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Best things to do in Dominican Republic

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
“The bar is lit, and the ambiance will help you relax and enjoy your day in the oldest city in the new world. Price is higher than usual, but once you are in the place, you forget everything. $$$$$”
28 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Altos de Chavón is a re-creation of a Mediterranean style European village located atop the Chavón River in La Romana, Dominican Republic. It is the most popular attraction in the city and hosts a cultural center, an archeological museum, and an amphitheater.”
26 locals recommend
Establishment
“this enormous cave system houses hundreds of well-preserved Taino pictographs and petroglyphs dating back thousands of years. ”
28 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Top 10 beaches in the world! Right here in the province of Samana where you are located!”
22 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“ Sweet Bella Napoli- Profiteroles​ are to die for! These littles bits of heaven are so delicious and made fresh each day.”
11 locals recommend
Church
“Built between 1510 and 1540, the first cathedral of the Americas—known as Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Nuestra Señora de la Encarcación o Anunciación, Primada de América—continues to stand tall in all of its glory over the heart of the Colonial City. The 500-year-old Gothic-style building continues to serve as the most important site for official ceremonies, and religious celebrations. Touring the interior reveals the cathedral’s ornate Gothic ceiling, colonial period oil paintings, sacred chapel rooms, as well as an area with gravestones containing the remains of archbishops. The remains of Christopher Columbus were found here in the 19th century.”
32 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 2
“Bayahive is a resort town on the Caribbean coast of the Dominican Republic. It's known for its sandy beaches and dive sites. Palm-fringed playa pública Bayahibe beach has a boat launch. Playa Dominicus is a long stretch of sand with coral reefs. To the east, the mainland section of Del Este National Park is dotted with caves, some with ancient rock art. Its Saona Island has beaches and reefs with diverse marine life.”
24 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“They are awesome peeps and its a good, somewhat healthy cheap and cheerful :) ”
30 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“Amazing Spanish food, good ambiance and reasonable prices. Our favorites are the seafood paella and the mixed seafood grill, but really you can't go wrong with anything you order here”
42 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fantastic food, coee, and deserts, owners are the nicest people and great chefs! Everything is really fresh and prepared with art and love. ”
11 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“IKEA, Galeria 360 and other great stores are situated in this mall. Its been a staple in DR for ages. Check it out for sightseeing or to shop. $$”
11 locals recommend
Cable Car
“Teleférico–the only complete cable car ride you’ll find in the whole Caribbean region, operating continuously since 1975. A breathtaking 10-minute ride takes you soaring in one of two cable cars 800 meters (2,625 feet) above Puerto Plata’s magical landscape–from the sea on your north to the lush, verdant plains that eventually lead you to the other end of the cable, at Mount Isabel de Torres”
34 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Real Italian food, great location. Very reasonable prices, good wine list, excellent service.”
9 locals recommend
Bar
“Ambience nice. We sat outside on a gorgeous evening. Everything is fresh. They play awesome music. And the wines is good. Totally recommend”
7 locals recommend
Park
1 local recommends