If I had my old '88 Trooper with the spring supported driver's seat that I drove to Costa Rica, then sold there, I would drive more. That was like riding on air.
But the roads here are so abysmal and the speed bumps come without warning that you can easily compress a vertebrae and be infirmed for life.
You can have much broader experiences and see more diverse cultures driving through central America on similar potholed and dangerous roads.
Sure things are different and I drove to San Francisco de Macoris once because I had heard so much and all I can say it wasn't worth the gasoline I wasted in the first 5 miles of that prolonged trip to visit that dusty and depressing town. Sometimes you have to see towns like that or Nagua to realize your part of DR is way better.
If I was wealthy maybe new Prado or Range Rover could take the bumps ?
It couldn't be better explained friend, excellent intervention.@pedromon He most likely soent much of his time in the northern part of SFM. That’s like spending most of your time in Villa Mella and vicinity, and then judge all of SD by what is seen there.
The DR actually has a better road network thsn Costa Rica and pretty much all of Central America.
DR roads are also better than those in South America except Chile and Ecuador.
* It’s a matter of time someone will come and say things like Brazil has better roads than the DR because that’s what they saw the last time they were in São Paulo or Río de Janeiro.