The first commercial street in the New World remains the most popular pedestrian shopping area. Stretching over 10 blocks, this cobblestoned road is lined with restaurants, cafés, souvenir shops, and street side art vendors.
One of Santo Domingo’s and the DR’s most respected cultural centers. This historic location hosts regular art and photo exhibits, as well as movies and live music. It’s a favorite hub of creatives, from poets to writers and actors.
Signature Chinese gates mark the start and end of Santo Domingo’s Barrio Chino. Sculptures dot the streets, from a Chinese monk to life-size lions, and the city’s most authentic Chinese restaurants are found here.
Downtown Santo Domingo raises the bar and nightlife scenes up several notches. This is where you will want to dress up and sip on cocktails from mixologists, at the most modern lounges and dance clubs.
The largest botanical gardens in the Caribbean graces the capital city with over 400 acres of nature preserve filled with the island’s native trees, including multiple species of palm, flowers—over 300 species of orchids—and birds.
Stopping for a drink, a dance, or a bet is easy along the city’s seafront boulevard. Upscale and laid back hotel bars offer live music on their outdoor or poolside terraces, and dance clubs go on well past midnight.
Part of the Sansoucí Santo Domingo Port, this small marina, located at mouth of the Ozama River, boasts panoramic views of the Colonial City. It offers parking space for up to 29 boats, and 33 moorings for medium length vessels, with water and electricity facilities. Take advantage of the proximity to the Colonial City, the first in the new world, and explore this historic site populated by museums, landmarks, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops.
Just past the private Club Náutico de Santo Domingo, Marina Zar Par is located in the Bahía San Andrés, in the beach town hub of Boca Chica, and offers 150 slips for boats up to 100 feet.
Marina Zar Par is a fully equipped marina allowing the user full use of the facilities.
Conveniences include free Internet, a waterfront restaurant, laundromat, and free rides into the town of Boca Chica for errands. With the international airport just seven miles away and Santo Domingo at just twelve, you will find this a convenient stop for maintenance projects and perhaps a long term stay.
Built in 1942, Santo Domingo’s largest market is one of the city’s first tourist venues. This colorful bazaar adds even more color and culture to the nearby Colonial City, selling woodcarvings, amber jewelry, tropical fruits, and love potions.