Book cheap car rentals in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Iridescent waters and miles of white, powdery sand characterize the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic. Punta Cana specializes in luxury resorts, where pampering, sailing, lounging on the beach, kayaking, or even zip-lining fill the warm days. Head inland to discover ancient churches, sugar cane plantations and fresh water lagoons. Orbitz can help you find the perfect rental car for your explorations.
If you’ve decided to rent a car in Punta Cana then you may have some questions before you go ahead and book. Below, we answer some of the most frequently asked.
All of the major car rental companies have offices at the Punta Cana International Airport, so you can pick up your car on arrival. However, if you have a transfer to your resort and would rather rent a car for a few day trips, then there are many companies who will deliver a car to your hotel.
You need a valid driver’s license and a credit card registered in your name with enough funds to cover the deposit.
Most of the major companies ask that you are at least 25 years old, although there are some who will rent to those aged 21. You may be asked to pay a young person’s surcharge if you are aged between 21 and 25.
Renting a car is a wonderful way to get out of the resort and see the natural beauty of the island, meet the locals and dine in traditional restaurants. It is important to be aware, though, that the roads aren’t always in the best condition, and you may have to dodge the odd donkey.
Whether you choose to stay on one of Punta Cana’s 11 Blue Flag beaches or delve into the interior of the island in search of lush nature, there is no end to the opportunities for fun here. Read on for a few places to start your Punta Cana adventure.
Hipster-friendly and oh-so-pretty, Bávaro’s palm-fringed beaches are worth seeking out. Corales and Cortecito beaches are lined with colorful shops, there are all manner of watersports to try your hand at, and more chilled out beachfront bars than you can shake a mojito at.
A short drive outside of Punta Cana is one of the country’s most astounding geological features. The Hoyo Azul is a hidden cenote, a deep sinkhole, where brilliant turquoise waters shimmer amid the green vegetation of the Scape Park natural reserve. Walk across a sky-high bridge for panoramic views.
Located just off the Punta Cana coast, Isla Saona is a nature reserve. Leave the shops and restaurants far behind as you hop on a boat and spend a day walking along untouched beaches, floating in the warm, clear seas, or taking shade under swaying palm trees.