Probably the most noticed area in Santo Domingo is the Colonial City, also know as the Colonial Zone or Zona Colonial.
Santo Dominigo is the capital city of the Dominican Republic. Known for its stylish and influential charm, Santo Dominigo is a dynaminc city in the Caribbean. You may also hear it called the La Capital—as this is the name by most locals. Here Dominican culture is the strongest,as both old and the new meet. So many wanders can be found here; centuries old architecture and history, large shopping malls, art galleries, an electric nightlife, and a booming culinary scene.
Probably the most noticed area in Santo Domingo is the Colonial City, also know as the Colonial Zone or Zona Colonial. It is the first European settlement of the Americas and was designated as a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. The Colonial Zone is a recommended experience for all travelers. This historic neighborhood consists of a pedestrian-friendly maze of narrow streets brimming with 16th to early 20th century architectural wonders. They lead toward colonial buildings turned museums, shops, hotels, restaurants, and sidewalk cafés. To get to know the area and see it all, its best to hire a private guide who will walk you down the first paved road of the Americas, lead you to the Cathedral, Columbus House, and more.
Although a city, Santo Domingo also owns a vast number of adventures for nature lovers. Enjoy a picnic on the lawns of the National Botanical Garden, the largest in the Caribbean, or stroll down the Malecón at sunset for sea views, people watching, and many beloved monuments and restaurants.
Santo Domingo is bursting with flavors both Dominican and non-Dominican. Recently, it has became a food mega scene with food trucks, fine dining, and original cafes popping up more and more. There is no reason why you can’t taste all the flavors of the world in one place.
For authentic and fantastic Italian cuisine hop on over to Trattoria Martini. If you are in the mood for something simple but still want that gourmet flavor, Man Up & Cook. Fine dining can be met with perfection at Don Pepe . Lastly, checkout many delicious restaurants in the Colonial Zone in front of the Columbus House. They line the area and can be known as restaurant row Zona Colonial.
Have we mentioned the Colonial Zone? Its fascinating architecture, rich history and picture perfect moments are something you can’t miss. Many other adventures await in the capital city of the Dominican Republic. From cooking experiences, guided tours, Parque Indepencia, and many other experiences await. You can also venture over to Boca Chica for diving, snorkeling, and beach time.
If staying in Santo Domingo, CrowdMeeting is your choice of planning travel and accommodations. They are able to book all travels both high-end, adventurous, and for group/events. Hodelpa’s Nicolas de Ovando and Casa del XVI are prominent choices.
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