I know this is hotly debated so please bear with me. We are trying to book a trip to Las Terrenas for July 2018 from Dallas. There are no nonstop flights from Dallas to anywhere in the DR except Punta Cana... I’ve read the opinions that we should fly into Santo Domingo but the connections/flight times are ridiculous. Same for Santiago, etc ....
So, here’s the information I’m needing input on-
- true drive time from PUJ to Las Terrenas. Google maps and other websites say 3.5 to 4 hours? Is that accurate? Seems like I’ve read 6-7 on some posts???
-we’ve driven all over Mexico, Europe, various islands, Costa Rica... is it really that bad of an idea to rent a car in Punta Cana and drive to Las Terrenas? Our flight lands at 2:55 pm.
- if no rental car, any idea on costs with Dominican Shuttles? Not on their scheduled service (we would have to stay by PUJ for that both ways) but for just a Cessna to get us to AZS?
Last question- are there any great condos/ villas to rent in town? I’m looking at things 2-5K from town. We usually go to Playa Del Carmen and rent a condo in town there. We to just walk to everything for meals and supplies. Wondering if Las Terrenas will be the same as Playa was many many years ago???
Any help is appreciated!