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Santo Domingo Tours

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Tour Santo Domingo

Welcome to the capital of the Dominican Republic! Santo Domingo de Guzman, at the mouth of the Ozama River, is one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean.

The capital is home to the first cathedral and the first castle in the Americas, both declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Its historical character as the capital of the Indies during the terms of Christopher and Bartholomew Columbus, among others, attracts a million tourists each year.

The population of Santo Domingo is 4 million inhabitants, making it the most populous city in the country and the second most populous in the Caribbean. Its special status within the National District means that it is the seat of the Dominican Republic's parliament, now democratic but formerly occupied by such despot dictators as Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. As you can see, Santo Domingo is a cultural visit without precedent.

A trip to Santo Domingo is worthwhile for families with children, couples or friends, as the possibilities in such a large city are endless. The Colonial Zone, the old historic center of the city, is the perfect place for a cultural experience. Columbus Park is one of the meeting points of the area, and a great place to sit on a terrace and have a drink.

Why shouldn't you miss this tour?

A trip to Santo Domingo is something you can't miss if you want to get to know one of the most vibrant capitals in the Caribbean. The joy of its people, the culture that can be seen in every corner of the city and the Latin rhythm that can be enjoyed in its streets, make the Dominican capital a special place.

Santo Domingo is one of the first cities where the Spanish colony settled. It is of great interest to visit its hidden corners to know and understand its past, present and even its future.

On the other hand, places like the Boca Chica beach or the Tres Ojos Lake, will make you see that not everything in this city is the work of human beings, but that nature also plays a very important role for Dominicans.

So, this is an activity that you cannot miss during your vacations in the Dominican Republic.
👉  From $65

Duration of excursion: 10 hours

Departure time: 07:30 a.m

Hotel pick up

Every day

Itinerary of the Santo Domingo Tour in Dominican Republic

  • 07:30 - We will pick you up at your hotel. Remember that the pick up time depends on the area where you are in Punta Cana.
  • 10:30 - During the day we will visit different places by bus with a guide:
    • Tres Ojos National Park: in its cave you will find one of the most important tourist destinations in the park, the fresh water lake that rests inside.
    • Columbus Lighthouse: monument and museum dedicated to Christopher Columbus, discoverer of the New World.
    • Colonial City: historical and leisure center of Santo Domingo.
  • 13:30 -We will make a stop on our tour to taste the typical Dominican food in a restaurant in downtown Santo Domingo. After lunch we will visit some of the most important buildings in Santo Domingo, for which you will have to buy tickets depending on where you are going to go:
    • Alcazar de Colon or Viceroyal Palace of Don Diego Colon.
    • Cathedral of Santa Maria.
    • Amber Museum.
    • Museum of Rum.
    • Museum of the Royal Houses.
  • 16:00 - Return to Punta Cana.

Most of these places have a fee to get tickets, but this is included with the tour.

On this tour you can take the opportunity to buy some souvenirs in the stores in the historic center of Santo Domingo. George Washington Avenue is a perfect place for this.

* The times indicated above may vary

What can you do on the Santo Domingo tour?

As we have already mentioned, the colonial area of Santo Domingo is the main historical and cultural site of the Dominican Republic.

Nearby is the Conde Street, a pedestrian promenade where there is a wide variety of stores where you can buy souvenirs for your return to Punta Cana. We always recommend our clients to bring cash for these purchases.

This tour, although very urban, also includes nature. In the Tres Ojos National Park you will be able to feel what those first discoverers like Christopher Columbus or his brother Bartholomew Columbus felt when they arrived to port and discovered the nature of Hispaniola. In its interior, three lakes of turquoise waters welcome us in a place that was a settlement of the Taino people.

From here the road will take us directly to the bustle and life of Santo Domingo, where we will begin our visit to the colonial area. The first building that will call your attention will be the cathedral of Santa María la Menor, symbol of the first steps taken by the Catholic Church on the island. From there we can go on to see the Columbus lighthouse or the Museum of Modern Art, but the cultural options are countless among its streets.

Nearby is also the beach of Boca Chica. Just 20 kilometers from the capital, it is the perfect getaway for those who want to enjoy the sun and the beach, with beach bars where music to the rhythm of merengue or salsa accompanied by a good mojito is a Dominican experience like no other.

Many of the places we have named have an entrance fee for the activity. To find out how much the tour costs in total it is best to contact us first.

Recommendations for the tour of Santo Domingo:

The important thing is the desire to know the capital of the Dominican Republic, but we also recommend you to bring the following:

  • Cash to buy souvenirs.
  • Sunscreen.
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