Santo Domingo Attractions

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Santo Domingo is the capital city of the Dominican Republic, but it is also the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in the New World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  This means that you'll find a new landmark at every corner, and be able to learn about local culture and heritage just by walking down the streets.  Old and new mix when the sun goes down, because this town has a hopping nightlife that includes several casinos.  


You'll discover several beaches to visit in and around the area. Just click on the beach names for detailed information about that specific beach.

Punta Torrecillas Beach: Punta Torrecillas Beach is accessible via Av Espana.

Another option to consider is Montesinos Beach. Montesinos Beach is located just off Paseo Presidente Billini.

Guibia Beach: Located on the South Coast of the Dominican Republic, Guibia Beach is a popular surfing beach on the island. In fact, it was one of the first places that modern surfing was introduced to the islands.

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Landmark Attractions

Museo Mundo De Ambar

One popular destination is Museo Mundo De Ambar. It is found in Zona Colonial, in central Santo Domingo. Each piece of amber at the museum has a data card within information about when it hardened and what fossilized inside it.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Museo Bellapart. It is found within central Santo Domingo. There are 2,000 pieces in the permanent collection which provides a complete overview of the historic and current arts scene in the Dominican Republic. Some pieces date back as far as the 1890s and cover mediums such as paint, sculpture, print, and drawing.

Larimar Museum: The Larimar Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Natural Attractions

Jardín Botánico Nacional

Jardín Botánico Nacional is one of the local attractions that's popular with visitors. <p>Few things are more relaxing than a stroll through a well-kept garden on a nice day. Jardín Botánico Nacional is the largest botanical garden in Latin America, giving guests plenty of time and space to wander and enjoy.</p>

Plaza De Espana is a second local attraction you might like. <p>Plaza De Espana is a historic plaza that runs in front of Don Diego Columbus's former residence, as well as numerous shops and restaurants. The plaza is bordered by what were once the ramparts that walled the city in.</p>

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Looking for some action? Travelers who'd like to try their luck will have quite a few places to go in this area.

Jaragua Casino offers dining on-site, which provides added convenience before or after you hit the gaming floor. The party never stops at Renaissance Jaragua Casino, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you're simply looking to play a few slots, consider heading to Barceló Santo Domingo Casino. The casino is open from noon through 5:00 am.

Aurora del Sol Casino provides a collection of games for patrons to try out, including Bingo, Blackjack, and Poker. There is a real possibility that you can win big when you spend an evening on the town at Aurora del Sol Casino. Not only are slots and poker favorite games at this spot, but they also host Bingo nights, a favorite amongst vacationers in the Dominican Republic.

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