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“Stunning” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carretera Samana Toll Road

Carretera Samana Toll Road
Ranked #11 of 44 things to do in Las Terrenas
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Léogâne, Ouest, Haiti
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61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

The toll road was beautiful and a lot of fun to drive on. I was on a motorcycle, so did not pay toll, but it was definitely the highlight of my time in semana.

Visited July 2012
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“Best Drive in the DR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

It has guard rails, little or no traffic, and the views are world class un changed since before Columbus arrived

Visited June 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“easy trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

this toll road from santa domingo to las terrenas makes the trip an easy 2 hour drive. we hired a driver and his van which was comfortable and made the journey all the easier, price was $200 each way.

Visited May 2013
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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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“expensive for the standar in DR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

It is expensive for the standar in DR, but it is also worth it, the views are awesome and there is a place were you can take pictures with a great view

Visited May 2013
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Wisconsin USA
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28 reviews
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“Like no DR Highway, in views or toll!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

I am torn how to review this road. The toll is extraordinary. The costs is 484 pesos (US$12) for a 15 kilometer road. The toll portion only runs from the EL Catey airport to Coson, although with the existing road it goes on to Las Terrenas further east. The collection booth is at the west end, next to the entrance to the El Catey airport, at the junction with Hwy 5. I think the investors have a 10 year toll window to recoup costs and make a profit.
OK, if you are not incensed about the cost, there are some reasons to take this road. Surprise, there is almost no traffic! This is strictly a tourist road. The views from the road are really fantastic. There is a shoulder, places to pull off for photos, guard rails, etc. - not your typical Dominican road. There is a cave near the west end, on the south side as you are going up the grade from El Catey. The really adventurous could take the steep and rough dirt road down to Playa Jackson about halfway along the new portion. The turnoff is unsigned and leaves through a narrow break in the guardrail - 4x4 required.
No traffic, safe road = take this road at night if you have to be going at that time. Take it ONCE during the day for the experience. Otherwise take the non-toll route from El Catey to Las Terrenas that goes through Sanchez. It is only about 10-15 minutes longer, not a bad road, and does not lack for its own good views.

Visited April 2013
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