Passenger guide - La Isabela airport (JBQ) 

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La Isabela International Airport, also known as Higüero Airport or Dr. Joaquín Balaguer Airport and opened on February 23, 2006, is a secondary air terminal in the city of Santo Domingo. It basically operates with regional flights within the Caribbean.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 -
Annual passenger traffic: Around 49,000 passengers went through it in 2012.
Tel: +809 826 4019 ext. 112.


The airport is located in the city of Higüero, 10 km (6 miles) northwest from Santo Domingo.

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Taxi - The official operator at the enclosure is Taxi Sichala (Tel +809 549 0327). The trip to the city centre takes approximately 30 minutes.


You can request car rental services from Sixt (Tel +809 541 7498) inside the terminal, Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, weekends from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.


The airport has public telephones.

Food and Drinks- There are fast food outlets inside the main building.
Baggage- Lost or damaged luggage should be accounted for at the offices of the corresponding airline.
Other Services- First aid room.


Opposite the terminal building there is a parking area with spaces for short and long stays.


Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs are advised to arrange the proper services with their airline prior to their arrival.


The closest hotels are found in the city centre, among them: Hotel Super (Tel +809 646 0486), Micro Hotel Condo & Suites (Tel +809 368 1100), Hotel Aladino (Tel +809 567 0144), Naco Hotel & Casino (Tel +809 562 3100), Radisson Hotel Santo Domingo (Tel +809 541 6226), Holiday Inn Santo Domingo (Tel +809 621 0000), Apartahotel Drake (Tel +809 567 4427), Embassy Suites Santo Domingo (Tel +809 685 0001), JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo (Tel +809 807 1717), Aparta Hotel Turey (Tel +809 412 1308).

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Latest updates: September, 11, 2017
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