Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

About Santo Domingo

Experience the vibrant allure of Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, rich with the distinction of being the site of the first European settlement in the Americas. Wander through the Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where history echoes through ancient stone streets. Delight in the pulsating merengue rhythms and savor the flavorful local cuisine in this city where the old meets the new in a colorful dance of culture.

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Santo Domingo highlights

Average temperature in June

33 °C / 91 °F

High season months

December, January, February, March, April

Local currency

Dominican peso (DOP)

Local language


Closest Airports

  • La Isabela International Airport (DO) - 11.2 km (7.0 mi)
  • Las Américas International Airport (DO) - 29.4 km (18.2 mi)

Fun fact

Santo Domingo is the largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean by population.

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