Santiago and the Cibao Valley Places

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Santiago

Getting Here and Around

It's easy to get around town via taxis, which are more prevalent (and safer) than motoconchos. A relaxing and popular way to see the sights of Santiago is on a horse-and-buggy ride. This is definitely slow travel, but it's very atmospheric to be closer to street level and not locked up in a bus or taxi. You get a real sense of what life must have been life in a more genteel era. Horse-and-buggy drivers congregate around both Duarte Park and the Heroes Monument. Expect to pay about $20 for a 30-minute ride (bargain for $15 if your Spanish can manage it) and settle on the price before you start trotting.

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