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“Breathtaking”

Carretera Samana Toll Road
Ranked #12 of 46 things to do in Las Terrenas
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Breathtaking”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

You see beautiful mountains and the view of the ocean. The view is breathtaking. It was a wonderful experience.

Visited November 2012
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Miami
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“Excellent Toll Road but a bit expensive”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

We rented a car to travel for a week in the Dominican Republic. Our only problem was getting out of the city. There is a lot of traffic and had a hard time getting out of the city and getting to the toll road to Las Terrenas. The toll road is excellent, the view driving to Las Terrenas is expectacular. One word of caution,it will cost approximately USD50 for the round trip. Make sure you have pesos, they don't take other currencies or accept credit cards. Recommend this trip be taken during the day like any driving in the Dominican Republic. Awesome view.

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, CA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“a good road...once you manage to get on it”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

We rented a car from Santo Domingo to Samana and although the road is new and in good condition, it was very confusing to get on the road from Santo Domingo (streets and highway signage is poor).

Visited September 2012
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Atlanta GA
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211 reviews
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“Great access from Santo Domingo to Samana Peninsula”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

The new toll road from Santo Domingo (Capital) or the SDQ Las Americas Airport makes it very easy to reach the Samana peninsula for destinations like Las Terrenas, Sanchez, El Limon and Samana. The toll road is well developed, pretty fast and goes through about three different terrains. You will see a Palm Plantation where they extract palm oil, there are rice fields and a national park on the way.

There are 3 tolls (in 2012) to get to highway 5 (50rds, 190rds and 161 rds which is roughly around $10USD). Then there is another toll to get to Las Terrenas (450rds which is about $11-$12USD) or you can go to Sanchez with no extra toll.

There are 3-4 gas stations that have banos and petrol and ATMs as well as food so you have some options along the 130 km highway.

Since its a private toll road, they keep the road up so very few potholes but I would aviod driving it at night it you have never driven it before as there are cows and horses on the side of the road along the way. Not to mention several motorcyles that don't have lights on at night.

Visited August 2012
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Paris, France
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“The brand new speedway”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Santo Domingo AirPort or Capitale: just 200km from Samana Vista Mare in à maximum of 2 hours. This is one of the nicest road I experienced worldwide.

Visited August 2012
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