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Car Rental Santo Domingo

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Location information for Santo Domingo

Introduction

Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic. It's the oldest city founded by Europeans in the 'New World'. Santo Domingo was founded by Bartholomew Columbus, the brother of the famous explorer, in 1496. The city thus has a rich past and that is shown by the old, colonial buildings in the center.

Population

The city has over two million inhabitants.

Location

Santo Domingo is located on the south coast of the Dominican Republic, at the estuary of the Ozama River. The old Ciudad Colonial lies on the west bank of the river, with right on the waterfront the Fortaleza Ozama.

Economy

By creating free-trade zones and promoting tourism in the country, the Dominican Republic has experienced a healthy economical growth in the last few years. The excellent telecommunications infrastructure was one of the factors contributing to the growth. Santo Domingo is the economic heart of the Dominican Republic, but differences in income are large. Some districts radiate wealth, while Santo Domingo also has sad slums.

Airports

The main airport of Santo Domingo is Las Américas International Airport. The airport is situated fifteen kilometers east of town and is easily reachable by rental car. The airport lies right off freeway DR-3, near Punta Caucedo. The route to the airport is clearly signposted.

La Isabela Airport is a smaller airport mainly processing domestic and charter flights. The airport is situated just north of town and can be reached by rental car via the Las Americas Expressway.

Public Transport

Santo Domingo has reasonable public bus transportation, but most inhabitants prefer more informal ways of transportation in the city: motoconchos (motorbike taxis), guaguas (minivans) and carros publicos (taxis carrying several passengers). The city also has a brand new metro line, from Villa Mella via the university to the Centro de los Heroes. A second line is under construction.

Traffic and Parking

Santo Domingo is a busy city and traffic can be chaotic, because most drivers aren't bothered by the official traffic rules. Finding a parking space in the street in the city center isn't easy either. It's also safer to park your car in one of the parking garages in and around the city center. The roads in the capital are in general of reasonable to good quality, but this isn't the case for the inland roads. Watch out for cracks and holes in the roads!

Hotels

Santo Domingo has a large supply of accommodation. In the old part of town you'll find many cheap hotels and guesthouses, but there is also a large supply of luxurious and midrange hotels. There are also many possibilities to rent an apartment. We recommend booking your accommodation in Santo Domingo well in advance.

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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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