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Santo Domingo Travel Guide

Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

Christopher Columbus tried to settle in the "New World" several times before getting it right. The first and second attempts, La Navidad (in Haiti) and La Isabela (near Puerto Plata), were plagued with fire and disease. It wasn't until the third time, on an opposite coast of Hispaniola, that he and his men perfected the recipe. To this day, Santo Domingo is still a lively, thriving metropolis; the capital city of the Dominican Republic ... continue» Read More

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When to Visit Santo Domingo

The best time to visit Santo Domingo is between November and March. That's when this city experiences its best beach weather, even if there aren't any great beaches to enjoy it on. April to July also makes a nice to time for travel, but at all costs you should avoid this area during the hurricane season, from August to October. Whenever you visit you'll find the hotel rates are agreeable; even the best properties have rooms available for less than $100 a night.

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