Santiago and the Cibao Valley Travel Guide


Plan Your Santiago and the Cibao Valley Vacation

Santiago, which is in the province of the same name, is in the agricultural heart of this developing Caribbean country. The Dominican Republic's second city has a population of some 750,000; it's the intellectual, educational, and cultural center of the region. It's also the economic center of the fertile Cibao Valley, where most of the country's sugar, tobacco, and coffee are grown.


Santiago and the Cibao Valley Hotels

In Santiago you can find a sophisticated city hotel and, near the airport, the laudable American chain-style Hodelpa Garden Court. Camp David Ranch, a more


Santiago and the Cibao Valley Restaurants

Santiago lacks Santo Domingo's vibrant restaurant scene. With the exception of Puerto del Sol, even the city's few fine-dining establishments stick to more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Santiago and the Cibao Valley

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Santiago and the Cibao Valley Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Centro de Leon: Santiago's impressive art museum is worth several hours of your time, and your visit can include lunch and a tour of the replicated... Read more

  • Mask Maker

    Just days before Carnaval, young mask maker Miguel Morine Morte was still working feverishly to finish some masks for a La Vegan troupe. His... Read more

  • A Cigar Family's Charitable Trust

    What you see when you drive the dirt road to Chateau de la Fuente, the tobacco plantation of Arturo Fuente Cigars, looks like a dream vision... Read more

  • Japanese Colonists and Constanza—A Success Story

    In the foreground of a black-and-white photo of the first ship carrying Japanese colonists to their new home in the Dominican Republic in 1956... Read more


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