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Day trip to Santo Domingo


#1

My husband and I are LDS and will be travelling to Punta Cana in early August. We would love to take a day trip to see the LDS Temple in Santo Domingo. Can someone offer some advice? My inclination is to rent a car for the day or hire a driver for the day to get us back and forth. Is there a reliable public system that has a route as well? My husband is fluent in spanish and we have spent lots of time in Purto Rico and are familliar with less than stellar driving conditions. THANKS :-*


#2

It’s a long drive. Roads are not well marked and traffic in Santo Domingo will be ‘challenging’ to say the least. You might want to refer to a similar on-going thread on a similar topic http://debsdrtravels.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=15770&page=1

edit: I just read on DR1 news that with the expected opening of the Coral Super Highway this August, Santo Domingo will be about two and a half hours away from Punta Cana hotels. That’s still going to be five hours driving BEFORE you do any touring / visiting.


#3

Thanks Bob, I did read that thread before posting. Like I said, looking for advice. I am leaning towards hiring a driver, not drving ourselves based on that thread, but not sure about the best way to do this. If you have a tip on that, let me know. We are fairly commited to going and don’t mind exploring a differnt area.


#4

You should be able to negotiate a fair price with one of the taxi drivers stationed at your hotel. Also you could try contacting puntacanamike or mikefisher. Both post on this forum and run first class operations.


#5

Thank you so much! I will contact both of them! You are a gem!