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City break in Santo Domingo. Active leisure ideas for Santo Domingo - attractions, recreation and nightlife

1st Western Church in New World After the exploration tour though the historical landmarks tourists will love to visit local entertainment establishments which will stun foreign guests with various programs and original approach. Tourists are recommended to visit the National Aquarium and estimate a presented collection of sea world inhabitants. Its visitors will find bright fishes and slow sea turtles, starfish of breathtaking beauty and other sea creatures will be of great interest for the youngest visitors of the aquarium. Close to the aquarium tourists will find a small cozy café equipped with an open air terrace being a perfect place to rest and to enjoy a marvelous panoramic view of the seaside.
1. Tourists arriving at the Las Americas airport may opt for taxi booking service. A taxi car can be ordered in advance prior to the flight. A cost of a service will be about 35USD. A trip … Open
The same interesting and engaging entertainment will be a tour through the National Zoological Park. One of its main features is an original design of enclosures. A part of the park is taken with a marvelous garden. Its main decoration is a huge clock made of flowers. All the year round the city of Santo Domingo invites its guests to visit perfect beach areas being excellent destinations for sunbathing and sport attractions.
The most beautiful coastal area is considered to be the Juan Dolio Guayacanes beach which is embraced with wild greenery of virgin nature. Any moment the beach recreation may be altered to a hiking tour through scenic nature areas. Another popular coastal destination among foreign guests is the Boca Chica beach being the most visited and buzzing beach area of the resort. Copyright
The famous voyage of Christopher Columbus was marked by the arrival of his ship at the shores of the New World. It is the land of Santo Domingo that keeps the memory and centuries-old … Open
Those tourists looking for private rest and serene nature areas should visit the Catalina island. This is a dream nature nook which will be of great pleasure to visit as for beach recreation fans so for hiking enthusiasts. The city of Santo Domingo offers its guests to visit Agua Splash Caribe Parque Acuatico being an excellent water park which will be a perfect place for a family visit and recreation. The park features various attractions and playing grounds for children of all ages as well as lounge terraces and a large water pool for adults.
Alcázar Colón Close Up Among theme parks of the tourist destination the Happyland park is best worth visiting. The park is focused on the youngest visitors. Elder children will better love the Funtastico entertainment center. The city will be of great interest for nightlife enthusiasts. At nightfall a major part of tourists opts for night clubs and dance floors. True gamblers should necessarily visit the Coral Hamaca gambling house which apart from hundreds of games and slot machines offering a chance to try one’s luck presents its visitors a great entertainment program. The most popular nightclubs and night establishments are located close to the city center with the Guacara Taina night club being the most visited one. The Secretos bar will be of great interest for calm repose fans.
Modern culinary traditions of Santo Domingo present a unique fusion of African and European cuisines’ trends and cooking technologies. Local restaurants offer as traditional European … Open
In addition to the above-mentioned casino Coral Hamaca, there are several other places accessible to tourists that will delight gamblers: Kviar Lounge & Casino Santo Domingo and Casino Napolitano. In addition to slot machines, guests to the Kviar Casino will appreciate the music concerts which are frequently held here, and Casino Napolitano will be loved by visitors for its cheerful environment. You can also play slots here. Those wishing to see theatrical performances should go to the art cafe Microteatro Santo Domingo or Centro Cultural de Espana Santo Domingo, where you can get closer acquainted with the local culture. Fine music concerts are held in Casa de Teatro art café. The culinary studio Traveling Spoon invites visitors to have a wonderful time in a family-friendly environment and at the same time learn how to cook.
It will be interesting to visit the entertainment center Pekepolis together with young tourists. The uniqueness of this place is that they (kids) can feel like adults here, trying the role of firefighters, police officers, and doctors. Adults can relax too in the local café and forget all their worries – thus swapping places with their kids. Another interesting place in the city is the beautifully decorated oceanarium Aquamundo Sambil, where the incredible diversity of the marine world is represented. The most popular attraction among aquarium visitors is a large glass grotto with rays and sharks located directly above visitors. Rancho Michelle is considered a charming place, inhabited by raccoons, deer, pheasants, flamingos, and goats.
Many tourists aim to visit the resort city of Santo Domingo in late February as exactly in this period the city holds scale and the most interesting ethnic holiday being the Carnival. The … Open
We recommend that you visit the beautiful rope town of Zipline Park if you want to have a good time climbing the cable car through obstacles. In addition to the cable car, visitors can enjoy paintball and zipline. Then again, you can also play paintball as a team at the Don Pepe club. Golf enthusiasts will find it interesting to visit Santo Domingo Country Club, the best golf center there is. Besides the great game, visitors can enjoy a pleasant atmosphere in the pool and in the sunbathing area. The final touch will be a visit to the local bar. Other activities that outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate include eco-tours along picturesque environment of the city, jeep safaris, and flights in a hot air balloon.
The arenas of Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez and Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal will complement your stay in Dominica’s capital with a spectacular view of major sporting events. It is worth noting that even those who do not consider themselves fans of sports will like it here – the general atmosphere of fun is transmitted to them. The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema is the most popular cinema in Santo Domingo – this is where those who are expecting a new movie. Among the entertainment complexes, it is worth mentioning Sebelen, where tourists can engage in bowling, as well as Mission Escape, here you can become an escape-quest participant. Forget about everything and talk slowly on any topic – is this sometimes not enough for happiness? It is possible to do this in a beautiful antique café called Sand Box.
The city of Santo Domingo is a perfect destination for those tourists giving preference to different excursions and exploration of historical sites. The city was established in 1496. Its … Open
Natur’Elle Beauty and Thai Massage represent the best spas in the Dominican capital. Visitors can enjoy here wonderful relaxing atmosphere and wellness treatments including massages. The green zone Parque Mirador Sur City Parks and Mirador del Norte Park are the best places in the city when we talk about taking a walk or riding a bicycle. Merengue Club and Sabina Bar Zona Colonial are the most colorful clubs in Santo Domingo, where folk dances and music are often performed. The Onno’s Zona Colonial Bar is also a tourist attraction, perfectly decorated in the colonial style. If you want to dance away the night, you should go to the Mamma Club. Cigar clubs are one of the symbols of the Dominican Republic, the best in the city is considered to be the club, Arturo Fuente.
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National and city parks around Santo Domingo
♥   National Park 'Sierra de Neyba' , 8.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Valle Nuevo' , 98.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Armando Bermúdez' , 144.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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