If your trip to Santo Tomas is all organized but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.Keep yourself busy by exploring Mount Makiling and Lake Caliraya. If you still have tons of stamina and space on that travel itinerary, R&R Resort Spa is also calling your name.
If you’re up for a day trip, pack your bags and head over to Nasugbu. Situated 30 miles away, it has lots to keep you interested. You could also check out the sights of Manila. It’s located 35 miles from Santo Tomas and has some great things to offer.
Here on a business trip? You’ll be pleased to hear that Rizal Re-Creation Center has some awesome hotels, restaurants and cafés close by. You’ll find it 15 miles from Santo Tomas.
Santo Tomas has lots on offer. You could chill out for a week here and still not see it all. To soak up as much as you can in this thriving metropolis, you’ll need a rental car. Bear in mind that driving in the city often comes with tight streets and sparse parking spaces. But don’t stress — a compact or an economy car can make this much less daunting. If you’d like to skip town and take in the coral reefs that Santo Tomas is famous for, you’ll want a car with a bit more power. A mid-size or full-size SUV will make that longer drive comfortable.
For some, owning a prestige vehicle is the stuff of fairy tales. But renting your dream car is as easy as a few clicks! Picture yourself cruising around town in a fancy convertible, even if it’s only for a little while. Or perhaps all you want is a trusty set of wheels to get you from A to B. Flashy or frugal? Whatever you decide, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit your style in Santo Tomas.
You’ll have to stick to the right while driving in Santo Tomas. Not only that, exercise a little extra caution if it’s your first time in the driver’s seat here. Once you’re familiar with the roads, relax and enjoy the scenery!
It can be. Driving round the block looking for a place to park is all part of the fun in Santo Tomas. Getting within walking distance of busy attractions is easier if you plan ahead.
As the population of Santo Tomas is approximately 57,400, you won’t have a lot of trouble with traffic. That said, city center streets are generally busier before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
There are. In the city of Santo Tomas, speed limits range from 60km/h to 100km/h. Residential areas have a maximum speed limit of 60km/h unless posted otherwise.
More often than not, your chosen car rental company will charge the fined amount to your credit card, including local taxes. Otherwise, they may share your contact details with local authorities, who’ll then send a fine directly to you.
It is illegal to use a cell phone while driving your car in Santo Tomas. You could even be penalized for simply holding a phone while you’re in the driver’s seat.
When behind the wheel in Santo Tomas, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.05%. Thinking of having a few beers over lunch or dinner? Consider taking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Yes, you may turn on a red light in Santo Tomas. Before making the maneuver, you must bring the vehicle to a complete stop. Proceed only when the coast is clear of oncoming traffic.
In short, yes. Although, there are a couple of exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation networks.