Traveling to Santo Domingo

Plane lands after midnight, not trying to get into trouble, especially not my first trip there - how do I safely arrive to my hotel? Do I schedule a shuttle with a company?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    btw pic related is me and I'm trans

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      wow you are hot OP

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

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    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i'll fly to santo domingo and drive you to your hotel

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I leave tomorrow. Any advice how to get to the hotel safely? Is uber decent at 2am or should I get a shuttle somehow

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I leave tomorrow. Any advice how to get to the hotel safely? Is uber decent at 2am or should I get a shuttle somehow
      Why not get a shuttle or schedule a private pickup? Unless you're on a budget or have something to prove to yourself. Get yourself and your luggage to your hotel.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The taxis at the airport are all heavily regulated and charge a flat $40USD to take you anywhere in the city. Uber would probably be half price but is always a risk

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      and I don't know if there would be Uber at 2am. but definitely those taxis. The govt kinda doesn't want tourists getting killed

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Got it. So the taxis at the airport are heavily regulated, What do they look like, what do I look for to ensure they're legit & I get there safe? Novice question, I'm aware.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        im not exactly sure. I just remember a long line of vans, here's the webpage
        https://www.santo-domingo-airport.com/taxi.php

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        Why would uber be more dangerous? It seems in many shitholes it's actually safer than local taxis

        because they're regulated because they don't want tourists to get robbed/scammed/murdered by the aggressive Santo Domingo population

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          How does one find out which countries are safer to use taxi vs uber? Seems like it would depend on the local regulations, but I wouldn't know how to find that info online

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I don't think there's any countries where Uber is unsafe, barring shit like some drivers account getting hacked/car stolen/fake credentials so verify all the driver's details before getting in the car. There's also countries where Uber still skirts the law and taxi drivers or local cops are aggressive towards them.

            I'd be inclined to Uber but I can hit the ground running in latin america, if you're new to the place it might be intimidating. Guy might not speak english for example so write your destination down.

            Airport-specific taxis are a common scam in latin america though, where they charge you an exorbitant rate, literally 2-5 times what a normal taxi would cost, under the guise of "we have a large car that can fit more luggage than a regular taxi" or "the driver speaks (basic) english." I refuse to play into their scam if possible but it's ostensibly safe, just scammy.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >I don't think there's any countries where Uber is unsafe
              I mean it can happen anywhere
              there was a big news story in the USA about some uber driver killing their pick up
              and a bunch of other shit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      and I don't know if there would be Uber at 2am. but definitely those taxis. The govt kinda doesn't want tourists getting killed

      Got it. So the taxis at the airport are heavily regulated, What do they look like, what do I look for to ensure they're legit & I get there safe? Novice question, I'm aware.

      Why would uber be more dangerous? It seems in many shitholes it's actually safer than local taxis

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    is there any reason to go to DR other than cooming?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's a decent first trip. Zona colonial is nice, the cooming is nice, but it's fucking expensive the flight & hotels right now. If I didn't hate America so much I would've just visited Florida but I went the international option. The real place I want to go to is south east asia.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      DR is a major tourist destination. Mostly non-coomers I think. Lots of women tourists and families. It's got all-inclusives, beaches, mountains, nature, historic stuff, restaurants, nightclubs. Probably one of the most diverse tourist-friendly Caribbean island destination.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >traveling to places so dangerous that you need a guide just to safely arrive at your hotel

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