About Santo Domingo


Let's have a look around into background of Santo Domingo
  • Province: National District
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Latitude: 18.466667
  • Longitude: -69.949999
  • Time zone: Atlantic Standard Time
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours 

Weather in Santo Domingo

  • Climate: Tropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: January to April

Location

Santo Domingo is largest and the capital city in the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo has a total population of 965,040 (2016 Census). The Ozama River flows through the city which then empties into the Caribbean Sea making it the busiest port in the country.

Distance from Santo Domingo center to Airport

La Isbela International Airport is the main airport which serves the domestic and the international passengers.

Driving Distance: 10 miles /16 km

Driving Time: 18 Minutes

Languages: Spanish followed by French

Modes of transport

  • Airport: La Isbela International Airport
  • Rail: Rapid Transit
  • Road: Express Bus

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 1 – 2 $
  • Housekeeper: 1 $
  • Concierge: 2 – 3 $

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 1 – 2 $

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Pedro Brand,
  • Monte Plata,
  • Santo Domingo Este

Emergency Contact Numbers in Santo Domingo city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 112/113
  • Railway: +1 809-732-2670 (Rapid Transit)
  • Airport: +1 809-826-4019 (La Isbela International Airport)
  • Hospital: +1 809 596 3686 (Health Dr. Dairo Contreras)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Santo Domingo

  • International Book Fair
  • Carnival Partying
  •  Merengue Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • National Zoological Park
  • Children’s Museum Trampoline
  • Museum of Dominican Man

Theatre & Concerts

  • XMT Academy
  • Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito
  • Palace of Fine Arts

Visit Top Restaurants in Santo Domingo

  • Pat’e Palo European Brasserie
  • Barra Payan
  • El Meson De La Cava

Top Shopping Centers in Santo Domingo

  • Sambil Santo Domingo
  • Diamond Mall
  • Novo Centro

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Museum of the Royal Houses
  • Casa Quien
  • Supernova

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Seafood – Don Pepe Restaurante
  • Porchetta – Laurel Food and Wine
  • Tapas – Pura Tasca

Sports Club

  • Lions of the Chosen One - Baseball
  • Baugar FC - Soccer
  • Tigers of the Licey  - Baseball

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 155 350 RD$
  • Taxi: 150 RD$ (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 19000 350 RD$
  • Cheap meal: 350 RD$
  • Gasoline: 53.38 350 RD$/ litre
  • 3 course meal: 2000 RD$
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