Malecon, Santo Domingo

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Take a stroll by the ocean along Malecon, the capital's famous promenade. See historic sites, such as remnants of the old city walls and a 17th-century fort, snapping photos of the old buildings against the sparkling blue backdrop as you go. Now an entertainment and commercial center, the waterfront strip boasts some of the capital's leading restaurants and live music venues. Unfortunately, it also represents something of a missed opportunity for the city, with too many areas used as rubbish dumps, and relentless traffic during the week. Malecon is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Santo Domingo Edition.
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  • Visit the city of santo domingo I recommend to visit the Boardwalk so that you can appreciate part of the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and facilities hotel, restaurants and other businesses that are located in the area
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  • The city's waterfront promenade that skirts the big hotels with several entertainment spots with playground. bars and restaurants. Blue ocean but near the rocks is full of rubbish. Too bad!
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  • I like to go to the malecon center walk or do bike and I like what there are police officers that leaves me a little quiet
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