Travel to Santo Domingo

Travel Santo Domingo

Capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo is the perfect place to discover the country while enjoying the many charms of the nearby resorts. 

Indeed, nestled in the southeast of the country, near Boca Chica and La Romana, Santo Domingo is full of cultural and historical treasures and typically Dominican places that will certainly please you … especially if you like to think outside the box. 

Calle Las Damas 

Walking through the cobbled and bustling streets of the bustling city, including the famous Calle Las Damas, the first paved road in North America, you will find a multitude of colonial buildings, Dominicans playing dominoes at any time of the day, and small restaurants selling typical Dominican food, including Bandera, the national dish consisting of white rice, beef stew, and kidney beans. 

A Few Musts 

Among the must-see destinations during a trip to Santo Domingo are the home of Christopher Columbus and the Santa Maria la Menor, the first cathedral of the New World. 

The Plaza de Espana, a public square full of terraces and cafes where different shows keep the atmosphere lively, is another attraction not to be missed if you are planning a visit to the oldest city in the New World. 

Some Beaches to See 

South of the city, the urban beach Guibia will surely delight you with its hotels, restaurants, shops, and outdoor fitness facilities. 

Otherwise, you can carry on for 31 kilometers and go to the beach in Boca Chica, a small fishing village renowned for its authenticity and the beauty of its clear warm waters. It is the perfect place to get a feel for the culture of the country, since the beach is frequented by locals. More tranquil, the beaches of Julian Dolio and Guayacanes, located a few kilometres east of Boca Chica, are also worth exploring.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To visit Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, the best period is between December and April; from May to August, the chances of rain are higher, and from September to November, the risk of hurricanes. For whale watching, January, February and March.
Christopher Columbus was the first to set foot in America, more precisely in Santo Domingo in 1492.
Capital of the Dominican Republic and the oldest city discovered in America, a cultural visit rich in history and colonial architecture is therefore worth the detour. The landscapes, the gastronomy, the crafts, the art, the music, the carnival in season, the fauna, the flora, the nature, the rum and the cigars, these are so many activities which will be proposed to you.
Born a slave on a plantation in Santo Domingo, Toussaint Louverture was the first black leader to defeat the forces of a European colonial empire; thanks to his hard work and his desire to 'uproot the tree of slavery', himself freed in 1776, subsequently becoming the leader of the revolution and then the liberator of slaves in 1793, the abolition of slavery was voted by the Convention in 1794; Toussaint throughout his life, through his efforts, will have enabled the Dominican Republic to achieve its Independence in 1804, thus becoming the first independent black Republic.
From Santo Domingo to Punta Cana, the road is about 3 hours. along the coast is approximately 195km; by land, taxis, rental cars and even coaches will get you there.
As in all major cities around the world, the crime rate is higher. We strongly recommend that you always check the Canadian Government site for weekly updates on each destination.
Santo Domingo, the oldest capital in America, is located on the south coast of the Dominican Republic.
The best times of the year to go to Santo Domingo are from December until April, when the season is drier; from May, it is the wet season with the possibility of higher precipitation, and the risk of hurricanes from August. The fact remains that the destination can be visited all year round with an average temperature of 26 to 32 degrees C.
Being the oldest city discovered in America, a city tour of Santo Domingo to discover its history and its architecture is ideal; excursions for ziplining, snorkeling, catamaraning to Saona Island, nautical activities and beaches, cigar factories, here is a wide range of activities to plan during your stay in Santo Domingo .
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