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 several beaches to consider visiting, though all of them are located nearby. Just click on the name of the beach for a detailed guide to that individual beach.

Villa del Mar Beach: Villa del Mar Beach is accessible off Carretta Nueva.

Another option that beach-goers can consider is Real Beach. This beach forms into a half moon shape. It has white sand and turquoise waters, and is dotted by coconut palms. An apartment complex separates the shore from the nearest road.

Juan Dolio Beach: Juan Dolio is a splendid stretch of soft white sand and cool blue water. This beach is centrally located near the capital, airport, and several other popular beaches on the southeast side of the Dominican Republic.

These are merely a few of the available options. To learn about more beaches available, see this page.


Assuming you like to expand your knowledge of other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Museo Regional de Antropologia. It is found within Universidad Central del Este and situated in San Pedro de Macoris. At the bottom of the University Library, the museum if primarily academic, so you can expect to find plenty of information on the pieces you see. In addition to the Taino relics, the museum also has several colorful Carnival costumes that are has fascinating as the old centuries-old Taino finds.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Museo de San Pedro de Macoris. It is found 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 table just below shows more details concerning a few 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

Do you enjoy exploring the history of places you visit? If yes, you might want to visit a historical site during your stay.

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

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests may experience some other intriguing sites to visit in this area.

If the more functional aspects of life by the sea intrigue you, you should think about seeing 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 experience 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


Dominican Republic Casinos

Vacationers do not generally stay in San Pedro de Macoris to find gambling, although there is one such venue 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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