Getting Around Provincia de Pedernales

  • Getting up 1200 m to Pelempito
    Getting up 1200 m to Pelempito
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  • The road to and from Pedernales
    The road to and from Pedernales
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  • Vegetation and roca caliza on the way
    Vegetation and roca caliza on the way
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    Getting to Bahía de las Águilas

    by marielexoteria Updated Apr 30, 2009

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    - From Santo Domingo: take highway 44 (which is highway 2 after Barahona) to Pedernales. At about 4 to 8 km before the entrance of the town, you'll see a sign pointing to Bahía de las Águilas.

    - From Pedernales: take highway 44 until you see a dirt road to the right of a bridge, about 4 km after the entrance/exit of the town. Take the dirt road until the end and then turn right on a paved road (Alcoa road).

    From there you'll end up at the town of Cabo Rojo, turn left where the road splits (very BAD road) and continue until you reach the fishing community called Las Cuevas. From there you can take a 10- to 15-minute boat trip and without going into deep waters. There's also a road that can take you there but I can't say how to get there because we took a tour and you MUST have a 4WD vehicle.

    From Hostal Doña Chava it took us about 1.5 hours to get to Las Cuevas.

    My favorite part of the trip To Bah��a Bah��a to the left on that cliff
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    Getting to Hoyo de Pelempito

    by marielexoteria Updated Apr 30, 2009

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    - From Santo Domingo: take highway 44 (which is highway 2 after Barahona) to Pedernales. About 4 km before the entrance of the town, you'll see a sign pointing to the right to Hoyo de Pelempito and the small town of Las Mercedes. Take that road.

    - From Pedernales: take highway 44 until you see a dirt road to the right of a bridge (see the first picture), about 4 km after the entrance/exit of the town. Take the dirt road until the end and then turn left on a paved road (Alcoa road), then follow the road.

    From Hostal Doña Chava it took us about 1.5 hours to get to the visitors center.

    Turn right here Dirt road on the way there (notice the red) Getting up 1200 m to Pelempito Vegetation and roca caliza on the way
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    Bus: Santo Domingo - Pedernales and back

    by marielexoteria Updated Apr 17, 2009

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    From Santo Domingo: the bus terminal to go to Pedernales is located in Teniente Amado García Guerrero street, close to Ave. 27 de febrero and one corner from the Barahona bus terminal. They have express buses that stop a few times (including lunch) and buses that stop everywhere. You WILL want to get on an express bus because they usually have a/c.

    The terminal, I'm sorry to say, is a major dump. Dirty, lots of trash around, smelly, lots of pushy vendors, and close to a heavy traffic area, but here's where you can choose your seats. All buses stop at "Pinturas" (where one of the paint factories is located, by Plaza de la Bandera) to pick up passengers. That area is less creepy but just as congested.

    From Pedernales: the bus terminal is cleaner and the creep factor is low. It's located one street after Hostal Doña Chava.

    The direct bus to Pedernales cost us 330 pesos, one way (about 9.50 US) and on the way back we changed buses in Barahona: Pedernales-Barahona 150 pesos (about 4.20 US) and Barahona-Santo Domingo 200 pesos (about 5.30 US). All prices per person and one way. The buses depart roughly hourly, while Caribe Tours departs 4 times a day.

    There's a better way to do this trip: take a Caribe Tours bus to Barahona, and from there take a local bus to Pedernales. The trip will be slightly more expensive (we paid only 20 pesos more each, a little less than 1 US) but will take more or less the same time, if not less.

    The road to and from Pedernales
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