On foot: walking is easy and cheap especially if you are staying at the beach or at an all- inclusive resort. If you are staying farther out or if you plan on taking daytrips, you should probably take a taxi or bus.
Car: If you’re taking a daytrip or traveling from one of the farther out airports, rent a car. But for travelers who plan on sticking to the beach should pass on the unnecessary hassle. Rentals don’t come cheap and not only that, but side streets are in poor shape and the local driving habits can be aggressive.
Taxis: Taxis are available throughout Puerto Plata; they can easily be found in the central plaza It’s a good idea to negotiate the fare before entering a cab, especially if accepting a ride from an unmarked taxi.
Motoconchos: A ride to Playa Dorado costs less than $1 USD if you take the popular motoconchos, or taxi motorcycles, which are also found in the central plaza. But these drivers rarely provide helmets for passengers, so we recommend sticking to the taxi cabs.
Buses: Privately owned minibuses operate routes between Puerto Plata’s central plaza and Playa Dorado, and some all the way to Souses. Minibuses run daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and we recommend negotiating the fare before catching a ride.