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.

Beaches

Real Beach

You will find a large number of beaches to consider, although all of them are found just outside of San Pedro de Macoris. Click on each beach name to get additional information concerning that beach.

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.

Another option for beach-goers to consider is Real Beach. Real Beach is located off Caretta Nueva.

Juan Dolio Beach: Calle Principal runs parallel to Juan Dolio. Exit off the main road onto a dirt road which takes you right up to the sand.

These are just some of the available options. If you're interested, you can find more details by clicking on this link.

Museums

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

One popular destination is Museo Regional de Antropologia. It is situated at Universidad Central del Este and found in San Pedro de Macoris. The small museum in collaboration with the University in San Pedro de Macoris features a collection of Taino artifacts that guests can explore and learn about.

Another landmark worth visiting is Museo de San Pedro de Macoris. It is located in the heart of San Pedro de Macoris. Visitors to the museum will be able to explore the vast collection of old relics from telephones and cash registers to pictures, pans, weapons, and really anything and everything else. The only theme that the museum sticks to is "this is from San Pedro de Macoris,".

The following table provides you with some key facts concerning a few museums in San Pedro de Macoris.

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

Like learning about the history of foreign countries? If so, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your time 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

Vacationers will explore some other worthwhile local attractions in San Pedro de Macoris.

If the nitty gritty aspects of maritime life interest you, you might want to visit Faro Punta Pescadero. Visitors will be able to go on-site of the lighthouse, but will be unable to actually climb up it.

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

Parks

Visitors can spend some time in the local 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

Casinos

Dominican Republic Casinos

Travelers don't generally come to San Pedro de Macoris to find gambling, but there is one such place nearby, Coral Costa Caribe American Casino. <p>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.</p>

 

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