helpful travel hints
Things are a little different when traveling to a developing country so here you'll find helpful tips and tricks that will make your trip smooth sailing!
Wherever you will be coming from, you will want to fly into the Puerto Plata airport in Puerto Plata.
The airport code is POP.
As you all now know, we are still REQUIRED to present a negative Covid Antigen test before boarding your flights home, whether vacvinated or not. We have worked to make this as easy as is possible for all!
We will have someone coming to the hotel from a local lab to do our testing.
You will need your passport in hand when they test and you will need to create an account at this link as well as pre pay for your testing...
They will be doing our testing right there at the hotel and they will send your negative test results via email so everyone is covered for their flight home.
Testing is $169.00 US and we were able to arrange for the PCR Saliva testing.
We will update this info as more details become available. Everyone MUST do a test when they come to the hotel as we have set this up to be as easy as possible.
We will not be allowed to board our flights without a negative result in hand.
In case you need more info please check these resources for your reference....
This will not affect our activities or our fun!
So NO worries!
We've got you covered!
Passport / Visa Requirements
You will need your passport but you do NOT need a Visa!
Tourist cards are NO LONGER NECESSARY as they are now included in your airfare.
Make a copy of your passport and keep it on your person at all times. We do NOT recommend bringing your passport with you when we go out and about but have a photo copy available ad your passport safe and locked up in your room.
All guests MUST register at the link below which now serves as a biographical
info form and health statement that you confirm that you are entering the country with NO COVID SYMPTOMS. You wont be able to board you flight without showing this at the airport check in.
Money Exchange and will you need cash?
American Dollars ARE accepted in the Dominican Republic however for larger purchases you may want to exchange your money to Dominican Pesos.
When we go out dancing you can use American Dollars but use smaller bills and keep them INSIDE your clothing separated so you are not pulling out a large amount of money in public.
Many businesses do NOT accept bank or credit cards!
You will also want to contact your bank and credit card company before we go to let them know that you will be in Santo Domingo so that your card does not get blocked when you use it in a foreign country. You do NOT want to deal with that from a foreign country!
While you can change your dollars to Dominican Pesos at the airport, the hotel and other locations there, we recommend exchanging your money here in the US as the fees are much higher to exchange your money there. Most banks can exchange your money for you here with a few days notice to order Dominican Pesos.
You can check the exchange rate here before you go to get your Pesos ordered so you have an idea of what the rate will be.
Once you register, you'll receive a registration confirmation and welcome email.
You'll then be added to our Facebook Group
BachaTour! with Baila con Pasión North Coast 2021
...that has been created JUST FOR US! This is where all pertinent information will be posted especially as we get closer to our adventure.
Need a Roomate?
If you need a roommate, just let us know! We can connect you with other's who want to share a room!