you'll need to get accommodation overnight in SD - of course). The bus trip takes about 4 hours. We have rcently included a mini-guide to the Dominican bus services and timetables on our own web pages after receiving many requests - if it is any help to you.
There is a new toll road, the Las Americas Expressway, in Santo Domingo (only 10 minutes from Las Americas International Airport) and this allows self-drivers in a Dominican hire car to get to the peninsula in around 2 hours. It would take maybe another half an hour to get to Samana on the east side, or Las Terrenas on the north-west side, and a little longer to get to Las Galeras. Tolls cost around US$20 each way.
Hope this may be helpful if you do find you need to get from Santo Domingo to Samana, when you come to visit the Dominican Republic!
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