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Samaná Catey Airport (AZS) Car Rental

Welcome to the car rental Samaná Catey Airport information page with information on Samaná Catey Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local El Catey driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Samaná Catey Airport car rental options and search for the best available El Catey car rental rates in the search box below.

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Some car rental agencies near the AZS Samaná Catey International Airport with available online booking include:

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Samaná Catey Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

While not abundant, there is one Samaná Catey Airport car rental agency in the Arrivals Hall.

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El Catey Driving Information

Driving is on the right side of the road.

All Samaná Catey Airport rental cars are automatic transmission.

Your local drivers' licence is required.

An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).

El Catey Driving Stress Level: 8/10

Driving is done on the right side of the road in the Dominican Republic. Speed limits in the country range from 50 km to 80 km per hour, depending on whether you are in an urban or rural area. As in many Caribbean countries, driving can be dangerous in the Dominican Republic, and those renting a vehicle should remain alert and cautious while on the road. Roads in some areas have potholes or are poorly lit, and many locals have cars without adequate lighting and signaling devices. As a result, drivers should steer away from nighttime driving. Seat belts are required by law, as is the use of hands-free cell phone devices should you wish to talk while in the car. Child safety seats, however, are not required by law. Drivers should be watchful for overzealous pedestrians and wary of right-of-way traditions, as these are generally not obeyed. Traffic law enforcement ranges from strict to lax, and it has been said that some officers pull over drivers for ambiguous reasons to collect small fees.


Travel times:

  • If you are staying in Las Terrenas, the drive is usually about 45 minutes during the day or about an hour at night (be aware that the last 12 kilometres involve many switchbacks on the side of a mountain)
  • If your destination is the provincial capital, Santa Barbara de Samaná, the drive takes about 40-50 minutes 
  • The drive to Las Galeras takes about an hour

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Samaná Catey Airport Car Rental Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on a Samaná Catey Airport car rental

A good way to check out the island if you are on an extended stay but only should be considered if you are comfortable with potential poor road conditions and occasional police scams.

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Last Updated: 20 Jan 2016