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The public transportation system in the country includes buses (fare is economical, moderately relaxing and there are terminals in nearly all of the island’s main metropolises), public cars (the drivers must have an ID), Guaguas (these vans have no official schedules and the fare is quite cheap), Motoconchos (the fare for these motor bikes is cheap though it can be risky) and railways. The primary highways in the country include DR-1, DR-2, DR-3, DR-4 and DR-5. They are linking the country’s largest metropolises and traveler centers. The highways and roads are almost 12,600 km, 6,224 being cemented and the unpaved is about 6,376 km.

The main seaports and harbor in the country are Santo Domingo, Santa Cruz de Barahona, San Pedro de Macorís, San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Samana, Punta Caucedo, Marina Punta Cana, Manzanillo, Luperón Harbor, La Romana, Caucedo, Casa de Campo Marina, Boca Chica, Baní, Bajos de Haina and Azua de Compostela. A local ferryboat service operates everyday between the Sabana del Mar and Samaná seaports.

In 1999, some of the major airports in the country are Cibao International Airport in Santiago, Gregorio Luperón International Airport in Puerto Plata, Las Américas International Airport in Santo Domingo, La Romana International Airport in La Romana City, and Punta Cana International Airport in Punta Cana / Higüey. For a long period of time the Dominicana de Aviacion has been the nation’s flag carrier. But its management has been moved on to numerous companies due to financial crisis. In 2006, the Air Dominicana was founded by the Dominican Republic government.

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