Santo Domingo, the capital of Dominican Republic, is a vibrant city with a charm that will make you fall in love.

The city boasts colonial buildings that date back to the 16th century and ancient cobbled streets that are perfect for wandering around. Santo Domingo also offers contemporary hotels, Dominican and international cuisine and an array of entertainment options. Whatever your interests are, Santo Domingo has something for everyone!

Colonial City

One of the most charming cities in the Caribbean, Santo Domingo is a place for history buffs and anyone looking to get a taste of old-world Europe.

You’ll find cobblestone streets, colonial buildings, and pirates and colonists from centuries past. The first city established in the New World, Santo Domingo has been declared a UNESCO Patrimony of Humanity since 1990.

It’s also home to many historically significant sites including the Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption (the oldest cathedral in America), located on Calle Las Damas; an 18th-century hospital; and a university founded by Christopher Columbus’ brother Bartolome.

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Los Tres Ojos

Discover nature’s hidden treasures at Los Tres Ojos, a series of limestone caves in the Dominican Republic. The caves were formed by tectonic fractures when underground caves collapsed centuries ago. Stalactites and stalagmites have since grown, creating natural pools for you to swim in. Explore the caves through staggered trails surrounded by lush vegetation, and see ancient drawings of the Taíno Indians that are still visible today. The native fish and turtles inhabiting the area will surely amaze you!


If you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation in the Dominican Republic, you’ll find that Santo Domingo has plenty to offer. With two popular beaches within driving distance of the capital city and a whole host of activities to enjoy on land or at sea (and even a few surprises), Santo Domingo is an ideal destination for any type of traveler.

Boca Chica is the closest beach to Santo Domingo, and it’s a popular destination for locals. With fine white sand and calm waters, it’s a great place to spend a day relaxing on the sand or in the water.

12 miles from Boca Chica, Juan Dolio is another popular beach town in Santo Domingo province with lots of great restaurants, bars, and shops. The beach itself has fine white sand, but there are also rocky areas where you can enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving if that’s your thing!

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