Remember, volunteer trip fees for those staying in the volunteer house cover program transportation and airport runs to and from the Puerto Plata airport but do not cover airport pick up and drop off from Santiago or any other airport, nor does it cover transportation to and from additional recreational activities. We are happy to help with these other trips, but there is an additional cost. Listed below are costs of common trips. These costs are in pesos. The current (June, 2018) USD to RD exchange rate is 49.35. Here is the satellite Google map of Puerto Plata to view these locations. Some activities are linked to their specific sites.
Waterfalls in Imbert – 2000
Sosua Town & Beach (Snorkeling)– 1800
Cabarete Town & Beach - 2500
Cable Cart – 700
Cofresi Beach – 1000
Costambar Beach - 900
Playa Dorada Resort & Beach – 400
Pueblito Beach – 400
Chocolate Factory – 500
Central Park - 600
Guananico Cacao Farm – 2700
Santiago Airport one way – 5000
All rates are slightly higher if traveling takes place in the middle of the night. These rates are for groups of 12 and less. Prices may vary for small groups and groups larger than 12.
You can plan your recreational activities before your trip and pay along with your trip fees or pay the driver directly as you go if you would rather make plans while you are here. Feel free to send any questions to Volunteer@EsperanzaMeansHope.org.