Top 19 Things to do in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic, is home to over 2 million inhabitants. This once European colony sits in the middle of the Caribbean ocean and features a number of white sand beaches and wonderful resorts. Any tourist will enjoy the diversity Santo Domingo has to offer and the variety of Santo Domingo activities available.

Altos de Chavon & Las Maravillas Cave Tour
Start your excursion with a trip to Las Maravillas Cave and hear about the original cave dwellers, the Taino Indians. Then spend the remainder of your day meandering through the 16th-century village replica, Altos de Chavon. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$165
per person

Bocana Beach Day
Head just 40 minutes west of Santo Domingo to the coastal city of Boca Chica. After a ride on an air-conditioned bus, take time to relax in the sun and swim in the warm Caribbean waters during your day at... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities

4 hours

Free cancellation

$89
per person

Catalina Island Beach & Snorkeling
Located just off the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Catalina Island is the perfect spot to get away for the day. Go sunbathing on the beach, snorkel among the reefs, and enjoy an authentic Dominican lunch during your day... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities

10 hours

Free cancellation

$175
per person

Chocolate Tour
Discover the fascinating world of chocolate as industry experts guide you through the process of turning cocoa beans into delicious chocolate. Along the way taste hot cocoa, have lunch, and get a chance to make your own chocolate bar. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$159
per person

Full Day on Saona Island
Venture just a few miles of the coast of La Romana to spend a day on the tropical island of Saona. Relax on the beach while sipping a cocktail, roam through the idyllic nature preserve, and step into the warm... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities

12 hours

Free cancellation

$175
per person

Hop-on Hop-off Bar Tour in the Colonial Zone
Delve into a night full of surprises as you barhop through the hottest night clubs in Santo Domingo's historic Colonial Zone. Dance, drink, and party with fellow travelers and locals as you enjoy hop-on hop-off access to some of the... Read More

Categories: Restaurants & Nightlife

5 hours

Free cancellation

$50
per person

Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
See the major points of interest in Santo Domingo with a convenient bus tour that lets you hop on and off to explore at your leisure. A professional guide joins you on the bus with advice and information to help... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$25
per person

Los Tres Ojos National Park, Lighthouse & Aquarium
See a wonder of nature, a historic landmark, and various marine life on this half-day guided tour. With time to explore and learn at each stop, enjoy a well-rounded view of some of the Dominican Republic's most famed attractions. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$95
per person

Pomier Caves & Sugar Mill Ruins Tour
Visit the city of San Cristobal along the southern coastline where the island meets the Caribbean Sea. Admire the rock formations inside the Pomier Caves and stop for lunch before visiting a 16th-century sugar mill and plantation. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$160
per person

Premium Lounge with VIP Fast-Track Service
Forget about hauling luggage through the crowds and rushing to your gate, thanks to special access as a guest at the Premium Lounge. The lounge offers a distinguished, private, and warm environment amid the bustle of Las Americas International Airport,... Read More

Categories: Attractions

2 hours

$55
per person

Private City Tour of Santo Domingo
Spend your day exploring Santo Domingo, the first Spanish colony in the Americas, on a guided private tour. Walk past sites such as the Parque Colon, the National Palace, and Alcazar de Colon to discover the city's wealth of monuments... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$125
per person

Private Santiago City Tour
Travel north for a tour of Santiago and see the many elements that make this city a center of industry, medicine, culture, and education. Led by your private guide, admire the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration and enjoy... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$160
per person

Private Tour of the Colonial Zone
Walk along the charming streets of Santo Domingo, hear about the foundation of this historic city, and wander between stunning examples of 15th-century architecture. The Colonial Zone is a fascinating place to explore the past of the Americas, with a... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$85
per person

Rum Factories Tour
Follow rum from its inception in the fields of sugar cane plantations to the aging process in cellars and learn about the history of rum in the Dominican Republic. Experience the rich culture of this exotic island while you gain... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

$235
per person

Santo Domingo City Tour
See the many aspects of Santo Domingo ranging from the 15th-century Colonial Zone to the modern buildings of The Malecon, a waterfront shopping district. The Columbus Lighthouse and Los Tres Ojos Park are among the many other sights you explore... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$50
per person

Shared Shuttle: Santo Domingo Las Americas Airport (SDQ)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Las Americas International Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Santo Domingo, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$11
per person

Shopping Around the City
Explore and enjoy while you find the perfect souvenirs in the Caribbean metropolis of Santo Domingo. You're invited to visit the city's most popular places and markets, where you're able to take with you a little bit of its identity... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$40
per person

Water Sports on Catalina Lake
Water skiing is not only a perfectly relaxing water activity, but it's also a suitable adventure sport. Water skiing demands strength and skill, requiring strong leg and back muscles as well as a relaxed posture—but always be prepared for exhilarating... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

4 hours

Free cancellation

$185
per person

Zipline Park Adventure
Soar through the skies above the Dominican jungle and walk amid the treetops on a thrilling adventure at Santo Domingo's Zipline Park. Fill your day with adventure as you reach new heights and challenge your nerves. Read More

Categories: Adventures

3 hours

Free cancellation

$90
per person

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