Urban Parks

Dominican Republic’s cities have one thing in common: urban parks are the hub of social life, a central gathering point where locals take a break from their day to chat, meet with their loved ones, get a cold drink, a fresh coconut or ice cream from the mobile vendors, or throw down in a game of dominoes. Santo Domingo’s urban parks are among the most historic and scenic, from Parque Colón, surrounded in colonial architecture, to Parque Duarte, and Parque Independencia. Puerto Plata’s central square is worth a stroll, as is Santiago’s, and La Romana’s, filled with life-sized baseball statues.

Frequented at all times of the day, including at night in the Colonial City, city parks are a great way to experience the local culture.

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Dominican Republic

Grab a park bench surrounded with trees or sea breeze, and kick back like a local.

 
 
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.
Santo Domingo
An eight-kilometer park popular with athletes. Walk, jog, rollerblade, and bike along Caribbean Sea views. There are children’s playgrounds, an open-air gym, bicycle or rollerblade rentals, and an artificial lake for boat rides.
Santo Domingo
Facing the oldest cathedral in the Americas, this lively, shaded square is surrounded with colonial, republican, and modern architecture, and bustles with merengue musicians and sidewalk cafés, for plenty of people watching.
Santo Domingo
Parque Duarte is the perfect rest stop for a break from visiting the city’s iconic sights. With a ceiling of towering, ancient trees, the park is surrounded with historical buildings, including the cathedral, the former city hall, and the pedestrian-packed shopping street Calle del Sol.
Santiago
The heart of La Romana’s city beats around this small shaded square, like many cities in the Dominican Republic. But this particular park stands out for its life-sized statues of baseball players in various game positions.
La Romana
Popular among young locals who come here day and night to relax on multiple benches. Parque Duarte gets lively in the evening, when crowds gather here to share a cold beer or drink, and play music from guitars, drums, or smartphones.
Santo Domingo
Renovated in 2012, Parque Iberoamérica sits in the heart of the city in a verdant, shaded area surrounding the National Music Conservatory. The park boasts an outdoor gym stretching 300 square meters, with plenty of hiking space, as well as a children’s playground.
Santo Domingo
The park ranks among the DR’s most sacred sites. Inside the walled and guarded landmark is a white-marble mausoleum housing the remains of DR’s Founding Fathers: Juan Pablo Duarte, Matías Ramón Mella, and Francisco del Rosario Sánchez.
Santo Domingo
Also known as Parque Central, it is the centerpiece of Puerto Plata city, framed with royal palms and hugged on all four corners by pastel-colored Victorian-era architecture. You’ll find a café, ice cream parlor, and restaurant around the square, while the city’s key museums are a couple of blocks away.
Puerto Plata
This coastal park is the Puerto Plateño’s favorite stop at the end of the day, and for a weekend stroll. Punctuated with a statue of Gregorio Luperón, the park boasts bike lanes along the sea views, and plenty of additional seating, including an on-site amphitheater.
Puerto Plata

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