There is a lot to discover in this wonderful landscape of Punta Cana, which is why a discovery trip by rental car is useful and interesting. The tourist town of Punta Cana in the east of the Dominican Republic has about 54,000 inhabitants. Playa Bavaro, almost 50 km long, attracts many tourists because of its picturesque atmosphere. Best compare the offers on Car rental in the price comparison and reserve a car of your choice online before you start your journey.
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When you take over your rental car, you should first of all check the safety equipment:
Since the mentality in the Dominican Republic is slightly different from Europe, it is good to check out these facilities before you start your journey and check with your local car rental company for any defects.
There are now enough petrol stations in the Punta Cana region. As in the USA it is calculated here in gallons. At the so-called 'Bombas' (petrol stations) one gallon corresponds to 3.875 litres. Since the government sets the gasoline prices, the prices for gasoline at every gas station are the same. Unlike in Germany, it is common in the Dominican Republic for a vehicle to be refuelled. Simply open the window of your rental car and order from the service station. Payment is made either in cash or by credit card.
The following speed limits apply in Punta Cana:
|Road category||highest speed|
|Inner cities||40 km/h|
Also in the Dominican Republic there is right-hand traffic. Although the road network is well developed, potholes are to be expected from time to time. Outside of town, the streets are barely lit. There are high fines for speeding and driving on the phone. To rent a car in the Dominican Republic you need an international driver's license.
To be on the safe side, before you rent a car, you should take out a car rental comprehensive insurance without excess . This also covers damage caused by the driver's own fault. A liability insurance with sufficient coverage for rental cars is also unavoidable. The amount of cover should be at least 7 million Euro. If you prefer to pay a little more money for the insurance, you will not receive an immensely high bill in the end.
It is no problem to register one or more drivers. However, these should be included in the rental agreement during the booking process, but at the latest when the rental car is collected . Because only drivers who are registered enjoy insurance cover. Without registration otherwise very high costs can arise in an accident, which are not covered by any insurance.
Destinations in the capital Santo Domingo:
Also the capital Santo Domingo, the city of Christopher Columbus, is worth a trip. Although it is just under 200 km from Punta Cana, it is easy to reach via the Coral motorway. There are uncountable trips ashore that you can take. Explore Punta Cana and the surrounding areas of the Dominican Republic with your rental car and take part in activities such as climbing, rafting, jungle hiking tours, parasailing, speleology or mountain biking. Drive to northwest Bayahibe to participate in one of the many D jungle tours on this island and discover the beauty of the Caribbean.