Everything you need to know about renting a car in the Dominican Republic - what documents are needed to rent a car in the Dominican Republic, how much it costs, and what you need to look out for on Dominican roads - We talk about all this in the article.
Hotel guides who meet tourists at the airport, often like to pressure their guests and dissuade them from independent travel around the island. This is understandable. If all tourists were so independent, who will buy their excursions from them?
But we can assure you that renting a car in the Dominican Republic is not so intimidating, and certainly not at all difficult.
The prices for car rentals depend on:
The cost of a rental starts at $ 50 per day. The daily cost of a weekly rental will be a little less.
In addition, to rent a vehicle, you will need a credit card with the amount of 300-400 dollars as collateral. Or you can leave a cash deposit of about 200 dollars.
Usually, the rental price includes insurance against theft and accidents, but sometimes the contract is drawn up in such a way that in the event of an accident, the client will have to cover part of the costs. So make sure that the insurance says "seguro ful" - that is, full insurance.
Fuel in the Dominican Republic is sold in gallons. One gallon (3,7 liters) costs from 5-6 dollars.
The average price of a tank is 11 gallons - 2800 pesos ($ 60)
The quality of most roads in the Dominican Republic will surely surprise you.
At the same time, when heading out on the road, it is necessary to take into account that the majority of Dominican roads are toll roads. Payment is accepted in local currency - peso. So be sure to exchange some money before starting your trip.
Payment is collected at special protected payment points, which are called "riahi". Payment can be charged in the amount of 25 to 300 pesos (from 50 cents to 6 dollars).
Traffic rules in the Dominican Republic are monitored by AMET employees (Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte). They are easy to recognize by their light green uniforms.
Most often fines are issued for not fastening the seat belt, speeding, or talking on the mobile phone. The speed limits in the city are usually 25 and 60 mph. On the road – observe posted speed limits.
Penalty for breaking the rules is usually 1000 - 2500 pesos (25-50 dollars). The violation is determined on the spot and the penalty is paid through BanReservas.
In the Dominican Republic there are no strict rules concerning alcohol and driving. So having a beer before getting on the road is not prohibited. However, we urge you to be cautious driving.
On the roads, there are jeeps with flashing lights and MOPC (Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Comunicaciones) written on them. They are also there for order and security but this department does not deal with fines. You can always ask them for help and directions.
The rules on Dominican roads are more or less the same as in other countries but when traveling by car, it is important to take into account local peculiarities:
Well, now you know all there is to it. To rent a car - just write to us and we will arrange for you a reliable vehicle on the most favorable terms!
The best to you and have a happy journey!