Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is located in the eastern part of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola and is a popular tourist destination. Whether you are planning to soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches in Punta Cana or explore the capital city Santo Domingo and its numerous museums and historical sites, then booking cheap car hire in the Dominican Republic is the most convenient and comfortable way to get around.

If you're going on holiday with your partner and just need an economy hire car to get you from one place to another then we have a great range to choose from with models on offer such as the Ford Focus and Toyota Yaris. If you are travelling with a larger party and need a more spacious vehicle then your best option woud be to hire one of our minibuses such as the Toyota Minibus 12 seater. If you need any help during the booking process then please contact our helpful and knowledgeable customer services team who will be happy to help you.

Dominican Republic Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Has a population of circa 10 million making it the second largest of the Caribbean nations.
  • The national dance in the country is merengue.
  • Dominican Republic's most popular game is baseball and the country has six teams in its baseball league.
  • The predominant language in Dominican Republic is Spanish although English is taught as a secondary language in most schools.
  • The country's Independence Day is 27th February.

Dominican Republic Mini Guide

The Dominican Republic is one of the world’s most idyllic countries and occupies two thirds of an island on which the country of Haiti is also located. The Dominican Republic is a Spanish speaking country though some English may be spoken in the tourist resorts, and it is geographically diverse with mountains, forests and coral reefs all there to be explored.

Dominican republic mountains

This tropical Caribbean island is very popular with nature enthusiasts as it is full of nature parks and surrounded by beautiful seas. Some of those nature parks are the Armando Bermudez National Park, Jose Del Carmen Ramirez National Park, Sierra del Bahoruco National Park and Parque Nacional del Este. The country is doing all it can to promote ecotourism to its visitors. It is also marketing itself more and more as a world class golf destination and it has a number of courses which were designed by professionals.

The Dominican Republic has a number of airports but the main one is in the country’s capital of Santo Domingo. You can also rent Rhino cars from La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana International and Santiago airports. Madrid, Paris, New York and Miami are the main International airports which operate flights to the Dominican Republic.

Factor into the cost of your rental the fact the petrol is quite expensive in the Dominican Republic however. That said as long as you keep an eye out for pedestrians and cyclists, especially at night time, you should not have any problems. There is also a possibility that you could run into wild dogs which roam the cities. The main road on the island is the Highway DR-1, which connects the cities of Santo Domingo and Santiago, and it is a modern and wide.

If you plan to venture into the Dominican Republic’s lush rainforests then make sure you apply mosquito repellent as there is a risk of getting dengue fever, for which there is no cure. Getting malaria is a possibility but there are tablets that you can take to prevent this.

Dominican republic rain forest

Otherwise if you plan to stay on the Dominican Republic’s amazing beaches you are unlikely to encounter any troubles. If you really want to kick back, try one of the local cigars for which the country is famous and chat to the friendly locals. Also make sure you try some of the local rum, which is extremely potent! But one topic which it might be better to stay clear of is the neighbouring island of Haiti as this has been a source of conflict over the years.

Driving in Dominican Republic - Need to know

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    Road Driving Side

  • 40kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 0mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • DOP/USD $


  • 21

    Min Rental Age

  • YES


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The Dominican Republic is an ideal location to take a holiday if you are interested in white sandy beaches, warm seas and a tropical climate. The country also boast some fantastic nature parks which are well worth a visit. Renting a car in the Dominican Republic (often affectionately known as the 'Dom Rep') is a cost effective and comfortable way to explore your surrounding and perhaps discover some of the more remote areas that are not so frequented by tourists. Rhino won the award of Best Car Hire Website in 2010 and we continually strive to deliver the best prices and deals on car hire to our customers. Try us for a quote today and see how cheaply you can rent a car in the Dominican Republic.

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