Hotels in Santo Domingo
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Santo Domingo 502 m from city centre
Hotel Jade is located in Santo Domingo, a 10-minute drive from the city’s popular Colonial Zone. It offers free WiFi and...
Osiris Colonial Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo 931 m from city centre
Osiris Colonial Santo Domingo is located in the Zona Colonial district of Santo Domingo, a 7-minute walk from Montesinos,...
Adriano S Aparta
Santo Domingo 6.8 km from city centre
Featuring a bar, Adriano's Apartahotel is located in Santo Domingo in the Santo Domingo Province region, 6 miles from Puerto...
Caribbean Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo 1.3 km from city centre
Located in Santo Domingo and with Guibia reachable within a 14-minute walk, Caribbean Hotel Santo Domingo provides express...
Santo Domingo 5.9 km from city centre
Located in Santo Domingo, 5 miles from Mercado Modelo, Aparta-estudio completo. Features views of the mountain. The property...
Santo Domingo 893 m from city centre
Direction to the Property from Airport SDQ - Las AmÃ©ricas Airport, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1. Head toward...
Santo Domingo 3.7 km from city centre
Offering a restaurant and located only 2 minutes’ walk from Santo Domingo Beachfront Promenade, Hotel Santander SD features...
Tourism in Santo Domingo
The first European city in the Americas, it was founded at the end of the 15th century a few years after the discovery of America by Columbus. The Dominican Republic is located on the island of Española and shares its territory with the neighboring state of Haiti. The city has strong colonial roots, as it was founded by Bartholomew Columbus. Since then it experienced sustained growth until the end of the 20th century when the development of tourism spurred the creation of infrastructures that have since led to an increase in population and an improvement in social status all over the island; an economy that relies on tourists seeking sand and sun.
Santo Domingo and the entire Dominican republic count on two key factors for tourism; the first and less important one is the colonial origin of the capital of the Republic, still seen in important buildings such as the Cathedral Primada de America, " Museo de las Casas Reales", the Monastery of San Francisco, the Palace of Columbus and the Church of the Dominican Convent. Other points of interest in the city are Boca Beach and the Fortress of Ozama. Due to all this, the city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
However, the Domican Republics strongest touristic attraction is its well-developed beach tourism, especially in such places as the internationally known beaches of Punta Cana. The main tourist areas are divided into Puerto Plata, also known as the Amber Coast. Santiago and the Cibao, where the main plantations of the country are found, specialize in tobacco. La Romana and Bayahibe, villas alternate with modest country homes, while in the fishing town of Bayahibe there is one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, Playa Dominicus. Punta Cana and Bavaro, places for relaxing and having fun, is one of the zones that are most sought-after by Europeans. And in Samaná you will find one of the countrys most beautiful national parks. With its rich gastronomy, pleasant conversations, dreamy landscapes and all the relaxation in the world, the Dominican Republic is one of the most desired vacation destinations in the world.