This is directed towards some of the "locals" who frequent this forum.
Normally, I would not ever consider renting anything or driving in Punta Cana. However, with the new highway to the area with Dreams PC/Breathless/Excellence now complete, any comments! The road is very smooth, virtually a straight drive (no towns or confusing interchanges that I could see) all the way from airport to hotels. I think I would restrict travel to daylight. Sure would be nice to not have to do the shuttle bus routine especially on the way back where tour companies want to pick you up 4 hours before departure. What rental car companies would you recommend? Also, now that the trip from this area to PUJ has gone from 60 minutes to 40 minutes, any chance taxi rates will decrease? Can you negotiate do you think? Thanks