Santo Domingo Travel Guide

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Santo Domingo is the vibrant seaside capital of this emerging country. As the Dominican Republic grows up, this city, which for decades has had a cosmopolitan atmosphere and infrastructure that distinguished it from the rest of this island nation, only becomes more sophisticated. It's known throughout the Caribbean for its upscale hotels and restaurants—and certainly for its nightlife. Simply put, it's urbane, historic, and hip.

Hotels

Santo Domingo Hotels

Most of the better hotels are on or near the Malecón, a short taxi ride from the Zona Colonial. But increasingly visitors want to stay in the Zone itself...read more

Restaurants

Santo Domingo Restaurants

Santo Domingo's dining scene is the best in the country and probably as fine a selection of restaurants as you can find anywhere in the Caribbean. If you...read more

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Santo Domingo Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    The Zona Colonial: In one of the most appealing historic districts in the Caribbean, you can check out the Casa Reales, the Alcazar de Colón at... Read more

  • Cruising Into Santo Domingo

    Santo Domingo has two stellar cruise-ship terminals, and has become a growing port for cruise passengers. Despite the sluggish economy, in 2009... Read more

  • Sancocho Dominicano

    The Dominican national dish was traditionally made with seven different meats.The following recipe, which serves eight, is courtesy of Villa... Read more

  • Take Me Down to the Ball Game

    Béisbol is the Domincans' passion, and their pride in it has brought recognition, fame, and fortune to their shores. Try not to miss the opportunity... Read more

  • Amber and Larimar—The D.R.'s Indigenous Gems

    As attractive as precious gems—and increasingly popular for jewelry both here and in France, the mineral larimar looks particularly attractive... Read more

  • Down Under in the Larimar Mines

    A larimar mine is not like any mine you have ever seen, whether in West Virginia or Wales. While the larimar that comes from the mine is beautiful... Read more

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