Travel Tips

Here are a few helpful tips for planning your trip to The SANCTUARY at Los Corales in Punta Cana Dominican Republic!

  • Learn and practice a little Spanish; it always helps to be able to communicate basic needs and a few pleasantries!
  • Let us know your arrival time in advance - our Property Manager will need to meet you for check-in after 4 p.m. on the day of arrival.
  • Plan NOT to drink the water. Use bottled water even to brush your teeth!
  • Get settled in quickly, get your keys and head to the beach!
  • Plan early to come back for more fun next year!

Let us arrange your airport transfer.

  • Nothing is more frustrating after a long travel day than being delayed in getting to your destination. Our driver will be waiting for you just outside the airport. He speaks both English and Spanish and is always willing to make a stop along the way for groceries or the ATM. No getting lost ...He knows our exact location!
  • There is only limited WiFi connectivity at the airport. Make necessary electronic communication with us before your arrival!

Let us arrange your airport transfer.

  • Nothing is more frustrating after a long travel day than being delayed in getting to your destination. Our driver will be waiting for you just outside the airport. He speaks both English and Spanish and is always willing to make a stop along the way for groceries or the ATM. No getting lost ...He knows our exact location!
  • There is currently no WiFi at the airport. Make necessary electronic communication with us before your arrival!

Be prepared for lots and lots of sunshine!

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and caps are a must, even on overcast days.
  • Do NOT buy tours and excursions from hustlers on the beach! Let us recommend a reputable agent with insurance and accountability.
  • Leave your jewelry and valuables at home. Use the safe provided and keep your doors and windows locked. Carry only the money you need for each day. The Dominican Republic is a "developing" country and even your "spare change" is a lot of money to others.

Let your credit card company or bank know you will be using your card in the Dominican Republic.

  • The nearest ATM is a 15 minute taxi ride away. Money changers are within walking distance.
  • Most shops, restaurants, and excursion operators accept Dominican Pesos, US Dollars, Euros, credit cards or debit cards.
  • The city bus is an alternative to taxis; 40 Dominican Pesos per person (less than $1 USD) gets you just about anywhere you want to go. However, be prepared for "close quarters" and up to a 30 minute wait at the bus stop.
  • Hopping on the back of a "moto-coache" (small motorcycle acting as a taxi for one or two people) is NOT a good idea.

Let your credit card company or bank know you will be using your card in the Dominican Republic.

  • The nearest ATM is a 15 minute taxi ride away. Money changers are within walking distance.
  • Most shops, restaurants, and excursion operators accept Dominican Pesos, US Dollars, Euros, credit cards or debit cards.
  • The city bus is an alternative to taxis; 40 Dominican Pesos per person (less than $1 USD) gets you just about anywhere you want to go. However, be prepared for "close quarters" and up to a 30 minute wait at the bus stop.
  • Hopping on the back of a "moto-coache" (small motorcycle acting as a taxi for one or two people) is NOT a good idea.