Am visiting Las Terannus for one week in Jan 2013, staying at a time share condo on Playa Ballanas. Is this very far from the town center? Reading lots about safety and now discouraged! Should we rent a car or hire a driver...how do you find a good, safe and reliable driver? Is it safe to hail a cab ..is that even possible? We are planning one night in Santo Domingo...shall we drive on the new toll road or take public transportation? Any recommendations for an agency to book tours, especially interested in whale watching. Please relieve my worries! Thanks!