Mendoza is a few miles outside of the center of Santo Domingo, so there’s a high chance you’ll be doing a bit of driving. If your plan is to use Mendoza as a starting point to discover the city and its surrounds, choose a smaller set of wheels. There’s nothing like a compact vehicle for squeezing into those tiny parking spots. Alternatively, if you’re heading away from all the hustle and bustle, go for something with a larger engine and more room to move. Not many visitors regret spending that little bit extra on a full-size or an SUV.