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Location information for Puerto Plata

Car rental Puerto Plata
Car rental Puerto Plata

Introduction

Puerto Plata is the capital of the province of the same name in the Dominican Republic and a popular seaside resort. Officially the town is called San Felipe de Puerto Plata, because the place originated near the fortress of San Felipe which was built near the port during the Spanish rule. The most popular beaches are Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada.

Population

The city has approximately 150,000 inhabitants.

Location

Puerto Plata is located in the north of the Dominican Republic on the Atlantic Ocean. The most popular tourist beaches lie east of town and when you look south you can see the peak of the Pico Diego de Ocampo (1249 meters).

Economy

The port plays an important role in local economy. Not only freight is imported and exported, but cruise ships also moor here on a regular basis. The cruise passengers and the tourists spending a longer holiday in or near Puerto Plata form another important source of income. Fishing, boat building and the textile industry are also important.

Airports

Puerto Plata International Airport (officially: Aeropuerto Internacional Gregorio Luperón) is situated about 15 kilometers east of town, near La Union. It's easily reachable by rental car. From the city center you first take the Av Circunvalación Sur which turns into Ruta 5 which leads to the airport. The way to the airport is clearly signposted.

Public Transport

Public city transport in Puerto Plata consists of so-called guaguas: minibuses officially accommodating 9 passengers, but they can 'easily' accommodate over 20 people. And some chickens. In short: fun to give it a try, but somewhat muggy. There are also the caros publicos: regular cars which function as shared taxis (8 people can 'easily' fit in a car: 4 on the front seats and 4 in the back) and motoconchos: motorcycle taxis. There are also official taxis, but drivers often charge ridiculous prices.

Traffic and Parking

Try to acclimatize first and understand the traffic rules (or better: the lack thereof), before exploring the Dominican Republic by rental car. The rule in the Dominican Republic: the largest vehicle has priority. Some drivers consider traffic signs (for example for one-way streets) and traffic lights as a nice decoration, but not as a command. Especially inland, roads can also be in a bad state. In short: drive carefully and expect the unexpected. Finding a parking place isn't a problem, because every free spot is a parking place. Always have someone guard your car!

Hotels

There's an enormous choice of accommodations in and around Puerto Plata. Most hotels and holiday resorts are located directly on the nearby beaches. If you want to stay at a particular hotel, we advise booking your room well in advance. Other seaside resorts nearby Puerto Plata include Sosua and Cabarete.

External Sources

For more information about Puerto Plata, we recommend Google and the following sources:

Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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If you are looking for a rental car in Dominican Republic, but in a city other than Puerto Plata, please click through to the Car rental Dominican Republic page, where you can choose in which city in Dominican Republic you want to rent a car.