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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Description

Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic's capital, is close to several airports, including Las Americas International Airport. The city is rich in culture, art, entertainment, architecture and history. It is a destination where you can both rest and go on an adventure. You will discover, among other things, cafes and lively nightclubs in an enchanting colonial setting. Besides, its beach is considered one of the most beautiful in the world! Finally, the city of Santo Domingo has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.


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$965

Emotions By Hodelpa Juan Dolio

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2 adults, 1 room

Plane

Montreal → Santo Domingo

Date

07 Aug. 2021 - 7 jours


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What to do in Santo Domingo


Santo Domingo, a colonial city

As soon as you step out of the hotel, you are taken back in time. Explore the city’s Colonial Zone and visit historic UNESCO World Heritage sites, including America’s very first cathedral.


Malecón

This promenade is the ideal place to admire the beauty of the sea, to meet Dominicans and to interact with them. It is also a perfect place for a successful romantic evening. There is nothing more romantic than strolling hand in hand, at sunset, listening to the waves hitting the shore!


Chocolate making and tasting

Visit a cocoa plantation and the Esmeralda Factory to learn how to make high-quality chocolate. Is your stomach rumbling already? At the end of your guided tour, you'll have a better understanding of how the ecosystem of the Dominican Republic provides the perfect conditions for making this delicacy. You’ll even have the chance to taste some!


National Aquarium

At the Dominican Republic’s National Aquarium, a host of marine animals and colorful fish await you. Needless to say, this tour is popular with young and old alike! Located by the Caribbean Sea, the Aquarium also offers vistas that you will remember for a long time.


National Botanical Garden

During your stay in the Dominican capital, you absolutely must make a stop at the Botanical Garden. In addition to its famous Japanese garden and its flower clock, you can admire many endemic plants.




Temperatures

Maximum (°C)

Minimum (°C)

Precipitation (mm)

Jan.

29

22

58

Feb.

29

22

52

Mar.

30

23

61

Apr.

31

25

114

May

31

26

312

Jun.

31

27

227

Jul.

32

27

273

Aug.

32

26

263

Sep.

33

26

162

Oct.

32

26

147

Nov.

31

24

149

Dec.

29

22

65


Currency

The country's official currency is the Dominican Peso (DOP). U.S. dollars and credit and debit cards are also accepted at tourist resorts. Remember to communicate the dates of your stay in the Dominican Republic to your banking institution if you plan to use your cards on the island.

Convertor

CAD
to
DOP

Official language

Spanish is the official language in the Dominican Republic but in tourist areas most people also speak English. Before you go, learn a few words and phrases in the local language to wow the locals!

Voltage

Electrical outlets used in the Dominican Republic are the same as in Canada. However, voltage and frequency may differ depending on the hotel. If your devices do not have the words: INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, plan ahead and bring a converter.

Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet

Passport and entry & exit requirements

It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.


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