Santiago and the Cibao Valley Feature

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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 cigar factory, circa 1900.

Head to the water: An excursion to the Dominican Republic's mountainous Cordillera Central can include white-water rafting and visits to waterfalls.

Exploring Santiago: The relatively slow-paced city has an impressive district of buildings, a few from the Colonial era and a number from Victorian times. Spanish ancestry is more apparent here than anywhere else in the country

Carnaval in Santiago or La Vega: Carnival in Santiago or La Vega is one of the quintessential Dominican experiences. It's wild, but if you have the right spirit, it can be a fun, memorable party.

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