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7 Days in Santo Domingo: A Journey of Flavors and Adventure

RONALD FIVAL

RONALD FIVAL

28 Nov 2023

Embark on a week-long adventure in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where you'll discover mouthwatering cuisine, vibrant culture, and breathtaking sights. From savoring succulent Pollos Victorina to exploring the historic Independence Park, each day promises exciting experiences and unforgettable memories.

Trip to Santo Domingo

Day 1Savory Delights and Coastal Strolls
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$30

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$ 4

Pollos Victorina
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$9
8 - 11 min

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Plaza de la Bandera Republica Dominicana
Square with Dominican flags flying over a triumphal arch, the tomb of an unknown soldier & statues.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Free
13 - 16 min

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Santo Domingo Malecon
Waterfront boulevard dotted with restaurants & parks, popular for walking, biking & rollerblading.
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Free
7 - 9 min

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Olivo
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$21
8 - 12 min

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Parque Iberoamérica
Wooded park with trails, an outdoor gym & an amphitheater, known for its Christmas illuminations.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Free
Day 2Greek Delicacies and Serene Parks
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$18

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$ 2

Stavrou's Greek Food Truck
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$6
12 - 18 min

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Mirador Del Sur Joaquín Balaguer Park
Tree-lined strip along a limestone ridge, with walking & cycling paths, caves & a boating pond.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Free
18 - 22 min

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Parque Eugenio María de Hostos
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Free
5 - 8 min

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Villar Hermanos
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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$12
Day 3Culinary Treasures and Cultural Immersion
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$9

María la Turca
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$3
6 - 9 min

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Mercado Modelo
Longstanding market hall for produce & local handicrafts, from amber jewelry to wood carvings.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Free
5 - 8 min

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Independence Park
Small plaza & cultural space with memorial statues of national heroes & other monuments.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Free
8 - 12 min

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Cameroon Cigar Lounge & Shop
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$6
10 - 15 min

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Plaza Juan Barón
Seafront park with fairground rides, a Ferris wheel, street food stalls & an open-air karaoke area.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Free
Day 4Gastronomic Delights and Plaza Exploration
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$57

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$ 2

Sol Y Sombra Restaurant
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$15
5 - 8 min

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Plaza Güibia
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Free
9 - 11 min

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Enriquillo Park
Tree-lined square with a pavilion & food vendors, flanked by bus stations, shops & cafes.
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Free
12 - 17 min

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Jalao
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$42
4 - 6 min

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Plaza de la Hispanidad or Spain
Cafes with patios look out on this historic plaza that hosts art shows, concerts & other events.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Free
Day 5Street Food Delights and Natural Wonders
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$61

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$ 2

Antojitos Premium
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$6
13 - 20 min

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The 3 Eyes National Park
Tranquil public park, home to a series of caverns with scenic underground lagoons.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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$19
13 - 16 min

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Columbus Park
City square with Christopher Columbus statue bordered by the oldest cathedral in the Americas.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Free
4 - 5 min

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El Buho Cafe
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$36
2 - 3 min

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Duarte Park
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Free
Day 6Fast Food Treats and Aquatic Thrills
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$129

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$ 2

KFC
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$21
12 - 15 min

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Caribbean Splash Water (Water Park)
Simple water park with various slides & pools, along with basic dining options.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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$75
7 - 10 min

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Sabor Criollo
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$33
Day 7Hot Dogs and Wildlife Encounters
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$83

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$ 2

D' Javier Hot Dog
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$18
17 - 26 min

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Parque Zoológico Nacional
Family-friendly zoo with a collection of mammals, reptiles, birds & exotic animals on display.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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$38
6 - 8 min

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Moreno Hot Dog
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$27

Budget breakdown: $400 In total

Activities & Food:$387
Transport:$14