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Punta Cana Travel: Private vs. Shared Shuttle from the Airport

Man in the airport

There are a lot of decisions to be made when planning your trip to Punta Cana. One of these decisions is whether you want to take a private or shared shuttle from the airport to your resort or hotel.

A lot of factors can go into this decision and today we will evaluate the pros and cons of each one.

Private Shuttle

The main advantage of taking a private shuttle from the airport to your hotel or resort is obvious, privacy. If you are taking a private shuttle you will have it all to yourself. This may be the way to go if you are visiting Punta Cana for a honeymoon and you want the most alone time with your partner as possible.

This may also be a good option if you are traveling with a large group of people and do not want to be split up or in a vehicle with others on the way to the hotel or resort.

Another perk of a private shuttle is that they are fairly easy to get. Travelers on TripAdvisor report that getting a taxi from the airport is often the easiest way to get from the airport to their hotel or resort.

Couple in the airport

These individuals report that the taxi drivers have printed out sheets that outline the price rates so you will not be scammed.

One potential disadvantage of taking a private shuttle can be the price. However, it may be worth it to pay a little extra if it means having peace of mind knowing that there will be a car waiting for you at the airport and you will have privacy during the commute.

Shared Shuttle

One huge perk of taking a shared shuttle is that you are bound to meet individuals that are staying at the same resort or hotel that you do. This is a great option if you are looking to meet new friends when on your trip.

Another perk of a shared shuttle is that sometimes the hotel or resort has a shuttle that will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel as a part of the price you are paying to stay there. This is a great resource that you should take advantage of if your hotel offers it!

Inside a bus

The obvious disadvantage of a shared shuttle is that it is not a private trip. You will likely have other individuals in the shuttle with you. Another disadvantage is that some shared shuttles make multiple stops, which can make for a longer trip than you would receive with a private shuttle service.

The key to finding the perfect shuttle for your needs is doing research before you embark on your trip. You do not want to hop off the plane and have to worry about rearranging all of these details.

Having the shuttle planned in advance will not only ease your stress, but also those who are traveling with you! Remember, you will need transportation back to the airport as well, so if you have a positive experience on your way to the hotel, you can likely book the same company to take you back to the airport.

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