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The best hotels in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo is the capital as well as the largest city in the Dominican Republic with about one million inhabitants. This exotic city is an extremely popular destination: in fact, an average of ten million tourists visit it every single year. The reason why Santo Domingo is such a visited place is because there you will find plenty of things to do and to visit, like the Primada de AmÃ©rcia Cathedral, the Ozama Fortress, the AlcÃ¡zar de ColÃ³n Museum or the National Botanic Museum. But also, very close to the city you will find some incredible beaches such as Juan Dolio and Boca Chica which are easily reached by car. The best type of accommodation you could choose for your trip is a hotel because you will have your own room and bathroom making your trip extremely comfortable. Also, the staff of the hotel will be willing to help you out whatever you may need. To book a good hotel just take a look at the ones below, compare prices, see the ratings and pick one that has all the amenities you are looking for and get ready to enjoy Santo Domingo as well as other beautiful nearby cities like Monte Plata and YamasÃ¡.
Santo Domingo is one of those cities you have to enjoy during the warmest period of the year which is from November to July. Avoid visiting the city from August to October because that is hurricane season in the area which could make your trip dangerous and not enjoyable at all. In Santo Domingo you will find some events you can not miss like the Carnival, which takes place every Sunday of February as well as the last week of the same month. If you take part in this event you will see competitions of floats and lots of costumes and masks representing traditional Carnival characters. If you love music, attending the Festival Presidente held at the Olympic Stadium of the city in October will be one of the best things you could do. There you will see performances by some of the best salsa, merengue and bachata artists. And if merengue music is your favorite and you are in the city in late July, don't miss the opportunity to see a few of the concerts from the Merengue Festival.
What makes a city a great holiday destination is the things you can visit in it, and that is why Santo Domingo is one of the best places you could pick, because there are lots of great sights. One of the most popular sights is the Primada de AmÃ©rica Cathedral which started being built in 1514 by Diego Columbus, the son of Christopher Columbus. Step inside to take a look at the fourteen gorgeous chapels and to take a guided tour of the cathedral. For nature lovers, one of the must see places in the city is the National Botanic Garden which is two square kilometers and which is filled with aquatic plants, orchids, bromeliads, ferns, endemic plants, palm trees and even a Japanese garden. And one of the most original places you could visit in Santo Domingo is the Los Tres Ojos (The Three Eyes). Make sure you book a guided tour to explore these three very humid caverns with still, dark lagoons.
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