• Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • St.Barts
  • Curaçao
  • Aruba
  • Barbados

Travel by Car

By far, the best transport option from within Cuba is by car. Renting a private car is fairly straightforward – if there is availability. Regardless of the various rental companies you will find on the internet, all private vehicle rentals are government owned and regulated – meaning whichever company you find online, they will rent for you via a government owned company such as REX or CubaCar and availability is difficult to guarantee – which makes planning your vacation difficult.

Chauffeured Car Rental Service

While vehicle rental services do exist in Cuba, rentals must be made in person and only upon arrival and availability is not guaranteed. For this reason, we offer advance bookings on car with chauffeur services for your travel comfort and transport requirements while in Cuba. Your chauffeur is available and at your service 12 hours per day.

TYPE OF CARS
(All with airconditioning)
Type CAPACITY PRICE PER DAY
Type I: PEUGEOT 205 y 206, FIAT TYPE, KIA Pikanto 2 pax 70 cuc
Type II: DAEWOO, HYUNDAI, SEAT Toledo, NISSAN, SUZUKI, HYUNDAI Galloper, GEELY CK, PEUGEOT 405 y 306 4 pax 80 cuc
Type III: M. BENZ E300, SEAT Altea, GEELY FC, CITROEN C5, AUDI A4, HYUNDAI 2012 (Deluxe car) 4 pax 90 cuc
Type IV: HYUNDAI TRAJET, KIA Karnival, , FORD Aerostar, PEUGEOT Expert, CITROEN Jumpy 7 pax 140 cuc
Type V: HYUNDAI H-1 10 pax 190 cuc
Type V*: HYUNDAI TQ (Deluxe car) 10 pax 195 cuc
Type VI: HYUNDAI H-100, MERCEDES BENZ 14 pax 200 cuc
Classic Cars: FORD 1929, FORD 1935, FORD 1946, CHEVY 1949, PONTIAC 1955, EDSEL 1958, CHEVY (1956) and more. 4-5 pax 35 cuc per hour

Airport Transfers

We are pleased to offer airport transfers from Havana International Airport to your villa. Prices vary based on the destination of your villa but as a general guideline the prices are as follows:

From To Price
1-3 pax (without luggage capacity 4) Central Havana 50 Euros
4-8 pax (without luggage capacity 11) Central Havana 70 Euros
1-3 pax (without luggage capacity 4) Guanabo/Havana East 70 Euros
4-8 pax (without luggage capacity 11) Guanabo/Havana East 90 Euros

Travel by Air to Cuba

Havana Jose Marti International Airport (HAV)by-air-cuba
The most common transport to the islands is by air, of which Cuba has 10 international airports and 25 national airports. For our Havana based villas and apartments, the most common and closest arrival airport is Havana HAV.
Havana HAV has 4 terminals.

Airport Code Distance
Varadero Juan Gualberto Gomez VRA Approx. 120 km’s (74 miles) to Havana.
Holgiun Frank Pais HOG Approx. 740km’s (450 miles) to Havana.
Santa Clara Abel Santamaria SNU Approx. 289 km’s (179 miles) to Havana.
Cayo Coco Jardines del Rey CCC Approx. 500 km’s (310 miles) to Havana.
Cayo Largo del Sur Vilo Acuna CYO Approx. 177 km’s (110 miles) to Havana.
Camaguey Ignacio Agramonte CMW Approx. 548 km’s (340 miles) to Havana.
Cienfuegos Jaime Gonzales CFG Approx. 236 km’s (146 miles) to Havana.
Santiago de Cuba Antonio Macoa SCU Approx. 881 km’s (547 miles) to Havana.
Manzanillo de Cuba Sierra Maestra MZO Approx. 627 km’s (390 miles) to Havana.

Travel by Train to Cuba

Cuba has a rail system that runs almost the full length of the main island – from Guane (Pinar del Río) to Caimanera, as well as various branches.

From Havana La Coubre, direct rail serves the following destinations:

Piñar del Río

Bayamo
Guantánamo

Santiago de Cuba

Matanzas

Morón

Mazanillo

Cienfuegos

Santa Clara

Camagüey

Sancti Spíritus

Travel by Cruise to Cuba

Both Dominican Republic and Cuba are popular cruise destinations with Cuba in particular now one of the Caribbean’s fastest growing Cruise destinations in the Caribbean and without a doubt a must-see on your cruise itinerary. Whether it’s a one night stop on your Caribbean cruise or a dedicated cruise around the island, stopping at the following ports:
Havana

  • Santiago de Cuba
  • Trinidad
  • Cienfuegos
  • La Isla de Juventud
  • Holguin

Experience a completely different Cuba with a cruise around the island and it’s out of the way ports, either starting or ending your journey with a few days in the cultural capital of Havana.

In the Dominican Republic there are the following cruise ports which you many want to select on your itinerary:

  • Amber Cove
  • Isla Catalina
  • La Romana
  • Punta Cana
  • Samana Bay
  • Santo Domingo

Travel by Air to Dominican

Puerto Plata/Gregorio Luperón International (POP)

For our Dominican Republic based villas, the closest arrival airport is Puerto Plata POP. If your airline does not fly to this destinaton, Santiago STI is a one hour and fifteen minute drive to our villa. Please keep in mind that our car rental partners can pick you up at your arrival airport and we can also provide chauffeurs for the duration of your stay. Please see our services page here.

Other International Airports and distances to Cararete Puerto Plata:

Airport Code Distance
Puerto Plata (Gregorio Luperón International) : POP Approx. 15 km’s (9 miles) to Cabarete.
Santiago (Ciboa Internatioal): STI Approx. 81km’s (50miles) to Cabarete.
Santo Domingo (Airport Las Americas): SDQ Approx. 250 km’s (155 miles) to Cabarete.

Travel by Car

Renting a private car in the Dominican Republic is a breeze and by far the best transportation option around the island. At Caribbean Casas, our goal is to offer you ease and comfort throughout your trip.

We understand that traveling can be a hassle which is why we partners with Auto Europe, one of the global leaders in car hire solutions. Auto Europe offer our clients exclusive discounts and free cancellations up to 48 hours. Click here for a free quotation and to book your hire car for pick up at any airport in the Dominican Republic.

We also offer airport transfers and personal drivers for your time on the island. A Private on-call driver with minibus or minivan up to 19 people is approximately 250 Euros/day for transportation in the Cabarete – Puerto Plata – Sosua area. Prices for one off transport to/from airports and to popular tourist destinations depend on the number of guests (1-19):

Transportation ( 1 to 5 ppl & 6 to 19 ppl)
Cabarete 40 – 100 Euros
Sosua 40 – 100 Euros
Monkey Jungle 60 – 100 Euros
Puerto Plata 90 – 200 Euros
Playa Grande 100 – 250 Euros
27 Waterfalls 120 – 250 Euros
Airport POP 40 – 100 Euros
Airport STI 140 – 250 Euros

Travel by Cruise to Dominican

In the Dominican Republic there are the following cruise ports which you many want to select on your itinerary:

  • Amber Cove
  • Isla Catalina
  • La Romana
  • Punta Cana
  • Samana Bay
  • Santo Domingo