Most people visit the Dominican Republic for its stunning beaches, but visitors are also well placed to explore the capital city, Santa Domingo.
In the capital city, you can wander around the old Colonial Zone, packed with architecture and buildings dating back to the time of Columbus. The Ozama Fort and the cathedral are particularly worth a visit. The other zone tourists head for is the waterfront Malecon, where you'll find carriage rides and upmarket eateries like Adrian Tropical.
At Boca Chica, the beach is the main attraction, and the coral reef waters provide safe, gorgeous swimming opportunities.
Those who fly into Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) will be around 30 minutes from Santa Domingo, and only a couple of miles away from the beach resort of Boca Chica. It's an easy taxi ride from the airport, although if you're booked into a hotel, many will provide free transfers.
Santa Domingo can be difficult for tourists to navigate, with street signage often being either confusing or missing altogether. Invest in a city map, and don't be afraid to ask for help.
To get the best insight into the fascinating Colonial City, hire one of the local guides you'll find in front of the cathedral.
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