Dominican Republic’s capital city, Santo Domingo, is the Caribbean’s most diverse destination and, arguably, the most vibrant. The city’s restaurants specialize in gourmet Dominican gastronomyand cuisine from around the world. Boutiques and major chain retailers from the U.S. and Europe have set up shops, and a wealth of museums, galleries and theaters ensure no shortage of cultural experiences.
The Colonial City is one of the most beautiful and romantic areas in all of the Caribbean at night, with beautifully lit restaurants, museums and stone structures dating to the early 1500s. Justforty minutes east of Santo Domingo, visitors can escape to the resort town of Boca Chica.
Further east, Juan Dolio is aslow-paced escape from the energetic capital city for Dominicans and visitors alike. The beach town lies along the Caribbean shoreline with a quiet mainstreet where most hotels and restaurants are located. Two of Dominican Republic’s top golf courses are also located near Juan Dolio making this afavorite getaway with just the right amount of relaxation and recreation nearby.
TABLE OF DISTANCE FROM SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO HOTELS
Santo Domingo Hotels 30 minutes
Boca Chica 40 minutes
Juan Dolio 50 minutes
Punta Cana 2 ½ hours
Puerto Plata 3 ½ hours