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#1691 KChenard

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    Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:42 AM

    Donna - my travel agent told me there will be buses to bring the groups to the different resorts. 

    #1692 jennifer8913

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    Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

    Donna, ask ur travel agent about transfers, I believe we are paying around $25 pp rnd trip

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    #1693 SusanMike2013

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      Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

      Hi Donna,


      I think it is about 25 - 30 dollars each way.
      All Canadian travel  has transportation included and there is a bus that picks you up.

      The bus can either be a open top (omg we are going to die type) or a nice motor coach bus. Anytime I have been in the DR it was both....


      My friend always takes a cab as the bus doesn't have seat beats, so it is safer to take a cab with her son.

      #1694 Skygirl

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        Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:04 AM

        from airport to Now Larimar Taxi is $30

        #1695 inga

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          Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

          Every experience is different. WBA has several photographers. For me, I found many of my pictures to be at a bad angle, where I looked bigger than the groom (and I am really not). WBA did not meet my standards. 

          There were few pictures that I am happy to have from them. But, if they did all the pictures, I would have cried, seriously. 


          Have you used WBA?

          #1696 inga

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            Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

            Transportation is tricky there! No lack of it though. We had transfers included, and yes, there are different busses for each company. Call them and now how your bus looks and where to look for it. It is a huge parking lot full of busses! 


            When we arrived, we found "helpers" taking our suitcases and asking for our company. All they wanted was to carry our suitcases to the bus- for the tip :) We declined- there is really no distance. 

            (by the way, you will arrive at a small airport, no terminal, walk out from airplane straight to the customs. They will take 10$ per person for the government fee (have cash ready to make it easy). There is a band playing and its fun! Its all open air with just a roof. Customs is quick, suitcases are right there. You will be done in no time! ) 


            Beware of sales guys- you will be solicited by lots of them and they will want to take you to your resort. They will lie too saying they are "official" resort transport. This is for them to get money and tips. 


            Once you find your transfer bus, the guides will talk and amuse you, also wanting a tip. So have lots of singles! 

            They will also give you good tips, so listen :) 

            #1697 inga

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              Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

              Oh! Also, we took wrong bus with guests. The bus had guests listed, but not us because of different agencies. The coordinator in the bus called and tried solving it (we told him we are rightfully there lol ). We gave him 5 bucks and the issue was solved. 


              Lesson - if you dont have transfer, try to give larger tip, not 25 dollars per person. It may work! 

              #1698 Donna Hewitt

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                Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

                Thanks everyone! We do have a group all coming together and they will have transportation waiting... But, then we have people coming from all over the place - and they may have to get themselves there solo - so just wanted them to have a heads up! Thanks!

                #1699 RFFL

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                  Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

                  I also booked the airport transfer through the agent.....I´m starting to freak out, i thought I will reach around 40 people, now my group is 68.........I wont have to chance to get seat dinner, just buffet due to the bigger group....

                  Since my dinner will end by 10pm - by the pool- and I won´t hire a DJ....I found out there is a beach bar right next to NOW Larimar.....any heard about it¨??

                  #1700 Paolalindsay

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                    Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:58 AM

                    Originally Posted by Donna Hewitt 

                    Quick question ladies... Anyone know how much a taxi costs from the airport to the hotel?

                    Hi Donna around $20 or so...if you have a travel agency they should set up transporation.

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