One of the oldest cities in the New World, Santo Domingo is the Caribbean's first city. It is a little different than other popular tourist destinations on the island, perhaps most comparable to Old San Juan on Puerto Rico than any other place on Dominican Republic. Tourists will find a living, breathing entity that is the most urban of the cities here, alight with cultural attractions and many activities that center around the history of the island.
Sightseeing is the top activity in Santo Domingo, especially in the Zona Colonial area where there are historic churches, the oldest surviving European church, museums, and government buildings. Shopping, dining, and partying after hours are also popular activities. If you're interested in more adventurous activities and watersports, you may want to sign up for a tour that takes you outside of city limits.
Santo Domingo itslef is a poor place to go diving. However, the convenience of the largest city in the Caribbean means plenty of services, transportation, and information for divers heading elsewhere in the nation. However, if you are set on diving here, you will have some options.
There are a couple of dive services and a small number of dive sites to choose from. Anyone who needs to learn more concerning diving opportunities in this area, can do so on this page.
Like golf? You might be pleased to discover there are several golf courses in this area. The courses in the area are Isabel Villas Golf, Santo Domingo Country Club, and Las Lagunas Country Club. Just click on the course name for a detailed article concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. To read more about golf courses throughout Dominican Republic, check out this page.
If you have some foks who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they'll be interested to know that more than 85 retail stores are located in this area. Click to visit our page regarding shopping in Santo Domingo.
Many visitors spend at least a day soaking in the sights, sounds and culture of Santo Domingo. The area's sights include 37 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Visitors who enjoy natural surroundings will probably enjoy spending some time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To read a more complete discussion of available sightseeing attractions, go to this page.
Review this table for a listing of a firm that will help you enjoy some great sightseeing.
|Nature Tourism Service||(809) 567-1852||Central Santo Domingo||the Dominican Republic|
Going to a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, given the fact that there are 16 different spas in this area. Anyone needing to get more details about this topic can do so here.
If you like playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino||Downtown Santo Domingo||4|
|Dominican Fiesta Hotel||5.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Santo Domingo||7|
|Hotel Santo Domingo||Central Santo Domingo||3|
For instance, Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino has 4 tennis courts for guests to use, so finding an open court typically isn't a problem.
Take a moment to look through this table for information about other activities. to learn more. for information concerning other activities.
|Horse and Dog Racetrack||(809) 596-1100||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Movie Theater||(809) 872-0000||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Movie Theater||(809) 788-2106||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Movie Theater||--||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Movie Theater||(809) 689-6102||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Fine Arts Novo-Centro||Movie Theater||(809) 540-6964||Central Santo Domingo|
|Amusement Arcade||--||Central Santo Domingo|
|Movie Theater||(809) 565-8877||Central Santo Domingo|
|Movie Theater||(809) 598-1147||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Movie Theater||--||5.3 mi. East of Central Santo Domingo|
|Movie Max Domingo||Movie Theater||(809) 621-5556||Central Santo Domingo|
|Movie Theater||(809) 540-6964||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|Movie Theater||(809) 333-8176||Zona Colonial, Central Santo Domingo|
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