The city of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic is located on the banks of the Ozama River where it flows into the Caribbean Sea. An early Spanish settlement, it retains many of the colonial provincial buildings as heritage areas. Santo Domingo hotels cater for tourists that attend annual festivities such as the Merengue Festival and The Carnival. Tourists and business people can choose from budget priced hotels through to luxury modern and historic styles.
Sans Souci Convention Center is located in the Santo Domingo Port, easily accessible from many of the hotels in Santo Domingo.
A fusion of Caribbean and Spanish cuisine is seen in the dishes of many fine restaurants and eateries in Santo Domingo. Adrian Tropical is a popular local restaurant for authentic Dominican dishes. Go to the well-rated Meson de Bari in Old Danto Domingo for Creole style dishes.
Guest staying at hotels in Santo Domingo should visit the Columbus Lighthouse monument, built to celebrate the anniversary of Columbus' landing and where his remains are interred.
El Conde has a diverse range of shops and eateries located in the Colonial City Zone, not far from many Santo Domingo hotels. The Mercado Modelo provides mall style shopping offering a huge range of souvenir goods.
The national sport of the Dominican Republic is baseball and Santo Domingo has a Professional Winter League baseball team that plays at the Liga de Beisbol Stadium. Horse racing is a popular sport.