Practical information

Casa Serena is located just a few minutes from the town of Cabrera, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

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The closest airports to Cabrera are Puerto Plata (POP) and El Catey, Samana (AZS). A little further away is the airport of Santo Domingo, Las Americas (SDQ). There are regular flights from most of the major carriers serving Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo all year, from the United States, Canada and Europe. El Catey, the newest of the airports, is currently served by charter flights from Europe and Canada; it is in the early stage of negotiations with major carriers for service from the US. Please inquire directly with your airline or travel agency for flight information.

A valid passport is required for entry or departure from the Dominican Republic. Visitors are also required to purchase a tourist card on arrival at the airport for USD $10.00 or 10 euros.

Available at the airports. Driving in the Dominican Republic can be extremely challenging for first-time visitors. For that reason, we do not recommend it. We will be happy to organize your transfer from the airport to Casa Serena.

The national currency is the peso, but many merchants also accept US dollars. Credit cards are widely accepted by hotels and large restaurants, but not by private villas or local shops.

The current in the Dominican Republic is 110 volts AC, 60 HZ. Two-pin plugs, like those in the US, are standard.

Because of its almost year-round warmth and sunshine, some people refer to the Dominican Republic's climate as "endless summer". The temperature on the island remains fairly consistent at around 25-30 degrees Celsius, or 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. Generally, the whole island is sunny with tropical weather. The change in seasons is determined more by the annual rainfall then by the temperature.

Life in Cabrera is quite informal. Light, cool casual clothing is fine in the daytime. Because nights can be quite cool, depending on the time of year, we suggest bringing a sweater for evening outdoor activities.

The Dominican Republic has a stable government and peaceful, friendly people. Cabrera is safer than most destinations, and has had a recent significant increase in property investment because of its safety and unspoiled beauty. Casa Serena is a gated property and, to ensure your sense of security, we have a gatekeeper on duty 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.