Located on the beautiful Caribbean Sea, this bustling city is the heart of the Dominican Republic. The city features old world charm and historic landmarks while offering contemporary Latin convenience and style. Orbitz.com can help you book budget-friendly flights to Santo Domingo, research the best local hotels, and plan your trip right from your own computer.
Las Am�ricas International Airport is located just twelve miles away from Santo Domingo on a modern expressway. Featuring the country�s newest and most modern terminal, the airport services over three million travelers each year. The drive from the center of the city usually takes about thirty minutes.
The best way to get to Santo Domingo from the airport is a taxi or hired vehicle. Taxi fares vary from about $25 to $40. All major car rental firms are available at the airport, but you should be aware that gas costs are high. Taxis are convenient and safe. You could also hire your own private driver for the duration of your visit. Check with the tourist desk at the airport for available options.
The city has a tropical Caribbean climate with temperatures that vary little from season to season. Average highs range from 84�F in winter to 88�F in the peak of summer. Nights are mild, with low temperatures averaging 67�F to 72�F throughout the year. Bring your sunscreen because the city averages nearly eight hours of sunshine every day. Late winter and early spring are the driest times with each month averaging around 23 non-rainy days. From June to October the weather is a little more humid and rainy, with October averaging 13 days with some amount of rainfall. Because it rests on a tropical island, Santo Domingo is at risk for hurricanes from July through August. Still, thanks to the mostly stable and beautiful weather, there is no bad time to visit Santo Domingo. Select travel dates that serve you best and come enjoy this jewel of the Caribbean.
Enjoy a romantic carriage ride over cobblestone streets that Christopher Columbus once walked on. Try your luck at a game of chance in one of the waterfront casinos. Kick up your heels and revel in live merengue, bachata, and salsa music in a quaint local club. Fancy a unique dining experience? Check out Adrian Tropical, a restaurant that is literally built on the water. The Museum of Modern Art in the Plaza de la Cultura holds the Caribbean�s largest collection of regional art. The underground lakes and open-roof caverns at Los Tres Ojos are awe-inspiring and demand exploration. Spend an afternoon strolling down ancient streets, visiting historic churches, and perusing the countless local shops. The Colonial Zone features stunning fifteenth- and sixteenth-century architecture, much built in Columbus� lifetime. If you�re in the mood for something more modern and upscale, visit one of the exclusive boutiques in the city�s ultra-modern Acropolis Center. Are you inspired by living history or do you crave cosmopolitan Latin style? Santo Domingo has it all, and that�s why you�ll never regret your stay in this beautiful and diverse city.
Visit Orbitz.com to begin your planning process. Search for economical flights to Santo Domingo and research local hotels and lodging. Whether you're planning a weekend getaway to the beach or a long vacation to explore its architectural wonders, this city is sure to enchant.
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