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Experience Santo Domingo

Fast facts
  • The Caribbean's oldest city, recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Excellent shopping opportunities; leather bags and guayabera linen clothes
  • Vibrant nightlife scene; Latin dancing, music and casinos

Get swept away in the cosmopolitan style, Latin flair and historic architecture of Santo Domingo. As the largest and liveliest city in Central America, Santo Domingo is a destination to mingle with locals and experience what makes life in the Caribbean truly unique. The oldest city in the Caribbean, among cobblestone streets and 16th century architecture, you'll discover why the Colonial City was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Charming boutiques and local markets sell unique handmade wares from artisans like leather handbags and traditional guayabera shirts made of a lightweight linen. After dark, Santo Domingo comes alive as its vibrant nightlife scene takes over. Expect live music, casinos and Latin dancing to take you into the early morning.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in resorts and tourist areas.

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: American devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in Santo Domingo.

What to buy: Santo Domingo has a great selection of souvenirs to choose from, so shop for a few unique pieces such as; the popular faceless dolls, Taino sculptures and masks, or an oil painting of the beautiful countryside.

Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. To discover all the incredible things to do and see, Sunwing Experiences will take you on a range of exciting tours and excursions.

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