Vacation time in Santo Domingo of the Caribbean

Santo Domingo is not only popular for being the capital of the Dominican Republic but also for being one of the main tourist destinations in the Caribbean. In this city you will find the highlights of Caribbean beaches, cobblestone streets and old buildings that will tell you its history and a host of leisure facilities. Santo Domingo is a wonderful destination for travel, whether it’s with family, friends or as a couple and even if traveling alone you should not worry because the people are very communicative and affectionate so you will meet people immediately. Within your itinerary you must visit the National Botanical Garden, Alcázar de Colón and the National Aquarium.

Santo Domingo Presidential Palace

Santo Domingo Presidential Palace

Santo Domingo Square

Santo Domingo Square

Once you reach this city you’ll immediately notice a colonial style emphasizing its religious buildings. If you are looking for a beach, you will not have to travel far as there are beaches recommended both in the city and out of it. Here the ideal is to be in a chair drinking a tropical cocktail and enjoying the crystal clear waters.

Santo Domingo Playa Ometepe

Santo Domingo Playa Ometepe

Santo Domingo Great Beach

Santo Domingo Great Beach

Santo Domingo Sunset Reflected

Santo Domingo Sunset Reflected

Where to stay? In Santo Domingo will find a wide range of hotel accommodations ranging from family to rooms in luxury resorts but as it is a destination which is popular there are also all inclusive systems, it is best to hire a hotel that is included in a travel package or including pension and unlimited access to the different areas and amenities. An interesting offer is the one found in hotel Barceló Santo Domingo. This five star hotel is located in the city center and has over two hundred rooms. It also has swimming pools, jacuzzis, gym, spa and restaurants where you can taste the highlight of local and international cuisine. Barcelo Santo Domingo features full pension systems where the prices of the rooms range from 95 euros to 435 euros and only hosts service where prices range from 65 euros to 375 euros per night.

Santo Domingo Hills

Santo Domingo Hills

Santo Domingo Monastery of San Francisco

Santo Domingo Monastery of San Francisco

After being housed and having enjoyed the beaches around Santo Domingo, you can spend the afternoon shopping, especially in the streets Avenida George Washington and Winston Churchill which are those that bring together major shopping centers, and the night venturing on a night tour of the city or out to have fun as you will have a wide range of restaurants, bars and nightclubs to choose from.

More on the Caribbean: Holiday Hotspots: The Caribbean, Caribbean: Images of the wonders of Guadeloupe.

Santo Domingo photos: Pulicciano, ste, DanNevill, Stefano, zug55, Paulo Exteberria, MadJoker Wazzzup Dude.

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