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Re: Dominican Republic For Late April - Windy?

Postby handy » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:53 am

don't know, who is to blame for. we had to wait till september 1st to fly out of STI with boardbags.

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Re: Dominican Republic For Late April - Windy?

Postby 8712kiter » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:53 pm

Thanks for all your feedback! Unfortunately, I'm coming from Switzerland. So all flights seem to be going to PUJ, which in my opinion leads to a ridiculous drive to Cabarete. Too bad. Maybe the way to do it is through FL.

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Re: Dominican Republic For Late April - Windy?

Postby Toby » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:35 pm

Isn’t USA closed for Europeans?

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Re: Dominican Republic For Late April - Windy?

Postby dracop » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:46 pm

handy wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:02 am
Take care with STI, most of the time they do have a boardbag embargo.
I rarely see bag embargoes for STI, just during Xmas

Spirit publishes the board bag blackout dayes so you do not have to guess

Europe to the DR is going to be a larger issue, prob end up doing POP or Punta Cana and then fly/drive over

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Re: Dominican Republic For Late April - Windy?

Postby elguapo » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:21 pm

pretty sure toronto has non-stop flights to pop airport

(no clue if canada is closed to the euros too)

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Re: Dominican Republic For Late April - Windy?

Postby Flyboy » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:56 pm

elguapo wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:21 pm
pretty sure toronto has non-stop flights to pop airport

(no clue if canada is closed to the euros too)
Yes. But it's a moot point in any case because there have been no direct flights to POP from Toronto since the government basically closed down all travel to the Caribbean back in February.

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Re: Dominican Republic For Late April - Windy?

Postby DerekP » Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:36 am

Cool..I . fly into Santiago May12.u can ..Walk outside airport...5 dollar taxi to Caribe tours. then bus to Sosua.3 bucks and 10 bucks by taxi to Cabarete. July 5 .I take..taxi to Sosua 10 bucks...bus to Villa Vasquez. 6 bucks. taxi to Buen Hombre..14 bucks. 2 nights and days of kiting , then back to Santiago for flight to FLL. Then fly to Hood River for a month, just decided to go after reading previous post. Then fly August 19 on Azul air to Forteleza. Bus to Barra Grande for two months, then one month In Prea and Paracuru and others. fly out Nov. 19......

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Re: Dominican Republic For Late April - Windy?

Postby 8712kiter » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:36 pm

Toby wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:35 pm
Isn’t USA closed for Europeans?
Yep, but I'm a dual. :D

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Re: Dominican Republic For Late April - Windy?

Postby handy » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:20 am

8712kiter wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:53 pm
Thanks for all your feedback! Unfortunately, I'm coming from Switzerland. So all flights seem to be going to PUJ, which in my opinion leads to a ridiculous drive to Cabarete. Too bad. Maybe the way to do it is through FL.
Condor flys Frankfurt - Puerto Plata once a week
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Re: Dominican Republic For Late April - Windy?

Postby elguapo » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:23 pm

DerekP wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:36 am
Cool..I . fly into Santiago May12.u can ..Walk outside airport...5 dollar taxi to Caribe tours. then bus to Sosua.3 bucks and 10 bucks by taxi to Cabarete. July 5 .I take..taxi to Sosua 10 bucks...bus to Villa Vasquez. 6 bucks. taxi to Buen Hombre..14 bucks. 2 nights and days of kiting , then back to Santiago for flight to FLL. Then fly to Hood River for a month, just decided to go after reading previous post. Then fly August 19 on Azul air to Forteleza. Bus to Barra Grande for two months, then one month In Prea and Paracuru and others. fly out Nov. 19......
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my man knows the DR..
the above method will require "working" spanish

more helpfull knowledge..
is best to have internet before you arrive.. there is a claro kiosk in the airport mall in santo domingo.. but iirc, not in santiago (or POP airport)
there IS uber in santiago.. going outside the airport is key
the publico taxis that generally cost a couple bucks.. you can pay for the whole car for your gear.. the caribe tour station in city city should be on their route (more or less..just ask to go there)
there IS uber in puerto plata city.. but not POP airport or sosua. (you might want to check uber for a ride from puerto plata to cabarete while there..the bus may stop there anyways)
if taking bus to sosua.. you WILL be swamp by taxi drivers.. and unfortunately they will be your best option for getting to cabarete from lower sosua.
whatever they ask you...they will usually accept slightly more than half that. (if you speak no spanish..you will be paying gringo fees, sorry)

vibe of the airports are very different..
seems POP passengers are mostly "groups" of single men from new york going to sosua for fun times with the ugly fat girls there..
flights to STI seems to be majority dominicans returning coming home



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