I am contemplating a trip to the Dominican Republic around Easter, and would possibly like to see more than one place of the island. We had thought of renting a car, but numerous advice online have said that's a very bad idea, due to the bad driving of the locals, as well as the possibility of ending up in jail should an accident occur.
We were therefore thinking of simply taking a taxi, as a safer alternative, on the rationale that they are professional drivers who know the local driving etiquette much better than we would ever do.
- Is it even possible to hire a taxi for a longer journey?
- If yes, how would we go about it? Would we need to book in advance, or should we simply try our luck by flagging one on the street?
- If the answer to #1 is still yes, what would the approximate cost be for a five hour drive, say from Puerto Plata to La Romana?