288
trips planned in the last hour
8.9
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Santiago de los Caballeros trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Santiago de los Caballeros

3.8

First Santiago of the Americas

Founded in 1496 by Christopher Columbus' brother, Santiago de los Caballeros was among the very first European settlements in the Americas, which explains its nickname: "First Santiago of the Americas." Today, the city represents one of the Western Hemisphere's major financial, cultural, and industrial centers. For visitors on vacation in Santiago de los Caballeros, the city provides an ideal urban base for exploring the north-central section of the country. While Santiago boasts Spanish-style buildings that appeal to architecture buffs, the surrounding area features large sugar mills, tobacco plantations, and small settlements ideal for visitors interested in seeing how ordinary Dominicans live, work, and play. Santiago de los Caballeros is in Santiago Province. Plan your visit to Santiago de los Caballeros and other destinations in Dominican Republic using our Dominican Republic online trip builder .
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Santiago de los Caballeros

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

View all >
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Santiago de los Caballeros

4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Santiago de los Caballeros

4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Santiago de los Caballeros

4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

1.3
Duration: 4​h
1.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Parks in Santiago de los Caballeros

4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
2.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Where to stay in Santiago de los Caballeros

For a relatively large city by Caribbean standards, Santiago de los Caballeros is surprisingly light on accommodations. Your best bet is to look along Avenida Las Carreras, where you can choose from a mid-range hotel and a few bed and breakfasts. You can also find a few business-oriented hotels north of the center, in Residencial Claribel.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Santiago de los Caballeros

31 days in Europe, Caribbean & United States BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, teens, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Dominican Republic BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Kansas City & Santiago de los Caballeros BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Dominican Republic BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Santiago de los Caballeros BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Santiago de los Caballeros BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Santiago de los Caballeros BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Santiago de los Caballeros & Miches BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Santiago de los Caballeros BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Santiago de los Caballeros BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Santiago de los Caballeros BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Santiago de los Caballeros BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans