Santo Domingo is the largest city in the Dominican Republic both in size and population. It is also the biggest metropolitan city in the Caribbean. The city is old and shares a long history with a colonial past. Founded in 1496 the city is the oldest continuously populated European settlement in the Americas. Since the city is so old it shares many “firsts” of the new world such as the first university, cathedral, castle and monastery, among some others. With all this history packed into the city, it’s no wonder why the city’s Colonial Zone has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Santo Domingo is a bustling metropolis with tons of culture and history, so if you’re in town don’t miss out on some great tours to really see the sights.
1. Santo Domingo 3 Eyes Park and Columbus Lighthouse Tour (from 70 USD)