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The major car-rental companies operate in Puerto Plata, which has the airport of choice for most independent travelers. Phones are for the airport location; Avis has a location just outside the Playa Dorada complex. Prices can be high (up to $600 per week). You'll save by making your car reservation in advance.
Avis (Gregorio Luperón International Airport, Puerto Plata. 809/586-0214. Carretera Luperón, Costa Dorada, 57000. 809/586-4436. Playa Dorada Plaza, Calle Duarte at Av. 30 de Marzo. 809/320-4888.)
Budget (Gregorio Luperón International Airport, Puerto Plata, 57000. 809/586-0413.)
Europcar (Gregorio Luperón International Airport, Puerto Plata, 57000. 809/586-0215.)
National/Alamo (Gregory Luperon International Airport, Puerto Plata, 57000. 809/586-0285. Carretera Puerto Plata/Sosúa Km. #1, 57000. 809/586-1366.).
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