Activities in Santo Domingo

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 Diving

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.


Dominican Republic Golf

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.


Arte Berri

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.


Museo Mundo De Ambar

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.

Sightseeing Services In Santo Domingo
Name Type Phone Location Island
Explora Ecotour 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.


Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino

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.

Accommodations with Tennis In Santo Domingo
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 check
Hotel Santo Domingo Central Santo Domingo 3 check

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.

Other Activities

Take a moment to look through this table for information about other activities. to learn more. for information concerning other activities.

Other Activities In Santo Domingo
Name Type Phone Location
Agencia Hapica Yarisa Horse and Dog Racetrack (809) 596-1100 Downtown Santo Domingo
Broadway 8 Movie Theater (809) 872-0000 Downtown Santo Domingo
Cinema Centro Dominicano, S A Movie Theater (809) 788-2106 Downtown Santo Domingo
Cinema Centro Malecon Movie Theater -- Downtown Santo Domingo
Cinemateca Movie Theater (809) 689-6102 Downtown Santo Domingo
Fine Arts Novo-Centro Movie Theater (809) 540-6964 Central Santo Domingo
Fun Zone Amusement Arcade -- Central Santo Domingo
Hollywood Diamond Movie Theater (809) 565-8877 Central Santo Domingo
Milagros Clases De Teatro Movie Theater (809) 598-1147 Downtown Santo Domingo
Movie Center Entertainment Movie Theater -- 5.3 mi. East of Central Santo Domingo
Movie Max Domingo Movie Theater (809) 621-5556 Central Santo Domingo
Plaza Central Cinemas, S A Movie Theater (809) 540-6964 Downtown Santo Domingo
Rincón Del Cine Movie Theater (809) 333-8176 Zona Colonial, Central Santo Domingo

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