Five don’t-miss day trips in Santo Domingo

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.

Faro Colon

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.

Faro Colon Santo Domingo
Faro Colon Santo Domingo, Image; WikipediaCreativeComments

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.

Isla Saona

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.

Santo Domingo day trips Isla Saona
Santo Domingo day trips: Isla Saona

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..

Boca Chica beach; Image IHA

 

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