Dominican Republic’s capital city has attractions to entertain all interests and if you fancy some day trips in Santo Domingo, the good news is you’re spoilt for choice. In fact, the city is perfectly situated to allow you to organize several exciting excursions, whether you’re into beaches or historical sites.
Here are five of the best day trips in Santo Domino for when you see what the nearby area has to offer.
A taxi to Faro Colon (Christopher Colombus’ lighthouse) can be taken for around 35-45 pesos via Uber. Although you should bring your camera for the interesting architecture, note that you can’t actually go inside.
Los Tres Ojos
This huge group of beautiful limestone caves and lakes within a natural park is accessible for 100 peso entrance price and around 200 pesos for a return taxi. One of the caves is also accessible via a short boat ride and it costs an additional 25 pesos; a stunning day trip in Santo Domingo that is best planned on a sunny day.
Situated off the Southern coast of the Dominican Republic, a trip to this breathtaking paradise island can be booked through Island Life Backpackers. Leaving at 6.30am and returning at 7.30pm, this is one of the most popular day trips in Santo Domingo for tourists — and for good reason. It’s all swaying in hammock, tucking into delicious Dominican food in the sun and walking in the serene coastline.
Natural Botanical Park
Open from 9-5pm and with a Taino walking trail and Japanese garden, the Natural Botanical Park is a great place to spend a tranquil afternoon in a stunning and relaxing setting.
Boca Chica Beach
Around 25 minutes from Zona Colonial and 150-200 pesos via taxi, Boca Chica is a palm-tree lined beach with several all inclusive resorts, restaurants and hotels. A beautiful place to spend a day in the sun..