Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo DR
Santo Domingo DR

Santo Domingo Dominican Republic is the home of the oldest establishments in the area and is the oldest city in the Dominican Republic. Walking the cobblestones street of the city you will be walking in the footsteps of the first colonialists that helped to make this city what it is today.

Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor
Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor

Many people choose to enjoy their Santo Domingo vacation by visiting such attractions as the Alcazar and the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor in the old city. The Alcazar was built for Diego, Christopher Columbus's son and his wife, the niece of Ferdinand who was the King of Spain.

During your Santo Domingo travel, you will experience the largest shopping area in all of the Dominican Republic. Here you will find a variety of charming local shops along with huge department stores and discount stores, so you can find everything you need such as clothing for the beach or souvenirs to take home to family and friends.

Los Tres Ojos in Santo Domingo
Los Tres Ojos in Santo Domingo

A Santo Domingo vacation brings you close to the Los Tres Ojos & National Aquarium. Los Tres Ojos is a magnificent 50-foot cave that is surrounded by three beautiful lagoons. The aquarium is just a short distance from the Los Tres Ojos National Park and is the home to a giant manatee known as Tamaury.

Columbus Lighthouse in Santo Domingo
Columbus Lighthouse in Santo Domingo

The Columbus Lighthouse is another popular attraction that draws visitors due to its design. As the night grows dark the illumination from the lighthouse places a cross in the overhead sky. To see the Columbus Lighthouse, you will need to visit Mirador del Este Park.

Nature lovers must include the Botanical Gardens on their must see list while enjoying their Santo Domingo vacation. The Botanical Gardens are considered to be the largest in the Dominican Republic and offer a train ride through the exhibits of the fauna and flora that call Santo Domingo Dominican Republic home. If you enjoy kite flying, biking, or jogging, you will enjoy other city parks such as the Mirador del Norte Park.

More excitement is offered with Santo Domingo travel by visiting the Las Americas International Speed Racing Course or the Horse Race Track or try your hand at go-kart racing at the Go Kart building on Malecon.

Santo Domingo History
Santo Domingo History

History buffs are sure to enjoy the Colonial City, which is the location of the first settlement in the Dominican Republic. the most popular attractions in Colonial City in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic is the home of the governor of Santo Domingo during the 1500's, Nicolas de Ovando, and the Amber Museum home on Calle Arz.

Santo Domingo Restaurants
Santo Domingo Restaurants

Visiting Santo Domingo Dominican Republic is an exciting trip through history where you can still enjoy modern accommodations and delicious Dominican Republic cuisine at the various restaurants dotting the neighborhoods.

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