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 a large number of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to that particular stretch of sand.

Punta Torrecillas Beach: Punta Torrecillas Beach is located near the mouth of the Ozama River, and juts out from the coast like a finger pointing west. The beach enjoys soft, tan colored sand, deep blue waters, and is lined with trees.

Another option worth considering 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.

Santo Domingo and the surrounding areas have a nice selection of beaches. For more in formation concerning beaches available, click this link.

Landmark Attractions

Museo Mundo De Ambar

One popular destination is Museo Mundo De Ambar. It is located within 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.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Museo Bellapart. It is found in 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.

These examples are just some of the options worth consideration Make your way to this article dedicated to other sites worth seeing in this area if you want to get more details.

Natural Attractions

Jardín Botánico Nacional

Jardín Botánico Nacional is one of the most enjoyable outdoor tourist attractions. 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.

Plaza De Espana is a second outdoor attraction you might enjoy. 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.

Santo Domingo includes quite a few other choices. Use this link to view our article about natural attractions in Santo Domingo.


In the mood for some action? Guests hoping to try their luck will find lots of venues where they can do so in this area.

Atlantis World Casino, part of Crown Plaza InterContinetal Santo Domingo, is located in downtown Santo Domingo. Atlantis World Casino is a comfortable, and perhaps even romantic spot. Designed to look like an old world gaming room, the casino recommends you dress business casual or better.

If you like to play the slots, you should check out Jaragua Casino. The party never stops at Renaissance Jaragua Casino, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Barceló Santo Domingo Casino has a selection of games for patrons to enjoy, including Blackjack, Blackjack - Multi Action, Poker, Poker - 3 card, and Poker - Pai Gow. Located at the Barceló Santo Domingo, the casino gives guests the opportunity to test out their poker face with a whopping 15 table games. These include six black jack, six roulette, and three poker tables.

These are just some of the available options. Make your way to this page dedicated to gaming in Santo Domingo if you need more information.


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