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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Santo Domingo de Guzmán, better known as Santo Domingo, is the capital and most populated province of the Dominican Republic. It was founded in 1498 by Bartolomé Colon, brother of the renowned Christopher Columbus. Therefore, this city is full of History, both in its streets, as in its majestic museums and architectural monuments from this colonial era.

At present it is one of the main destinations in the country with the largest flow of tourists from all over the world, since it not only takes you and tells about its past, but also gives you the opportunity to know large modern structures such as luxurious hotels, shopping centers and buildings.

Where is Santo Domingo located?

Here you can see where is Santo Domingo on the map. It is located in the Ozama Region and has a land area of ​​1,302.2 km².

It limits to the North with the Monte Plata province, to the East with the San Pedro de Macorís province. To the South with the Caribbean Sea and to the West with the San Cristóbal province.

How is Santo Domingo

This city is beautiful and as we said before, Santo Domingo is full of history. As the capital of the Dominican Republic, here you will find large buildings, shopping centers, long avenues, and many attractions.

Santo Domingo is a mix between colonial and modern era, and it also has fantastic beaches. So if you are looking for a city where you can learn about culture, history, people, beaches, this city is definitely for you.

Santo Domingo nightlife

Santo Domingo Airport

Here you can see where is Santo Domingo on the map. It is located in the Ozama Region and has a land area of ​​1,302.2 km².

It limits to the North with the Monte Plata province, to the East with the San Pedro de Macorís province. To the South with the Caribbean Sea and to the West with the San Cristóbal province.

Las Americas airport terminals

Las Americas International Airport has two terminals, South terminal (A) and North terminal (B).

South Terminal (A): 

This is the old one, and it has 3 levels. The 1st one you will see baggage claim and rental car services. The 2nd one is about exit and services such as food, drink and stores. And the 3rd one you will find restaurants, and other services.

North Terminal (B):

This one shares some levels with the South terminal A. The 1st level you will see baggage claim and rental car services. The 2nd one you will find a VIP lounge and a private lounge for business passengers. And, the last one for services such as ATM, exchange money, restaurants, and pharmacy.

Services

In Las Americas airport you will find services such as: restaurants, stores, pharmacy, exchange money, rental car and transportations to your accommodations.

Things to do in Santo Domingo out of the hotel

Santo Domingo has a wide variety of activities to do such as: visiting the aquarium, internationally recognized natural parks, enjoying Dominican cuisine in various restaurants, buggy rides, bicycles and trikes through the colonial zone, which will allow you to observe every corner of the city.

Tours in Santo Domingo

Is Santo Domingo safe?

Santo Domingo is a safe city, but it all depends on where you staying. However, we recommend you always be careful. On other hand, go out with the necessary stuff and money.

How much from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana?

There are several ways to go to Punta Cana from Santo Domingo.

If you go by bus, it will cost 500 DOP (almost 10 USD). Instead, if you prefer travel in a luxury private car, that will cost 250 USD. Also, you can rent a Van if you are many people, and that will cost 209 USD.

However, we invite you to check out our shuttles services and choose the best it works for you.

How much does it cost to go to Santo Domingo?

That depends on how many days you will be there. If you already are in Dominican Republic and you just go in a round trip to explore and know the city, that will cost around  200 USD + shuttles services.

However, you can write us trough our contact page and we can arrange a special full day trip to Santo Domingo.

what is santo domingo currency?

The Dominican peso (DOP or RD$). You can exchange money from the airport, bank or exchange house which we recommend due to the best prices. Currently, 1 USD is equal to 57,05 DOP.

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