Aurora Del Sol Hotel & Casino

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Carretera Malla 81/2 Km, Santo Domingo, Caribbean
Aurora Del Sol Hotel & Casino
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  • Solo25
  • Business100

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bus from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana

by massiravasi

We reach Santo Domingo around 4 PM and have to leave immediately to Punta Cana can some one give us a good tip on how do we get the bus? the name the address, etc?
Also on the way back we have to get the flight around noon so we have to be in Santo Domingo around noon.


Re: bus from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana

by Guzzie19

There are buses that depart every hour in the 'Enriquillo Park'' around the part of town called ''La Duarte" or ''Avenida Duarte" that will take you to Bavaro/Punta Cana. Most of them make stops in the resort you are going or you can get off in the last stop and take a taxi from there. You can ask the bus driver or assistant if they will be driving by the resort or area you are going.

On your way back, you can also take a bus from Bavaro/Punta cana. You can ask your hotel to take a taxi where they depart very early in the morning so you can make it ontime.

If you are considering any other forms of transportation in the DR, read some here:

Re: bus from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana

by marielexoteria

There's first class buses departing from Avenida Máximo Gómez but the last bus departs at 4:30pm. I don't have the information handy about these buses, but here's the other way a little bit more broken down (which expands on the above answer, which is accurate):

Take a minibus to Higüey at Parque Enriquillo, Santo Domingo. These buses are express buses but might stop to drop off or pick up passengers a few times along the road, they're comfortable enough for the trip and usually have a/c. When you come to Higüey, go to the Friusa bus terminal (Sitrabupu) and take one of their buses. All buses coming to Bávaro from Higuey go around all the hotels.

Buses from Santo Domingo to Higuey run every 15 minutes at peak times (8am - 6pm) and every 30 mins in off-peak times (6am - 8am, 6pm-8pm) and vice versa from Higuey to Santo Domingo (first bus leaves at 4.30 am)

From Bavaro to Higuey/and from Higuey to Bavaro, buses run every 15-20 minutes from Friusa bus terminal (Sitrabapu) next to Politur police station. After 10pm, service is around once every hour.

Of course, to visit Santo Domingo from Punta Cana or Bávaro you do this the other way around.

Travel Tips for Santo Domingo

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural

by Travelchili

Natural History Museum that was founded in 1982 covers the whole of natural history - ecosystems, geology, the solar system, flora and fauna. Admission is DOP 20 for foreigners, DOP 10 for local adults and DOP 5 for children and students.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 17:00 every day except on Mondays.

Tel: 809 689 0106/09

This is La Plaza de la...

by Patricialuv

This is La Plaza de la Independencia, or the Independence Plaza. Major concerts, and important ceremonies are known to be held here.

La Junta Electoral Office is located right next to it. (The Board of Elections Office).


by mikey_e

Like many Caribbean nations, the Dominican Republic has period foreign exchange problems. Part of the problem is government debt, and part is the partial fix on the exchange rate maintained by the government. When you come to the DR you should always arrive with USD (even if you're from the Eurozone). USD are easily exchangeable int Dominican Pesos (DOP), plus you can pay with US cash at many, many stores. Once you get to Santo Domingo, exchange some of your USD for DOP at a private exchange office (NOT a bank or government office - the private ones, I think, are only quasi legal). You'll get a better exchange rate and will pay no commission. There was one booth in a dry cleaner's on Avenida Independencia just west of Parque de la Independencia. DOP will help you bargain for the best possible prices in the city, although some hotels will ask for payment in USD only.

When leaving the country, try to get rid of your DOP BEFORE getting to the airport. At the airport, prices are usually in USD, and employees will be more than happy to charge you an exhorbitant exchange rate for your DOP. It happened to my sister, who ended up paying $5 more for a box of cigarrillos than she should have because she paid in DOP instead of USD.

A party? Pick one, They are All Over

by jjfighteromaha

I stayed deep in the "barrios" or neighborhoods during my visit to the Dominican Republic. My uncle is married to a woman from the country. His wife "hooked me up" with her cousin and they were my hosts while visiting.

I stayed in the cousin's home every now and then, and the cousin's sister had a boyfriend who was a taxi driver who would get me around most of the time.

While staying at their home (which didn't have running water) it was kind of hard to relax because of the seemingly constant noise in the neighborhood. Everything from dogs barking, to roosters in all of the yards, children playing, motorscooters zipping by, vendors in trucks selling bananas/plantanos, to the local church giving a sermon over the loud speaker.

Also, there was alot of partying, which consisted of drinking the local beer, "Presidente Light", and sitting on the porch listening to salsa music. On every corner there seemed to be a "colmeda" or "bodega". These were small corner stores where the people could buy basic goods. These small stores advertised themselves by contsantly blaring salsa music which could be heard by all of the homes in the immediate area.

El Jardin Botanico. its a...

by rd.

El Jardin Botanico. its a beautiful place were you can know a bit more about the fauna and flora of this country.
And also Los Tres Ojos, there you will see how nature can divide three different types of water in the same place by using caves.


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Address: Carretera Malla 81/2 Km, Santo Domingo, Caribbean