Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic and a UNESCO world heritage site, is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas and one of the most popular cities in the Caribbean. The city is a mix of old world charm and modern Latin flair. Its medieval palaces and fortresses mix with nightlife and shopping to rival any modern city in the world.
Within an hour east of Santo Domingo, visitors can escape to the resort town of Boca Chica, known as the capital’s beach town. Boca Chica’s beaches are a family favorite for their coral reef-protected lagoon, shallow waters and soft powdery sand lapped by turquoise waters. The area is surrounded by a variety of seafood restaurants, charming hotels, fun shops, exquisite beaches and boasts perfect weather for sailing.
Tourism activities include:
- The Cathedral of Santo Domingo
- The Ozama Fort,
- The Palace of Fine Arts
- Barrio Chino
- The Santo Domingo Botanical Gardens