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Santo Domingo Airport to Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo
Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo is located on Playa Portillo (Portillo Beach) on the eastern side of the town of Las Terrenas on the Samana Peninsula which is on the northeast portion of the Dominican Republic. From the Santo Domingo Airport to Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo Las Terrenas is about148 kms / 93 miles and is the most popular airport to arrive at to reach this resort. From the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, it is about 165 kms / 103 miles to reach Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo Las Terrenas.
Getting From The Santo Domingo Airport to Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo Las Terrenas
One of the many attractions to Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo is that it is located on Samana Peninsula (a not overpopulated area). This does mean that arriving at this resort will take a little extra time for most and trust me when we I say it is worth the drive.
From Santo Domingo Airport to Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo Resort
(The most popular way to arrive at this resort)
Most people arrive at the Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ) and go from Santo Domingo to Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo. This transfer has you going through the countryside of the Dominican Republic on one of the nicest/newest roads in the country where you will see things such as rice and coconut farms along the way.
Once in the Dominican Republic there are three ways to get from the Santo Domingo Airport to Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo.
Private Transfer – The #1 way to arrive at Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo is from the Santo Domingo Airport. Your driver will be waiting for you once you clear customs and then will have you on your way to your resort. Price Quote
Public Bus – With tickets at $10 USD visitors are often mislead about the savings this option presents. Since the bus doesn’t pick up at the Santo Domingo Airport you will have to pay for a taxi to the bus station in Santo Domingo and then another taxi from the bus station in Las Terrenes to your resort. In reality the savings is only a little and the hassle and travel time are greatly increased in comparison to a private transfer.
Shared Shuttle – We advise this transfer if you are traveling alone and want to try and save a few dollars in transportation costs. For 2 persons the cost is about the same as a private transfer and for 3 or more it is more expensive.
Note: Shared shuttles can typically wait at the airport for up to 2 hours for the shuttle to fill up and the shuttles make multiple stops at various resorts and hotels. But you can always opt for Santo Domingo Taxi Service from Santo Domingo Airport to Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo. We are here for you.
About Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo Resort
Overview Of The Resort
The Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo Resort is resort next to the quant fishing town of Las Terrenas and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. This is a family-friendly, all- inclusive resort that offers you an excellent place to enjoy your Dominican vacation if you want to be on the Samana Peninsula.
Things To Do Within The Resort
Pool & Beach – With a bar located next to either, lounging around the beach and/or pool is a must for your Dominican holiday.
Spa – Need some pampering? Try their spa for a relaxing massage on El Portillo Beach.
Children’s Water Park – With water slides and a shallow pool your children will have hours of fun at their own water park.
Mini Club & Teen Club – Two sperate locations designed with activities for each age group.
There are 6 restaurants. 2 of these restaurants are no reservation and 4 require reservations. When you see formal dress, it means that they want you in a nice pair of shorts or pants and a shirt. No wet beach clothes.
Las Dalias Restaurant – (Buffet) A mix of international food. This restaurant doesn’t require a reservation, but formal dress is required.
Beach Restaurant – This seaside restaurant offers an international menu, has a causal dress code and does not require reservations.
Rodizio Restaurant – This is a Brazilian-themed restaurant, and, with its romantic atmosphere, it is a great place to enjoy a meal after a long day at the beach. Formal dress and reservations required.
Orquidea Gourmet Restaurant -This gourmet French restaurant has a modern twist on the menu and is a great choice to relax after a fun-filled day under the Caribbean sun. Formal dress (long pants for men) and reservations required.
El Pescador Restaurant – A Mediterranean themed menu with views of the ocean. Formal dress and reservations required.
Portofino Restaurant – Traditional Italian cuisine which requires reservations and formal dress.
Bars & Clubs
There are bars throughout the resort, but you will probably divide your time between the pool and the beach bars, then at night you can enjoy the Bachata Nightclub – open till 2 am.
Outside the Resort
This resort is just a few miles from the center of Las Terrenas where you will have access to many fine restaurants (Dominican, Italian, French, Seafood, etc.), bars, as well, there are great public beaches that feel like private beaches because they are never crowded. You are also close to many fine excursions (whale watching, waterfalls, nature parks, horseback riding on the beach, ATVs riding through the mountains, etc.). Read more about what Las Terrenas has to offer you to make this the perfect pick for your next vacation.
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