• Colonial Zone Santo Domingo


Santo Domingo

Where colonial sites blend with modern ways

The vibrant and cosmopolitan capital is the Dominican Republic’s cultural and economic heart. Filled with an infectious city buzz, architecture and museums, Santo Domingo combines the new world with the old. Here you will find horse-drawn carriages side-by-side with luxury cars, modern office blocks standing tall next to 15th century churches and statues. Head to the UNESCO listed Zona Colonial, home to Columbus’ son’s impressive house, 15th century churches, and historic museums and an open plaza with restaurants, cafes and bars surrounding it all wanting to welcome you in. By night, the city comes even more alive, dance the merengue in the nightclubs along Avenida Venezuela and the boardwalk. Whatever you choose to see and do in this beautiful city, it's the warm hospitality of the locals that will make you go back. 

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Manager

"When i spent a couple days in Santo Domingo, i found the best way to view this wonderful city was on a segway tour. It's fun, quick and in the heat it beats walking".