The Dominican Republic is a beautiful tropical nation in the Caribbean Sea, south east of Florida and Cuba. As always Europcar's huge fleet of modern, safe, and reliable vehicles, which includes models to fit any size party or budgets, is available for long or short term hire. Choose from optional extra features like child seats, satellite navigation and extra driver cover, plus helpful services like 3-step easy online booking and express pick-up. The Dominican Republic is large for a Caribbean country, so Europcar has seven locations spread throughout it, including: Santo Domingo and Las Américas International Airport; La Romana International Airport; Gregorio Luperón International Airport near Puerto Plata; Punta Cana International Airport and nearby Bávaro; and Cibao International Airport in Santiago de los Caballeros, all there to ensure that Europcar's first class customer service is always on hand to help you start off your trip in the smoothest way possible.
The Dominican Republic can be found on the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean, on the island of Hispaniola which it shares with Haiti. With around 19,000 square miles of land and the most visitors of any destination in the Caribbean region, the Dominican Republic is extremely geographically diverse, being home to the lowest point in the region, Lake Enriquillo, and the tallest, Pico Duarte mountain. The country is also famous for its 800 miles of coastline, consisting of soft, white sandy beaches under the shade of palm trees and lapped by cool, clear blue waters, traditional fishing villages with working boats moored in their harbours, and rocky cliffs hiding the entrances to old pirate coves and serene lagoons. Besides the ample areas of the country where relaxation is the main focus, there are many parts where a more lively time can be had with each town having its own distinctive fiesta. Carnivals and feast celebrations seem to occur at the drop of a hat and sometimes the only option is to join in.
The City of Santo Domingo de Guzmán - The Dominican Republic's capital city, otherwise known as La Capital, is a bustling and vibrant place with plenty of Old World charm. The cobbled streets of the Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were once trod by conquistadors and are home to the first cathedral, castle, fortress and monastery ever to be built in the New World. Salsa and merengue clubs contribute to the loud Latin nightlife, while restaurants ranging from traditional, family run places to fine dining establishments and excellent shopping facilities are backed onto by pristine white beaches.
Punta Cana and Bávaro - A sea and sand playground where the top all-inclusive resorts provide broad swaths of exotic beaches for those searching for sun-soaked sands and relaxation. There are over 40,000 hotel rooms from Punta Cana to Bávaro, with more on the way, and for good reason. The beaches really do rival those anywhere else in the Caribbean, both in terms of their soft, white texture and their warm aquamarine waters.