Privately owned air-conditioned buses are the cheapest way to get around the country and connect Puerto Plata with Santo Domingo. The one-way fare is about $7.50, and the trip takes 3½ hours. Just be aware that buses can be packed, especially on weekends and holidays.
Caribe Tours (809/221–4422.)
Metro Buses (809/227–0101 in Santo Domingo; 809/586–6062 in Puerto Plata; 809/587–4711 in Santiago.)
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