Are you planning a trip to Punta Cana? This dream destination in the Caribbean, is one of the best options to do some tourism and spend a wonderful vacation. If you visit us, is good that you know that you can arrive by the main gateway of the area: The Punta Cana International Airport.
This airport is the busiest in the Dominican Republic and the second in the Caribbean. Located at the east side of the country and follows a traditional Dominican architectural style that combines the tropical with the modern, like the cane, wood, coral and stone. In addition to this, it has two terminals, which can you find at the Punta Cana airport map on their website, and this avoid getting lost when you arrive.
It’s important to highlight that traveling is not just about taking a plane. If it your first time flying to Punta Cana Airport is good that you know about everything you need to have an unforgettable trip from the beginning.
Although for many people go to the airport is exciting, others consider it the worst part. For that we have prepared a list of airport travel tips to take in mind and be a success getaway:
1. Prepare your documentation
Depending of the country, can be required to the traveler a tourist card or tourist visa. In case of the latter, you must apply for a tourist visa before traveling to the island. On other hand, residents of the United States, United Kingdom and some countries*, only need a tourist card and this is included in all air tickets issued outside the Dominican Republic. Ask to your agency.
In case you already have a visa and passport, don’t forget to check the expiration date and verify everything you need to be able to pass the security controls.
2. Pack what you need
It’s time to pack! And it’s important to know how to do it. In a practical way, always carrying that is necessary following always the airlines requirements. Remember the weight allowed in suitcases to not exceed it and pay an additional amount of money or having to leave an item.
Also, the health and well-being of the passenger is the top priority for this airport and as part of their prevention measures of the COVID-19 the use of the mask is required during the entire travel process, do not forget to take it.
3. Arrive on time
Currently, online check-in service is offered at the Punta Cana Airport. Passengers who have the pre-check-in ready, with their printed boarding pass or necessary bar-code on their smartphone, may go directly to the Migration door if you don’t have luggage to register. If you’ve not done your online check-in, we recommend arriving at the airport two or three hours before, to present the documents and avoid long lines at the airline counter.
4. Security control
The security revision is one of the heaviest things of the passage through an airport. One of the rules is that the traveler cannot carry sharp objects in your carry-on luggage for security reasons.
Other of strictest rules apply to liquids and to avoid uncomfortable situations, we recommend carrying containers of a volume that does not exceed 100 m, making sure that all your liquids fit in a transparent plastic bag, which must be completely closed before being inspected.
It’s important be informed before traveling and check all the measures available thought the airport website, where it’s explained what to carry or leave when travelling and avoid in this way concerns.
Sooner or later, you will get tired of walk though the airport and it will be time to enjoy the free Wi-Fi service watching series or movies to entertain yourself while you wait.
6. Book transportation in advance
At the moment you arrive tired from the trip, one of the things probably you want to do is go to the hotel and don’t stay waiting or looking for an available taxi. We recommend you reserve a transfer in advance. But, if you prefer take the transportation at the arrival, there are local bus routes, taxi and car rental services outside the Punta Cana International Airport.
Take note about this airport hacks we show you and be ready to get the most incredible stay in paradise! Start by booking at our Catalonia Bavaro Beach or Catalonia Royal Bavaro hotels, located 15 minutes from the airport and enjoy a perfect vacation in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We wait for you!