Best of Santo Domingo
Mirador Sur ParkIf you really want to hang with the locals and get a glimpse of their everyday lives, take a stroll through the Mirador Sur park in the southern area of the city. It’s the city’s first eco-park and was created to be a leisurely space for locals and a way to conserve “natural wealth” within the bustling capital. Grab a flavorful bite at nearby eateries while you hear soft tunes of Bachata and Merengue. It’s definitely a unique a Dominican experience for everyone!
Los Tres OjosThis natural gem, just less than 10 miles east of the capital, is a must see while visiting the historic city! Translated as The Three Eyes, the site includes a series of three lakes (“eyes”), situated within limestone caves. Take a plunge into the crystal-clear blue waters of these three lakes and learn about how they formed and what they were used for, over 100 years ago! Don’t miss this natural wonder, because even the surrounding park is a beautiful sight to see.
Zona ColonialSanto Domingo’s Colonial Zone is nothing short of a phenomenal walk through history. Dubbed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it’s where Bartholomew Columbus first settled in the New World between 1496-’98. Stroll along the cobblestone streets to historic sites such as the stunning Catedral Primada de America and Alcázar de Colón. Then, wander on over to enjoy local cuisine at a variety of nearby restaurants and cafés.