TRAVEL TIPS

 

Here are a few helpful tips for planning your trip to The SANCTUARY at Los Corales in Punta Cana Dominican Republic!

 

  • Learn and practice a little Spanish; it always helps to be able to
    communicate basic needs and a few pleasantries!
  • You will need $10 USD cash per person to enter the country.
  • Let us know your arrival time in advance -
  • Our Property Manager will need to meet you for check-in after 4 p.m.
    on the day of arrival. Get settled in quickly, get your keys and head to
    the beach!
  • Let us arrange your airport transfer -
  • Nothing is more frustrating after a long travel day than being delayed
    in getting to your destination. Our driver will be waiting for you just
    outside the airport. He speaks both English and Spanish and is always
    willing to make a stop along the way for groceries or the ATM. No getting
    lost ...He knows our exact location!
  • There is currently no WiFi at the airport. Make necessary electronic
    communication with us before your arrival!
  • Plan NOT to drink the water. Use bottled water even to brush your
    teeth!
  • Be prepared for lots and lot of sunshine! Sunscreen, sunglasses, and
    caps are a must, even on overcast days.
  • Leave your jewelry and valuables at home. Use the safe provided and
    keep your doors and windows locked. Carry only the money you need for each
    day. The Dominican Republic is a "developing" country and even your "spare
    change" is a lot of money to others.
  • Most shops, restaurants, and excursion operators accept Dominican
    Pesos, US Dollars, Euros, credit cards or debit cards.
  • Travel light with a moderate amount of cash, your passport, and a
    credit or debit card. The nearest ATM is a 15 minute taxi ride away. Money
    changers are within walking distance.
  • Let your credit card company or bank know you will be using your card
    in the Dominican Republic.

 

  • Do NOT buy tours and excursions from hustlers on the beach! Let us
    recommend a reputable agent with insurance and accountability.
  • The city bus is an alternative to taxis; 40 Dominican Pesos per person
    (less than $1 USD) gets you just about anywhere you want to go. However, be
    prepared for "close quarters" and up to a 30 minute wait at the bus stop.
  • Hopping on the back of a "moto-coache" (small motorcycle acting as a
    taxi for one or two people) is NOT a good idea.
  • Plan early to come back for more fun next year!