Driving in DR

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Driving guide for the Dominican Republic

On the Road

  • We drive on the right side of the road.
  • Avoid getting lost by renting a GPS navigation system.
  • The fuel price is calculated per gallon.
  • Respect the traffic signals.
  • Use the seat belt.
  • Drinking in the vehicle is not allowed.
  • Carry some Dominican cash to pay tolls.
  • In case of any eventuality, please call 809-562-1444

Basic Information

  • Geography: The Dominican Republic is bounded on the north by the Atlantic Ocean: on the east by the Mona Passage; on the south by the Caribbean Sea; and on the west by Haiti.
  • Official language: Spanish
  • Capital: Santo Domingo
  • Currency: Dominican peso (RD$)

Road Assistance

The Minister for Public Works monitors and reinforces traffic laws on roads and highways.

They also ensure traffic safety for drivers and other citizens.

National Emergency and Safety System

Call 9-1-1 in case of emergency.


North Region

The northern region has mountains, rivers, waterfalls and numerous beaches located on the coast that is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. This region offers numerous adventure sports such as rafting, kite surfing, biking and surfing. Santiago, the second largest city in the country.

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South Region

The southern region offers culture, history, beaches, mountains, lakes, national parks and dunes. Santo Domingo, the capital city, and the Colonial City, the oldest city in America are located here.

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East Region

This region is mostly known for its beaches and golf courses. Punta Cana, one of the main tourist destinations in the world for sun and beaches, is located here.

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