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“Carry lots of pesos” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carretera Samana Toll Road

Carretera Samana Toll Road
Atlantic Tourist Boulevard (Boulevard Del Atlantico), Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Carry lots of pesos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We would love to know why there are so many toll booths on this stretch of highway??? Toll rates vary up to 484 pesos! We had stopped for a cold bottle of water at the beginning and we were short 100 pesos on the last toll booth. Scared us good. They except ONLY pesos. They had us back out off to the side And we were grateful for the guard , with his gun, to open his wallet and trade pesos for American dollars. Because he saved us, he made a few extra bucks. Not sure how much but worth it. If we had to turn around and go back there is no telling how our vacation plans would have been altered! Carry PESOS...lots of them!!!

Visited February 2013
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North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Excellent scenic highway that cuts off 45 minutes to Las Terrenas.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is a beautiful scenic and safe road. However, it has the highest toll in the country by far (about 1 USdollar per mile, $400DP !!) but takes all the adventure out of the trip and opens up the drive to everyone. I fear it is TOO civiiized and will open up this incredibly beautiful area of teh country a little too much.

Visited January 2013
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great drive.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Very good road, beautiful drive through national park? Taking the road to las Terrenas instead of Samana adds som pectacular scenery!

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Road in DR?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Amazing to drive this modern road after three hours navigating Route 5 from Puerto Plata. Too bad there are no 'look-outs' from which to enjoy the incredible views of the coast. Ten dollars is a bit steep even for a North American - and be sure not to pay any more than the posted amount - as the toll taker will try to hold you up for an additional couple of bucks. A simple 'no gracias' is immediately accepted.

Visited January 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Paradise road”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Amazing Scenery and tropical views. The road crosses rice fields, palm tree farms and a tropical rainforest called los hiatises.

Visited December 2012
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