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NORTH AMERICA : DOMINICAN REPUBLIC : SANTO DOMINGO

Santo Domingo de Guzmán, usually shortened to Santo Domingo, is the capital of the Dominican Republic and the largest city in the Caribbean. Visitors on cheap travel packages to Santo Domingo can enjoy their international cuisine, meringue and bachata music in the city's nightclubs, discos as well as endeavour on a variety of shopping opportunities including bazaars that offer hand-wrapped cigars, local handicrafts and amber jewellery. Book your travel package to Santo Domingo with Direct Flights today.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

     

Santo Domingo de Guzmán, usually shortened to Santo Domingo, is the capital of the Dominican Republic and the largest city in the Caribbean. The city is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Western Hemisphere and Spanish colonial influences are deeply embedded into its culture. But since the Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, Santo Domingo also features French and Haitian influences, and the result is an exotic collage of cultures which you can experience when you book your cheap flight with Direct Flights.  

Your cheap flight to Santo Domingo will allow you to discover the city's colonial centre rivals, that of San Juan, Puerto Rico, with fabled names such as Cortés, Ponce de León and Columbus. Santo Domingo isn't just a historic place, though: it's also one of the most vibrant cities in all of Latin America.  Shopping opportunities include bazaars that offer hand-wrapped cigars, local handicrafts and amber jewellery.  The city's wide array of restaurants serves a variety of local and international cuisines at prices for any budget.  After dark, visitors on Santo Domingo travel packages are entertained by meringue and bachata music in the city's nightclubs and discos.  For all these reasons and more, cheap holidays to Santo Domingo are popular with travellers from all over the world.

If you're interested in cheap flights to Santo Domingo, your first step should be a visit to Direct Flights, where you can book cheap flights to Santo Domingo or Santo Domingo travel packages that also include accommodation in Santo Domingo. We book fantastic cheap travel deals to holiday destinations all around the world, including Santo Domingo, from the convenience of your computer.

The Zona Colonial is in the city's heart and the perfect place to begin exploring the many treasures that Santo Domingo has to offer.  The Cathedral of Santa María la Menor is the oldest cathedral in the Americas, a monumental work completed in 1540. It features a gold-coloured coral limestone facade, a high altar chiseled out of silver and an excellent collection of early woodcarvings, silver, jewellery and furnishings. The Museo de las Casas Reales (Museum of the Royal Houses), housed in a restored 16th century Spanish royal palace, provides visitors with glimpses of Santo Domingo's magnificent past, with displays including tapestries, maps, gilded furniture, arms and armour and other colonial artifacts. The renowned Alcázar de Colón (Castle of Columbus), built by Christopher Columbus' son Diego after his appointment as colonial governor, is nearby.

For a break from colonial architecture, wander over to the cross-shaped Faro a Colón (Columbus Lighthouse), with displays on navigation and cartography inside. And Los Tres Ojos, a 50-foot deep cave with three lagoons surrounded by stalagmites and lush vegetation, is only five minutes away.

There's much more to see, including an Amber Museum, world-class baseball and a wonderful botanical garden. Direct flights to Santo Domingo arrive from a multitude of cities throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Europe, including New York, Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, San Juan, Nassau, Kingston, Havana, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid and Frankfurt, to name just a few.  The huge number of available flights to Santo Domingo makes it easy to get there from anywhere in the world, even from as far away as Australia or New Zealand. So treat yourself and explore this historic city. Book your discount travel to Santo Domingo through Direct Flights, your online travel specialist, today.
       
       
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