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CITY HISTORY

ZONA COLONIAL

Due to its history of first fruits and its current vibrant cultural scene, the Colonial City is considered one of the emblematic areas of the Dominican Republic, and a walk through its streets is an unmissable activity for visitors who come to the country ”, says Magaly Toribio, Advisor to Marketing of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic. “Many of its buildings suggest a place stopped in time and its unique offer includes a variety of museums, hotels, restaurants, parks and attractions for the enjoyment of all travelers.

SANTIAGO

 

Santiago de los Caballeros, named after the 30 aristocrats who followed Columbus and settled here in 1495, was the country's first capital until it suffered an earthquake in 1562. Today it is the second largest city in the Dominican Republic, and is It is nicknamed Ciudad Corazón thanks to its location in the center of the Cibao Valley, it is a modern city prosperous in commerce, financial centers, education and services, with a vibrant culture.

PUNTA RUCIA

 

Located 67 kilometers east of Montecristi, Punta Rucia offers a white sand beach with turquoise waters, crowned with incredible mountain views. Punta Rucia is the main starting point to go to Cayo Arena, thousands of visitors go daily to reach the key and snorkel in the great coral reef near the coast. Punta Rucia itself is a delightfully quiet beach to enjoy, lined with a small selection of restaurants and bars. Nearby you will find a quiet and protected lagoon lined with mangroves, ideal for bird watching.

Las Terrenas 

Is the perfect mix of a dream beach town and a cosmopolitan city. Its coastline boasts multiple stunning beaches, as well as a variety of small hotels, international bistros, clothing and craft boutiques, local restaurants, and lively bars. While the white sand beaches located in the city center are good for swimming, the nearby Playa Bonita and Playa Cosón will take your breath away, perhaps as much as the delicious fresh seafood served on site. The nights come to life in Las Terrenas with dancing, from bachata to R&B, and the best hits, along the row of bars and restaurants of the Pueblo de los Pescadores, bringing the diverse residents of the area together under the stars

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