San Pedro de Macoris Attractions

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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'll discover a large selection of beaches to consider, although they are all found in neighboring areas. Click on the name of each beach for more detail concerning that specific 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 place for beach-goers to consider is Real Beach. Real Beach is set on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, in a busy part of the island. Because the beach is surrounded by apartment buildings and hotel properties, the beach can get busy, so it is wise to arrive early to stake your claim.

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 offer a full range of beach choices. For more details about this topic, see this page.


In case you enjoy learning about other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in San Pedro de Macoris.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Museo Regional de Antropologia. It is a part of 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 common landmark for vacationers is Museo de San Pedro de Macoris. It is located within 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 chart below enables you to get more information about some available 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

In case you like to immerse yourself in the historical roots of a foreign place, you might enjoy visiting a historical site while on vacation 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 will experience some other worthwhile sites in this area.

If the functional aspects of life by the sea 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


Travelers can spend some time in 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


The Dominican Republic Casinos

Travelers don't usually go to San Pedro de Macoris for its gambling opportunities, although 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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