When to book a rental car in the Dominican Republic
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Top tips for hiring a car in the Dominican Republic
If you are bringing children on your vacation and plan to rent a car in the Dominican Republic, you need to be aware that there are no child car seat laws, but it is compulsory for all passengers to wear a seatbelt when they are traveling in a car.
You will find that there are various types of roads in the Dominican Republic that are suited to different vehicle types. Most of the highways are in brilliant condition and have two lanes, while the DR-1 highway has four lanes and connects the cities of Santiago and Santo Domingo. There are also single-lane roads and dirt tracks, found in rural areas, which can require a four-wheel drive to navigate.
If you plan to cross the Dominican border with your rental car, you will need to be aware of the territorial restrictions, which will vary depending on the country that you want to visit. For example, you will not be able to take your rental car across to Haiti. To find out which neighboring countries you can visit, you will need to check the conditions with your car hire agency.
Renting a car in the Dominican Republic offers you the flexibility to explore the country in your own time and at your own pace. Remote sites like the waterfalls at Damajagua in the northern region of the country will require access by car.
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FAQs about hiring a car in the Dominican Republic
Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Dominican Republic.
On average hiring a car in Dominican Republic costs R4 270 per week (R610 per day).
On average a car hire in Dominican Republic costs R18 300 per month (R610 per day).
Dominicans drive on the right-hand side of the road. You will find when you drive in the Dominican Republic that the roads are rather busy, plus you will find toll road DR-7 from Santo Domingo. Using a mobile phone at the wheel of a car is forbidden, and wearing a seatbelt is mandatory for all passengers. You may turn right on a red light, and you need to give way to the vehicle that is on the bigger street.
To rent a car in the Dominican Republic, the minimum age is 21 years old. Drivers under 25 years old will need to pay an additional young driver fee of around 868 DOM (17 USD) per day. Be aware that your home country’s driving license is only valid for 30 days after your arrival in the Dominican Republic. You will always need to carry your license and your passport when you are driving.
You can expect to pay around 64 DOM (1.27 USD) per liter of petrol in the Dominican Republic. You will need to be aware that petrol stations close by 6:00 pm and often open for half a day on Sundays. In more rural areas, there are fewer petrol stations, so you will need to fill up your car near the larger towns and cities.
When you rent a car in the Dominican Republic, you will need to adhere to the local speed limits. On highways, the maximum speed limit is 120 km/h (74 mph), while on other roads you may drive up to 80 km/h (50 mph). When you drive in villages, the speed limit goes down to 40 km/h (25 mph).
The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.