Location of the Island of Hispañola, Dominican Republic, Caribbean Sea
LOCATION OF BED & BREAKFAST IN SAMANA
(Map not to scale. Distances are further than they appear)
LOCATION OF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INFORMATION
SANTIAGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (STI)
PUERTO PLATA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (POP)
This is a nice airport to fly into for towns or cities in this part of the country. A very scenic ride to Rio San Juan, Nagua, Peninsula of Samaná. Buses to these locations leave only once a day, approximately 7 o'clock in the morning from Puerto Plata. Airport pick up can be arranged if needed from POP, however, there is an additional charge of $60 US for airport pick up from this airport to Samana' since it is further away. For airport pick up return to Samana' the best airport is the Santiago International Airport.
(EL CATEY) INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
This is a new airport and to date only a small number of airlines are serving it. These include flights from Toronto, Canada and different places in Europe, such as Condor and LTU International Airways ( www.itu.com/world & www.condor.com ) German airline, Condor, have scheduled El Catey, Samana (airport code AZS) for flights from Frankfurt International Airport (FRA). These airlines fly into El Catey twice a week, with departures from Frankfurt on Wednesday and Sunday and return flights on Monday and Thursday.
From the United
States, American Eagle also has a direct flights between Samana' and
Puerto Rico and flights run daily. American Airlines also has
an inexpensive flight direct to Samana' International from Puerto Rico
(see: American Airlines Net SAAver:
This is excellent for travellers coming into the Dominican Republic through New York or Miami or other places that fly into Puerto Rico as they can be routed through Puerto Rico directly into Samana' to El Catey International. It is expected that even more airlines will be flying into Samana' or El Catey International in the not so distance future.
U.S. flights are expected to be scheduled in the future.
SANTO DOMINGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SDQ)
The Branch is located approximately a half hour from this airport. So would be a good airport to fly in through if you would like to visit the Branch upon arrival. There is an additional charge of $50 for airport pick up from this airport to Samana' since it is further away, and a toll highway is used.
PUNTA CANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (PUJ)
airport is located in the far east of the country near the eastern coast of the
mainland and is quite far from most areas of
the rest of the country. It would be ideal for flying into the country if you
were going to Higuey where one of the missionary homes is located, but not for
other parts of the country.
This airport was built, principally, to service the large resorts along the eastern coast of the island. Airlines often offer very cheap airfares arriving and departing through PUJ, however, taxi service from this airport to Santo Domingo and other parts is very expensive. For those desiring transportation to Samana' or Jarabacoa bed and breakfasts, there is no airport pick up and return from this airport since it is approximately 10-12 hours away.
LOCATION OF BRANCH AND MISSIONARY HOMES IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC