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Santo Domingo is the oldest and capital city of the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo is truly a fascinating city with a vibrant culture, nightlife, social movement, gastronomy and interesting seasonal celebrations. The city has a population of over one million people. If you are in the Caribbean, Santo Domingo is a perfect place to stop by and take a break to recharge your energy during your travels. The Spanish-influenced city has a world-class lifestyle, tasty gastronomy and beautiful landscapes to explore. Santo Domingo is full of accommodation options, including budget-friendly and comfortable hotels, which makes it an excellent place to enjoy a holiday.

Neighbourhoods of Santo Domingo

Some of the more interesting and must-visit neighbourhoods in Santo Domingo are:

  • Malecon has several gorgeous landmarks and sits close to the beach in Santo Domingo. The old houses, churches, colonial houses and monuments are responsible for Malecon's unique charm.
  • Chu Chu Colonial is a perfect place to discover and understand the long 500-years history of Santo Domingo.
  • Gazcue is where you will experience a suburban atmosphere since it is a residential area with beautiful middle-class houses.
  • Barrio Chino, also known as Chinatown, is a multicultural region with a blend of Chinese and Dominican culture. The area is open to domestic and foreign tourists.
  • Santa Barbara lies on the edge of La Zona Colonial. It is a charming neighbourhood with beautiful graffiti, artistic murals and street art.

What to see and do in Santo Domingo

Here are some of the best attractions and sites to see and do in Santo Domingo:

  • La Zona Colonial is the historical town centre. It is a good place to experience social movement and nightlife. You can also observe art galleries, the National Pantheon and trendy local restaurants.
  • Microteatro Theatre is a beautiful colonial-style theatre, where actors play 15-minute gigs about the Dominican culture, life, relationships and love. You can experience thought-provoking and hilarious jokes from classic plays. It is a perfect venue for special nights out with your family or friends.
  • El Museo de la Resistencia is a museum where you can learn more about the Dominican's history. It has many historical artworks and texts, so you can easily spend hours in this museum. It honours the great men and women who fought against oppression.
  • Los Tres Ojos The Three Eyes National Park is a nature reserve with open-air caves and crystal-clear lakes, which reference the park's 'eyes'. These caves help travellers to understand the ancestral origin of people of Dominican.
  • Mamey Libreria is a book store and art gallery with Dominican art, books and films. The store's design was influenced by Moorish and Spanish culture. It has a café with enjoyable snacks and drinks.

What to eat in Santo Domingo

The country has varied and rich cuisine that has a Spanish influence. Some of the best dishes include mangu, smashed bananas best served with cheese, salami or sautéed onions. The local Dominican favourite is La Bandera, a lunch dish containing meat, red beans, rice and vegetables. Fried empanada is a delightful dough stuffed with cheese, vegetables or meat.

Typical events and festivals in Santo Domingo

Some interesting and important holidays in the Dominican are:

  • Easter: An April holiday on the following Sunday after Good Friday.
  • Christmas: An international holiday in December.
  • Dia de la Altagracia: A celebration in honour of the Dominican's patron saint.
  • Independence Day: It is celebrated on the 27th of February.
  • Fiestas Patronales: A celebration within the smaller communities.
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How to move around in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo has an efficient metro system, including five inter-connected city highways. Most people use public buses or cars to move around in Santo Domingo. The city has well-suited ports and harbours that are great for transit calls and turnarounds. It also has a well-established airport that manages flights from every corner of the world. Alternative transport options are hitchhiking, bicycles and horse carriages.

The climate in Santo Domingo

The climate in Santo Domingo is tropical. The area experiences high temperatures and high humidity, with an annual average of around 27 degrees Celsius. The summer experiences more rain than winter. The weather is pleasant all year round, allowing you to visit Santo Domingo at any given time.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Santo Domingo

The most centrally located hotels in Santo Domingo with the best ratings are: Inn Hodelpa Nicolás De Ovando, Boutique Hotel Palacio and Hotel Gran Europa In The Heart Of Colonial City Completely Renovated.

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in Santo Domingo, the average price per night is 65 , while you will pay an average of 35 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 50 .

You can make reservations at Hotel Sheraton Santo Domingo, Inn Hodelpa Nicolás De Ovando and Hotel Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo, An Ihg if you"re looking for a hotel with valet service for your visit to Santo Domingo.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Santo Domingo, we recommend Hotel Sheraton Santo Domingo, Inn Hodelpa Nicolás De Ovando and Hotel El Embajador, A Royal Hideaway "newly Renovated".

If you´re looking for peace and quiet and want to stay at an adult-only hotel in Santo Domingo, we recommend Hotel Barcelo Santo Domingo.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Santo Domingo are Hotel El Embajador, A Royal Hideaway "newly Renovated", Inn Hodelpa Nicolás De Ovando and Hotel Sheraton Santo Domingo.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Santo Domingo with express check-in and check-out are Hotel Sheraton Santo Domingo, Hotel El Embajador, A Royal Hideaway "newly Renovated" and Hotel Barcelo Santo Domingo.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Santo Domingo are Hotel Sheraton Santo Domingo, Inn Hodelpa Nicolás De Ovando and Hotel El Embajador, A Royal Hideaway "newly Renovated".

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in Santo Domingo, like Hotel El Embajador, A Royal Hideaway "newly Renovated", Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino or Hotel Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo, An Ihg.