Located on Padre Billini Street, this second convent of the Americas dates back to the 16th century. Once occupied by nuns, this imposing work of architecture is a popular site for wedding ceremonies, no doubt for its beautiful Gothic exterior, yet intimately sized chapel with domed ceilings, Gothic vaults, and air-conditioning. Renowned Dominican poet Salomé Ureña later turned it into an educational institute for women, before the building went back to being a convent.

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Boca Chica

A forty-minute drive east of Santo Domingo, this white sand beach town offers authentic Dominican bustle: hotels and restaurants line the sand, vendors hawk wares, and fry fish shacks sell plates of red snapper, tostones, and yaniqueques.

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