Santo Domingo is a fabulous mix of sixteenth century dwellings, imposing late medieval palaces and fortresses, set amidst a refreshingly non-geometric street-grid. The city was recognized as the cradle of European civilization in the New World and UNESCO has declared the Colonial City to be a world heritage site.
During the day, we will visit many important sights including the Fina Arts Palace, the National Theatre, the Presidential Palace, etc.
At the Colonial Zone we take a walk around the first buildings of the Americas, such as The Cathedral, Calle la Damas, and The Alcazar de Colon. At the expansive Plaza España, framed by the Palace of Columbus, the Casas Reales Museum and the 17th century sundial, the sidewalk cafés come to life as a place where locals and visitors meet. A typical Dominican lunch is served in the best Restaurant of typical food in the Colonial Zone with a wide variety of food and a spectacular demonstration of Dominican Folklore. Afterwards we have time for shopping at the main shopping street El Conde before we head back to the hotel.
On the way back, we will make a quick stop at Columbus Plaza in La Romana for last minute shopping and a bathroom break.
- Round-trip transportation from your hotel (driving time each way from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo is about 2 hours15 min)
- Tour guide
- Entrance Fees
What to bring:
- Cash for shopping, souvenirs & snacks
- Comfortable clothes