Rental Cars in San Pedro de Macoris

Most visitors rent a car at the airport then drive to San Pedro de Macoris

Renting a car is a great idea for tourists visiting San Pedro de Macoris.  While there is a decent amount of public transportation in town, most visitors will have to drive to their accommodations from the airport they arrive at, and most choose to keep the vehicle in their possession so that they can be in charge of their own destiny as they explore the surrounding area. 

Renting a Car

Renting a car for a stay in San Pedro de Macoris is a little different than some of the other popular destinations in the the Dominican Republic.  There are very few agencies located within San Pedro de Macoris, so renting a vehicle from the airport is the norm.  Because there are three different airports that tourists staying here generally arrive at, the requirements and prices can vary greatly.  

In general, you'll have to be over the age of 23, have a valid driver's license from your home country, and present our passport.  If you are under the age of 23, you may be able to find a local agency to rent to you, but it will take some calling around and they will very, very rarely rent to someone under the age of 21.

The Cost of Renting a Car

The cost of your rental will vary greatly depending on who you rent with, which type of vehicle you choose to rent, whether or not you add insurance, and how long you rent for.  You could spend anywhere from $30 to $120(USD) a day.  You should also be aware that most places require that you put a deposit of up to $500(USD) on the vehicle before they will let you drive off the lot.  They will usually charge your credit card, then remove the charge when you return the vehicle. 

Driving in San Pedro de Macoris

Because it is so tourist friendly, driving in San Pedro de Macoris is not terrible.  Most of the roads are paved and kept fairly well-maintained.  If you plan to hit the road and go exploring, be aware that not everywhere has the same conditions.  In many areas of the island, roads are made of dirt rather than pavement, and road signs are uncommon.  Speed limits are rarely posted, but when they are, they are noted in kilometers per hour. Just be sure to drive with caution no matter where you travel, and you shouldn't have any trouble. 

Since you could potentially have issues spotting gas stations, see the chart just below to get an idea where some of them are located.

Gas Stations
Name Location
Gas Cabral San Pedro De Macoris
Gas Orlando Martinez San Pedro De Macoris
Shell Gas Station San Pedro De Macoris San Pedro De Macoris

Driving in San Pedro can take a bit of getting used to, but compared to other areas of the island you'll find conditions to be pleasurable and the process of renting a car to be simple.  


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