Puerto Plata

By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Puerto Plata?

Do you need a car in Puerto Plata > Should you rent a car in Puerto Plata Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata ( POP )

Do you need a car in Puerto Plata? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Why should you rent a car in Puerto Plata?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Puerto Plata?

Puerto Plata Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

30%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€155

 #184/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €175

115/300

 

Free parking score

Total 238 - of which 188 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

79%

#21/300

 

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Why not? Visiting Puerto Plata without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Puerto Plata public transport quick facts

Train score

 

10%

Water travel score

20%

Overall public transport score

30%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Puerto Plata. 

40%

Generally, we wouldn’t particularly advise hiring a car here, because most of the major resorts are relatively close to the airport, and there is a wide range of activities available along the coastline.

A hire car might be useful for a day or two heading into the interior.

For heading towards the capital Santo Domingo, we recommend using scheduled coach services, and then getting around by bus and metro.

Do you need a car in Puerto Plata? No.

Ratings

Car rental in - Puerto Plata Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Puerto Plata?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Puerto Plata?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Puerto Plata?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Puerto Plata if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Puerto Plata if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Puerto Plata if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Puerto Plata on the Carornocar scale?

2

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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in Puerto Plata?

Have you driven in Puerto Plata? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Puerto Plata?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

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