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Flights to Santo Domingo Las Americas

The capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo is a laid back but historic city known for its vibrant nightlife and blessed with beautiful weather. Best of all, it’s still fairly undiscovered by tourists.

The oldest European city in the Americas, Santo Domingo has a well earned spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Walking through the Zona Colonial, with its cobblestoned streets, you could easily be in Spain or Portugal. The vibrant sound of merengue music quickly brings you back to the Caribbean, while the exclusive clubs and fantastic restaurants lend a cosmopolitan edge to the beautiful city.  Go now, before it’s discovered.

 

Airports in Santo Domingo

Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) is one of the largest airports in the Caribbean, and is the second busiest airport in the Dominican Republic. The new northern terminal opened in 2007, giving the airport the capacity to receive more international flights than ever before.

 

Airlines that fly to Santo Domingo

There are no direct flights from the UK to Santo Domingo. From Europe you can fly from Madrid with Air Europa or Iberia, from Paris with Air France and Air Caraibes, from Frankfurt with Condor, and from Brussels with Jetairfly.

There’s a range of airlines which fly to Santo Domingo from American airports, including US Airways, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and Delta Air Lines.

Other airlines operate services between Santo Domingo and South America, as well as betwee other Caribbean islands.  These include Aeronaves Dominicanas, Air Antilles Express, Air Century, Air Century, Air Turks and Caicos, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Cubana, Insel Air, LIAT, LASER Airlines, Seaborne Airlines, Venezolana and Winair.

 

Getting into Santo Domingo

Public buses are available on the second level of Terminal A. The routes can be a little erratic, so check at the information desk inside which bus to get and where. Fares start at 5* pesos (about 7p)* for non-air conditioned buses, and 10* pesos (about 15p)* for air conditioned ones.

There’s a taxi rank outside the airport, however most taxis in San Domingo don’t have meters. It’s best to negotiate a price before setting off: it should cost between 1000* and 1500* pesos (about £15-£22.50)*.

Car hire at the airport is available from Budget, Avis, Dollar, Thrifty and Payless and Economy.

 

*Prices subject to change

 

When to fly to Santo Domingo

The weather is pleasant all year round, but beware of hurricane season (from June until November). 

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