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Santo Domingo

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Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World. The former seat of the Spanish colonial empire in the Americas, the city boasts a tremendous cultural legacy while maintaining a vibrant atmosphere and a carefree, Caribbean vibe. On a tour of Santo Domingo, you can wander the cobblestone streets of the Colonial Zone, a World Heritage Site, and discover the historic remnants of the past, enjoy a cocktail on the shimmering waterfront, or explore the staggering amount of museums, parks, shops, and restaurants that add to the appeal of this bustling city. Whether you only want to go to Santo Domingo, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly Dominican Republic trip builder.
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Where to stay in Santo Domingo

Competition keeps prices in Santo Domingo competitive, with an excellent selection of accommodations catering to guests of all tastes and budgets. Zona Colonial offers by far the best choices, with a smorgasbord of hostels and bed and breakfasts lining the capital's well-preserved central streets. From there, you'll enjoy easy access to the best attractions in Santo Domingo, as well as the beach and the river. Look southwest along Avenida George Washington to stay at a higher-end hotel with views over the water.
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