View over Santo Domingo
Take a rental car at Las Américas International Airport and explore the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean on your own. Drive with the rental car to dreamlike beaches or cruise through the capital Santo Domingo. You can find the right vehicle for the Dom Rep on Driveboo.com. Here you can compare the prices of all well-known car rental companies and book online at a reasonable price. This will save you time when arriving at Las Américas International Airport.
In the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, there are some cultural and historical highlights waiting for you. Take a rental car and visit the most popular sights.
Cathedral Santo Domingo
If you prefer to explore the old town of Santo Domingo on foot, it is best to park your rental car in one of the designated car parks. Start with a visit to Santo Domingo Cathedral. This imposing building was once inside the city wall, but nothing remains of it today. The cathedral is the oldest of the American continent and the only one in Gothic style. It is located on the river Ozama and once housed the tomb of Christopher Columbus. For this reason, you can still visit the impressive Columbus statue, which is a true landmark of the city.
The Alcázar de Colón is a palace built by Christopher Columbus' first son. Inside there is now a museum where you can learn more about the life of the discoverer's family. The surroundings and the view of the river are also worth seeing. Since the entrance is free, you should not miss this highlight.
|Destination||Distance from Las Américas Airport|
|Faro a Colón||25 km|
|Los Tres Ojos||21 km|
|Museo de las Casas Reales||27 km|
|Panteón de la Patria||27 km|
Fantastic beach in Punta Cana
Pick up your rental car right after your arrival at Las Américas International Airport and be mobile right from the start. In that way you can start your holiday with a visit to one of the beautiful beaches. Choose your dream car and start your holiday relaxed. Beaches you should not miss are Punta Cana, Sosúa, Bayahibe and Puerto Plato. Here you can relax and unwind with an ice-cold cocktail.
The Dominican Republic has a lot to offer for all those who love different kinds of food. What do you think of Mangú for breakfast, for example? This is banana puree with scrambled eggs and salami. This is not for the faint hearted. Basically, Dominican cuisine is made up of Spanish, African and Taíno influences. This may take some getting used to at first, but it will certainly taste good to you. Don't miss the Dominican national dish Sancocho. Sancocho is a soup made from seven different meats combined with pumpkin, tuber and other vegetables. You should also try the Tostones. These are fried banana dumplings.
Dreamlike beach in Cuba
Palm trees, white sandy beaches and turquoise water - most people probably think of the Caribbean. Not only the Dominican Republic can convince with these slogans, but also the other numerous islands of the Caribbean. If you have already taken the long flight, then you should explore if possible still further islands in the Caribbean. Below you get a small incentive which islands are worth a trip: