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The city of Santo Domingo, in the Caribbean, is the most populous city in the Dominican Republic, so the hotels in Santo Domingo cater to the needs of the primary cultural, economic and political centre. [...] Ver más +

Hotels in Santo Domingo

In the capital of the Dominican Republic, populated by the Dominicans, as its people are called, and with a fully tropical climate, you can stay in the hotels in Santo Domingo designed for your business trips and holidays.

Santo Domingo was the first settlement of the earliest Europeans on the island and was initially called La Nueva Isabela in honour of the queen of Castile. It was later renamed after Christopher Columbus’s father, Domenico.

Did you know it was the site of the first cathedral and the first castle in the whole of the Americas? Now part of the Colonial Zone of the city, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, we recommend you lose yourself in its streets full of architectural wonders from the 15th to the 20th centuries. We invite you check out other places you will love in addition to the typical places to visit:
-The first cathedral in the Americas or Catedral Primada de América.
-The Alcázar de Colón, the first castle in the Americas.
-Museo de las Casas Reales (Royal Houses Museum), built at the decision of the Spanish throne to house its core official institutions in the Americas, it has a special character and is of major interest because of its indoor spaces.
-The Faro a Colón (Columbus Lighthouse) inaugurated in 1992 in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America. 

When the sun sets you can wander along the Malecón promenade, the place where the Catalonia Santo Domingo hotel is located, with stunning sea views, or have a delicious Morir Soñando (Die Dreaming) cocktail in the first tavern in the New World. Another possibility is dining at Polígono Central, close to the busiest streets and the area with the most restaurants anywhere in the Caribbean or Central America. Make sure you try mangú (mashed plantains) and habichuelas con dulces (sweet creamed beans), found only in the Dominican Republic. If there’s any room left in your tummy you can fill it with the well-known Dominicano sponge cake.

If you're a beach fan, you can reach Playa Boca Chica in just 45 minutes by car from the Catalonia hotel in Santo Domingo to plant your feet in its fine sand and crystal-clear water. And if you love baseball, take in a game during baseball season (October to January) at the main stadium, Telelo Vargas.

For weddings at the Santo Domingo hotel you have enough space to hold your ceremony and enjoy a worry-free day with your loved ones.

Getting around Santo Domingo is easy following the recent construction of a tube network, with two lines and a stop at Joaquín Balaguer (Line 1) station if you decide to stay at the Catalonia Santo Domingo hotel.

We’ll let you discover it for yourself!

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    Malecón

    This is a picturesque and very lively area next to the Caribbean Sea which blends the historical and the contemporary and is awash with music and salsa venues, restaurants and art. At Malecón you can stay at the hotels we offer in Santo Domingo.
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    Colonial Zone

    The colonial city, declared a Unesco World Heritage Site, was the first city founded by Europeans in the Americas. It is home to historical buildings such as the Alcázar, the Pantheon and Parque Colón.
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    The beach

    Crystal-clear water and coconut palms. The closest beach to Santo Domingo is Boca Chica, around a 30 minute drive east. It has a natural reef which acts as a barrier, turning the sea into a pool.