Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo has it all, a great selection of shops, bars, restaurants, vibrant nightlife and a selection of activities. There are many historical buildings and museums to look at and the shops offer some fantastic bargains on designer clothes. A great resort for families and couples.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is the capital city of the Dominican Republic and is the oldest city in the New World. Santo Domingo has charm with cobbled stone streets, great shops, a variety of restaurants and lively nightlife.

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Santo Domingo Hotels (?)

Antiguo Hotel Europa Photograph of Antiguo Hotel Europa
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The traditional Europa Boutique Hotel is a beautifully decorated hotel that offers a relaxing atmosphere to all it's guests....

Aurora Del Sol Hotel and Casino Photograph of Aurora Del Sol Hotel and Casino
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Popular with those looking for comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities including a casino; perfect for a fun filled and relaxing holiday in the sun....

BQ Santo Domingo Hotel Photograph of BQ Santo Domingo Hotel
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BQ Santo Domingo Hotel is ideal for a Caribbean break in the sun. Couples, families and business users are welcome to stay at the complex....

Barcelo Santo Domingo Hotel Photograph of Barcelo Santo Domingo Hotel
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The traditional Barcelo Santo Domingo is said to be one of the most prestigious hotels in the city, offering a wide selection of amenities and beautiful gardens....

Boutique Palacio Hotel Photograph of Boutique Palacio Hotel
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Situated near the monuments and museums, the Boutique Palacio Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the many wonders on offer in the area....

Courtyard Hotel Photograph of Courtyard Hotel
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The courtyard Hotel offers it's guests a wide range of amenities in a central location, ideal for a relaxing holiday....

Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo Photograph of Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo
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This attractive upmarket hotel provides a welcoming atmosphere and luxurious service which makes it the ideal even the most discerning traveller....

Dominican Fiesta Casino Hotel Photograph of Dominican Fiesta Casino Hotel
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With a vast selection of amenities, the Dominican Fiesta Casino Hotel will certainly provide a comfortable base for an enjoyable holiday....

El Napolitano Hotel Photograph of El Napolitano Hotel
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Close to the entertainment venues and amenities of the city centre, The El Napolitano Hotel is perfect for those looking for a relaxing holiday....

Frances Santo Domingo MGallery Hotel Photograph of Frances Santo Domingo MGallery Hotel
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The Frances Santo Domingo Hotel is a 16th century colonial mansion set in the heart of the colonial and historical area of the city. The hotel is charming and is close to the main historical sites an...

Hilton Santo Domingo Hotel Photograph of Hilton Santo Domingo Hotel
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This elegant Santo Domingo hotel offers first class comforts combined with excellent service and a warm welcome ensuring an enjoyable stay....

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The Hispaniola Casino Hotel offers high quality service and quality with a variety of amenities on it's doorstep....

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Things to See

Santo Domingo is steeped in history and there are many historical sights to see.

The Plaza de la Cultura offers dozens of museums with a large park where guests can stroll between the two. In the Naco part of town is the Museo Bellapart which offers the best collections of Dominican contemporary art.

Not to be missed is the Columbus Lighthouse which is in the shape of a cross and was constructed to mark the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival. Close by is the Los Tres Ojos and National Aquarium. Los Tres Ojos is a 50 foot cave with three lagoons .

Sports enthusiasts may wish to visit the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Centre and the Mirador del Este Sports Park where International competitions are held throughout the year. Basketball, horse riding, golf and go-karting can also be enjoyed.

Festivals

There are two main festivals throughout the year; the annual Merengue Festival in the summer (end of July) and the carnival which takes place during the whole of February.

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