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    Default One Day With a Rental Car?

    We are in JD. We will have a rental car for one day and need suggestions of where to go and what to see. Your suggestions are welcome.

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    Just wach out with the rental cars outside of AILA, they are not so honest and can take you for a ride!!

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    We plan to rent from Avis in JD. Who is AILA?

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    Aeropuerto Internacional Las Americas (AILA) The Airport.

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    go into La Romana and possibly on into Higuey.....it might be an hour to Higuey.....but they have a huge unusual church there...

    that many people just have to see....

    I really dont know any specifics on what to see in La Romana...

    avoid San Pedro De Macoris......I got lost in that city.....not fun......crazy roads go no where......

    hopefully a few others will chine in.....at least go check out the other resorts in case you come back and want another option.... there are many in La Romana and possible some in Boca Chica...

    good luck

    bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurapasinifan View Post
    avoid San Pedro De Macoris......I got lost in that city.....not fun......crazy roads go no where......
    It's not that bad... just don't make any turns and follow the traffic.... especially the big guaguas (buses) that go on to Higuey, you won't get lost.

    Go past Mc Donald's straight to Zona Franca, make left, on you go...

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    Default Take ALL Available Insurance!

    Pay for ALL available insurance. You will need it if you have an accident! Have you ever driven here before? They drive on the "Left" here! AND on the Right,and in the Middle TOO! Be Carefull,be VERY VERY Carefull!
    And please post again AFTER this experience!
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    I've seen cars 5 or 6 wide on a 2 lane road!

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    You might want to consider visiting Altos de Chavon in Casa de Campo, La Romana. It's about a 1 hour drive from Juan Dolio and is a nice tourist spot. You'll also go by the Cueva de la Maravilla which are underground caves the government's (I think) arranged to be comfortable for site seeing. Last time I went was over a year ago and from what I can see from the road they've done a lot of work on it.

    Watch yourself on the roads though, for other drivers and potholes and try to get back before dark.

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    If you like to see the countryside you could go from San Pedro to Hato Mayor continue to Sabana de la Mar, visit Parque de los Haitises, or just continue via Miches to Higuey and via La Romana and San Pedro back to JD.
    You get an impression about the eastern part of the island.
    As already mentioned, full insurance, drive careful and enjoy the trip.

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