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  1. AlSol Tiara Cap Cana
  2. Eden Roc Cap Cana
  3. Ocean El Faro Resort
  4. Whala! Urban Punta Cana Hotel
  5. Tropical Princess Beach Resort & Spa
  6. Paradisus Punta Cana Resort
  7. Paradisus Palma Real
  8. Ocean Blue & Sand Resort
  9. Occidental Punta Cana
  10. Now Larimar Punta Cana
  11. Now Garden Punta Cana
  12. Iberostar Hotels in Bavaro ★★★★★
  13. Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort ★★★★★
  14. Caribe Club Princess Beach Resort
  15. Melia Caribe Tropical
  16. Barcelo Bavaro Palace
  17. Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort
  18. Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort – All Inclusive
  19. The TSA will hear challenge to tender of tourist terminal of Puerto Plata
  20. The boom for the Chinese tourist illusions Little Rainieri
  21. The cable car returns to work after temporary suspension
  22. Julio Almonte says they work to reduce prostitution that affects tourism in Sosúa
  23. Casa de Campo makes investment to modernize security system
  24. New York-Santo Domingo, the route with the highest passenger flow in the Dominican Republic
  25. Ernesto Veloz appreciates support from the Procurator for the eastern tourist area
  26. Punta Cana takes almost nine out of 10 new tourists
  27. RD closed first semester with 3.4 million tourists by air, 6.1% more
  28. Eastern Authorities applaud signage for water transport
  29. Tourism revenues amount to more than $ US4 million in the first half, 9.0% more
  30. President Medina leaves Rancho Guacamayos ecotourism complex in Bonao
  31. Hotels of the East battle with the sargasso to save occupation
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  34. Juan Dolio : Sun, beach, and Golf Style Living
  35. Cabarete, the kitesurf,windsurf and surfing capital of the Caribbean
  36. Las Terrenas, a charming town in the north of Samana
  37. Puerto Plata, “La Novia del Atlantico” ( The Girlfriend of the Atlantic)
  38. Metaldom (Metallurgical ) facilities to be replaced by 2,000 condos
  39. Rating upgraded based on Dominican Republic Economic Growth
  40. DP World Caucedo Port announced largest ship to visiting dominican dock
  41. Samana, the full of splendor home of the humpback whales
  42. La Romana
  43. Boca Chica, the traditional Beach of white sand and shallow crystal clear waters
  44. Punta Cana and Bavaro, Population, NightLife and Business Opportunities
  45. Bahia de las Aguilas (Eagles Bay) to build international airport and 3 Rooms
  46. Near 20,000 people visited the Expo Tourism Fair in Santiago
  47. Weather in the Dominican Republic – Facts and Forecasting Information
  48. Flora & Fauna
  49. Dominican Republic Hotels
  50. Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic
  51. History of the Dominican Republic
  52. Tourist Card
  53. Santo Domingo, the capital of the largest Growing Economy in the Region
  54. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, The First City of the New World
Santo Domingo, the capital of the largest Growing Economy in the Region

History 
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People & Nightlife
The Colonial Zone

Discovered in 1496 by Christopher Columbus, the city of Santo Domingo holds the title of the oldest European settlement in the New World. In 1498, the city was properly settled by his brother, Bartholomew Columbus, on the eastern bank at the mouth of the Ozama river and was first called “Nueva Isabela” in honor of the then Queen of Spain, Isabella.

A thriving seaport and the main point from which the Spanish conquest spread, Nueva Isabela was dubbed the “Gateway to the Caribbean”. This city was the model from which all other settlements were constructed and the grid pattern layout is used in Caribbean towns and cities to this day. In 1502, the city was destroyed by a hurricane and was relocated by the then governor, Nicolás de Ovando to the western bank of the river where it currently stands.  Here, fortifications were made to withstand future natural disasters and attacks and institutions such as the cathedral, university, bank, school, monastery, and hospital were established. Nueva Isabela was also renamed “Santo Domingo” in honor of Saint Dominic. Despite all the fortification, the city was again destroyed in 1562 by a massive earthquake, was reconstructed and in 1586 was burnt by Sir Francis Drake, an English buccaneer. Again in 1930 the city was almost completely destroyed by a hurricane and was renamed Ciudad Trujillo by the then president who oversaw its reconstruction. After his assassination, the name of the city was restored to Santo Domingo and has not changed since. Because of the historic significance of Santo Domingo, it was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1990.

Wish to stay in this historic city?

Located on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, the city is accessible by its seaport and also by two international airports. Here also lies a cluster of high-end and budget-friendly hotels to accommodate guests from all across the globe. Closer to the coast stands the old fortifications which are ideal for those who wish to bask in the history rather than the sea-sand-sun experience. They may also enjoy old cathedrals , museums and other places of historical significance located in the heart of Santo Domingo.

People and Nightlife in Santo Domingo

With a total estimated population of four million people in its metropolitan area, Santo Domingo is bound to be buzzing both day and night. In the night time there is tons to do: from barhopping to casinos to dance clubs to lounges, the party never stops. People roam the streets at night stopping at one of the many colmados to have a drink and vibe to Latin music. But if you’re not a fan of the hustle bustle there are night time tours and Oceanside restaurants where you can unwind and enjoy the city all the same.

From Columbus to tourists, Santo Domingo has been able to capture the hearts and attention of people from all over the world because of its history, culture, people and physical beauty. To read about this glorious city is simply not enough as the full extent of its glory may only be experienced through a visit.

The Colonial Zone

Filled with remnants of a past colonial society, the colonial zone of Santo Domingo is one of the world’s most visited and preferred sites for historians and lovers of history alike. Otherwise called “Ciudad Colonial” or “Zona Colonial”, this district of fewer than five kilometers was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in the 1990’s.

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