Getting there & around
The majority of international visitors to this region fly directly to the airport in Punta Cana and then are whisked away in private vehicles to their respective resorts. Otherwise, it’s anywhere from a 2½- to four-hour drive, depending on your destination, from Las Americas airport in Santo Domingo.
Traffic between the resort centers can be surprisingly heavy and it’s difficult to navigate much of the road system, which is being revamped and expanded. Though the distances aren’t great, travel in the region, especially along the coast north of Bávaro all the way to Sabana de la Mar, can be slow and unreliable because of the poor condition of the roads. It’s now possible to fly between Punta Cana and the Península de Samaná.