Attractions in San Pedro de Macoris

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Situated rather close to the capital of Santo Domingo, San Pedro de Mocoris is a city of cultural importance.   The town is home to a thriving university, has several museums, and a historic lighthouse that reminds visitors of how dangerous sailing through local waters can be when there is no light to guide you.  Natural attraction are not favored directly in town, but you can spend your days relaxing on the sandy shores of local beaches.


Real Beach

You will discover an abundance of beaches to consider, though they are all located in neighboring areas. You can click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that particular location.

Villa del Mar Beach: Villa del Mar features white sand and navy blue water. The shore is lined with trees and baked by hotel properties.

A second place for beach-goers to consider is Real Beach. Real Beach is located off Caretta Nueva.

Juan Dolio Beach: A nice place to relax, Juan Dolio offers visitors a gorgeous beach and the opportunity to explore some of the areas best natural attractions in the region, such as rivers, caves, and off-shore islands. The beach is often called one of the nicest within the vicinity of Santo Domingo, so you know a day planned at Juan Dolio will be a pleasurable one.

Nearby areas have many other beaches. To visit our detailed page about beaches, visit this page.


If you enjoy expanding your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in San Pedro de Macoris.

Many travelers choose to visit Museo Regional de Antropologia. It is situated at Universidad Central del Este and located in San Pedro de Macoris. The museum is open Monday through Friday, though there are no regular business hours. If you wish to stop by to view the exhibits, you will need to contact the university and make the appointment.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Museo de San Pedro de Macoris. It is found in the heart of San Pedro de Macoris. This small museum is a collaboration of locals' attempts to preserve the historical heritage of San Pedro de Macoris. Set in a Great House over one-hundred years old, the museum features a collection of artifacts and exhibits of an earlier town.

The table below offers more details on some the museums available in the area.

Museums In San Pedro de Macoris
Name Phone Location
Museo Regional de Antropologia (809) 529-3562 ext. 319 0.3 mi. South of Central San Pedro de Macoris
Museo de San Pedro de Macoris (809) 529-1078 Central San Pedro de Macoris

Historical Sites

Do you enjoy exploring the history of the places you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit a historical site while vacationing in San Pedro de Macoris.

Historic Sites In San Pedro de Macoris
Name Type Phone Location Island
Morey Building Historical Site -- Central San Pedro de Macoris Hispaniola

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors may enjoy some other worthwhile landmarks in San Pedro de Macoris.

If the more functional aspects of life by the sea interest you, you should consider visiting Faro Punta Pescadero. Estbalished sometime around 1894, this lighthouse has protected passing ships from the coast for over a century. Still in use today, visitors at night may see the beacon doing its nightly ritual.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In San Pedro de Macoris
Name Type Location Island
Faro Punta Pescadero Lighthouse 2.0 mi. South of Central San Pedro de Macoris Hispaniola


Vacationers can enjoy a park in San Pedro de Macoris.

Parks In San Pedro de Macoris
Name Type Location Island
Parque Duarte San Pedro De Macoris Park Central San Pedro de Macoris Hispaniola


Dominican Republic Casinos

Travelers do not usually come to San Pedro de Macoris for its gambling opportunities, but there is one such place nearby, Coral Costa Caribe American Casino. The casino at Coral Costa Caribe, called the American Casino, is the only one for miles, but that's okay because the exciting atmosphere is enough to keep you enthralled for hours. Start your night at the slots, have a couple of drinks (which are free, along with snacks, for gamers), and work your way over to the game tables where you might just win big.


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