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Santo Domingo

Exploring Dominican Republic - Santo Domingo

Learn about all the activities in Santo Domingo.
Los Tres Ojos National Park
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Downtown Santo Domingo
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Colonial City nightlife
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Colonial Zone Santo Domingo
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Telecommunications Cultural Center
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Chinatown
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Club Golf Cayacoa
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Theater House
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Bicycle tour in the colonial zone
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Chocolate tour in Kahkow Experience
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Overview

The Dominican Republic’s capital city, Santo Domingo is also the most modern and dynamic metropolis in the Caribbean. La Capital—as it is affectionately called—epitomizes the pulse of Dominican culture, where the old and the new converge seamlessly from centuries old architecture and history, to large shopping malls, art galleries, an electric nightlife, and a booming gastronomy scene.

Exploring the Colonial City—the first European settlement of the Americas and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990—is a recommended experience for all travelers. This historic neighborhood consists of a pedestrian-friendly maze of narrow streets brimming with 16th to early 20th century architectural wonders. They lead toward colonial buildings turned museums, shops, hotels, restaurants, and sidewalk cafés. Hop on the Chu Chu Colonial train for a 45-minute tour of the area, hire a guide who will walk you down the first paved road of the Americas while sharing tales, or rent a bike and meander on your own. For a nature break, picnic on the lawns of the National Botanical Garden, the largest in the Caribbean, or stroll down the Malecón at sunset for sea views, roadside snacks, and people watching.