Getting Around Santiago
Flights to Santiago land at Cibao International Airport (STI), just 16 km from downtown. While you can get a taxi or arrange a shuttle, the airport's Santiago car rental agencies are equally convenient. If you rent a car in Santiago, you'll have the freedom to explore the surrounding region. You could drive to Monumento Natural Pico Diego de Ocampo, take in incredible vistas, and see where some of the world's best tobacco is grown at the foothills of the mountain. You could also make the trip to Puerto Plata. Just over an hour by car, it features some stellar attractions, including casinos, water parks, the gorgeous Damajaqua Cascades (27 waterfalls), and Playa Dorada (Golden Beach). Back in town, having a car makes getting to sights much easier, too. Tour the exhibits at Centro Leon, shop on and around Calle del Sol, and enjoy some street food.
From the stunning Catedral de Santiago Apostol to all the cigar factories, you have plenty of options in Santiago. Look for Santiago hotels and flights early on Travelocity. You'll find the best prices on anything from car rentals to lodging in Santiago de los Caballeros, DO here, and if you find a cheaper rate elsewhere, Travelocity will match that price and give you back the difference.