The closest airport to the wedding site is Cibao International Airport (also known as Santiago International Airport - STI), just a 35-minute car ride to Jarabacoa through the winding mountains. JetBlue and Delta Airlines have multiple daily flights into this airport from JFK Airport in New York City, while American Airlines and Spirit Airlines fly into this airport from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Those coming from Pittsburgh: there are several transfers from Pittsburgh International Airport through JFK. We will be organizing a few shuttles to get people to Jarabacoa from Santiago, so we suggest coordinating flights with other friends and family to avoid multiple trips to the airport. Please send us your flight info once purchased so that we may help coordinate!
Please note: We do not recommend purchasing a flight that lands in/departs from Santiago after dark, especially midnight. There are not many taxi drivers that are willing to make this trip, as the winding mountain roads are dangerous to drive through in the dark.
We have a block of 35 rooms reserved at the Hotel Gran Jimenoa, which is where our wedding ceremony and reception will be held. These rooms are reserved from Thursday, June 19th thru Monday, June 23rd, but you may stay longer if you wish!
Note: Rates are based on number of occupants in the room. Availability is subject to change as guests reserve their rooms of choice. For more photos, please visit the hotel's website. In order to confirm, the hotel asks that you pay 50% of the room rate ahead of time as a deposit, and 50% upon arrival. You may email the hotel directly to reserve: email@example.com.
As a rule of thumb, $1 US = approximately RD$42, but this fluctuates. For current rate exchange, visit xe.com.
UPDATE 4/7/14: Good news! One of the other groups cancelled so more rooms have become available, 35 total. Currently remaining are 4 Junior Suites, 7 Deluxe Rooms and 7 Superior Rooms.
- Superior Room: All have two queen beds and a balcony. Mountain or pool view. Rate for four persons is RD$4,290/night (about US$100/night) or RD $2,640/night (about US$66/night) for two persons.
- Deluxe Room: Some have one queen bed, others have two queen beds and a balcony. These are slightly larger than the Superior Room. Mountain view. Rate for two persons is RD$3,300/night (about US$76/night split two ways) and rate for four persons is RD$5,280/night (about US$122/night split four ways).
- Junior Suite: All have two queen beds, living room area, and dining table in the balcony overlooking the mountains. Rate for four persons is RD$6,600/night (about US$154/night) or RD$4,180/night (about US$99/night) for two persons.
Gran Jimenoa Hotel
Ave. La Confluencia
Los Corralitos, Jarabacoa
Tel. 1-809-574-4345 or 1-809-574-6304 (yes, they speak English!)