Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic travel tips

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Comedores offers you a Plato del dia have their list of dishes and can be found everywhere. Affordable prices.

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Leave your valuables in your hotel vault when walking through some areas.

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Hotel Atarazana offers you a luxurious stay and they speak five different languages including English.

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Acuarium offers you a relaxing haven with it's great tropical gardens. Great local and Italian cuisine.

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Hotel Villa Colonial is in the center of the historic center and has many amenities and beautiful gardens.

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Annual merengue festival in the summer happens along the seaside main road and allows you to embrace the Dominican Republic culture.

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Jardin Botanico is a lush green and extremely beautiful park where you can experience different world ecosystems.

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Parque Mirador Sur is a beautiful park with a view of the coastline and is wonderful for eco tourism lovers. You can rent a bike.

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The Plaza de la Cultura houses the National theater and five museums. The Museum of modern art is the largest in the Caribbean. You should visit there.

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Avoid the local guaguas buses which are not tourist friendly. Cheap but not worth it.

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People are known to drive extremely fast there so get a personal cab which turns out to also be cheaper than renting one. You are likely to get into an accident if you drive yourself around.

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It's better to hire a cab for the day as shorter trips prove expensive.

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Call a taxi dispatching service rather than take a chance with a roaming taxi that can prove dangerous.

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Make sure to get a licensed tour guide as they are very entertaining and knowledgeable.

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If you prefer to walk around you should go The Malecon and Colonial zones which have many attractions.

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Proper Street signage is lacking there and you may have to rely on the name of the community instead of an address. Get a street map.

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911 is the emergency number in Santo Domingo.

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Avenida Winston Churchill and 27 de Febrero Avenue are the main shopping districts including the well known Atropolis center.

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Prepare for several power outages as the electrical system is not up to par.

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Ideal year round tropical climate for a great vacation.

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