Most taxi fares, including those connecting the airport with most of the major hotels, start at RD$800 for up to four passengers. Your hotel can summon a cab for you. If you want to tour along the coast, you can rent a caron-site at the car-rental desks of all the major resorts.

Guaguas, which tend to be filled, sometimes to overflowing, with local service personnel and construction workers, also run up and down the coastal road during the day, but not at night. Most of these motorized vans charge RD$35 for the average ride within town, and, say, RD$55 for transit from Punta Cana to Hig├╝ey, point of residence for many of the workers who labor in Punta Cana during the day. The price, of course, depends on the distance traveled.

Should you wish, you can also rent a car for the duration of your stay, although most visitors manage to forego this luxury since they are so resort-bound at their all-inclusive. There is little need to get about. If you're interested, Avis Car Rental, Carretera Arena Gorda (tel. 809/688-1354), offers a fleet of cars. Europcar, Calle Friusa Fiesta (tel. 809/686-2861), also rents vehicles. Rates at both companies are subject to wild fluctuations, even in the same season, even from week to week. Just as a general guideline, the same economy car can start at RD$2,200 a day, going up to RD$3,000 a day.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.