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Located on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. It is worth the short drive from Santo Domingo to Bayahibe to enjoy this beautiful quaint small town.

American Phone: 1-305-204-6504
Dominican Phone: 1-829-994-5150

From The Santo Domingo Airport to Bayahibe

From Santo Domingo to Bayahibe takes just a little over an hour. Santo Domingo to Bayahibe is a distance of 115 KM / 71 miles. Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ) is not the closest airport to Bayahibe. There are other closer airports to Bayahibe, but they are often very expensive and usually a hassle to fly in to. If you are thinking about visiting Bayahibe contact us for a customized price quote from the Santo Domingo Airport to Bayahibe.

History Of Bayahibe

Bayahibe is a small town in the province of La Romana. It is on the Caribbean side of the island located on the south-eastern portion of the Dominican Republic. Bayahibe was a small, quaint fishing town,  but now transformed into a great tourist destination in the Caribbean. Here you will an option to stay in a private residence, hotels or one of the larger all-inclusive resorts.

What makes Bayahibe one of the best destinations in the Caribbean is that it is an affordable destination easy to get to. From Santo Domingo to Samana is a simple drive down the southern coast of the Dominican Republic.

Places To Stay In Bayahibe

Santo Domingo to Bayahibe All Inclusive resorts

All Inclusive Hotel

All-inclusive resorts offer a great value for the money and allow you to have a stress-free vacation. Once you enter an all-inclusive resort, all your drinks and food are already paid for. Leave your wallet in the room safe and seek out a bar on the beach or by the pool to enjoy one of Dominican Republic’s famous rum drinks or our countries most popular beer (Presidente).

Santo Domingo Bayahibe Casa

Small Hotels / Private Residences

Staying in one of the local hotels or a private residence will allow you a greater opportunity to enjoy the local flavor. You will be able to eat and/or enjoy your favorite glass of rum at a local restaurant or bar. Many of the restaurants and bars have menus in English, but not all. If you have a greater sense of adventure, perhaps this is the option for you.

Things To "See And Do" In Bayahibe

Scuba Diving-Dominican Republic

Scuba Diving

Divers will find spectacular coral formations and three shipwrecks: the Atlantic Princess, St. George and Coco.

Santo Domingo to Bayahibe Excursion

National Park Of The East

Nature enthusiast will find lagoons and wildlife, including a variety of birds. There is much to do, but the inviting, soft white sand beaches are perfect for travelers seeking to relax with a great view of the Caribbean.

Santo Domingo Samana Bay

The Beaches

There are many beaches where you can relax in a lounge chair for the day, or walk up and down the soft white sandy beaches. There will always be a restaurant/bar close by for you to take a break from the Caribbean sun.

Santo Domingo to Bayahibe Boat Cruise

Boat Tours

One of the best ways to experience the Caribbean is to be on it. You can go fishing; you can take a boat to Catalina Island (a small, uninhabited island) where you can snorkel and enjoy the beauty; or you can enjoy many more activities that are available. There are two additional islands you can visit, but it takes a while by bus to get to the boat so we suggest sticking to Catalina Island.

Santo Domingo Bayahibe Cave Tours


With high ceilings, and stairs to easily move around, these caves are some of the best and easiest to access in the world. While walking through the caves you will see hundreds of pictures on the walls from the Taino people (the original occupants of the Island before the European).

Santo Domingo to Bayahibe Water Activities

Other Water Activities

You can find places to rent paddleboards, kayaks, snorkeling gear, windsurfing, etc.

Restaurants and Bars In Bayahibe

Santo Domingo to Bayahibe Las Palmas

There are plenty of local bars and restaurants for you to pick from that will be either a short walk or a short taxi ride from the beach, your hotel or your private residence. Many of the smaller restaurants and bars change names and owners frequently so I won’t mention very many by name, but two of my favorites are Las Palmas (for dinner) and Saona Café (for lunch).

Santo Doming Bayahibe Saona Cafe

Both restaurants have been around for a very long time and they have a menu in Spanish and in English. These are great choices to enjoy the local seafood, rum, music and the culture of the Dominican Republic. Las Palmas is on the beach and has great views of the Caribbean, and Saona Café overlooks the boats in the harbor. You can’t go wrong with either of these.


If we can be of assistance helping you get from Santo Domingo to Bayahibe, contact our English Speaking Taxi Service either by calling our US or Dominican numbers or emailing us.

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