Santo Domingo is a city of profound contrasts. Immense wealth cohabit with situations of extreme poverty. Historical and cultural heritage coexist with degraded and dangerous neighborhoods. It is the oldest inhabited European settlement of the Americas and was the first Spanish colony; it is here that the first University was opened, the first road was paved, the first church was built and the oldest Monastery of the new world. It was the meeting point between Europe and New Americas, the fulcrum of a development that would later influence and change the world. the excursion to Santo Domingo you can visit all the main places of historical and cultural interest, but also savor the rhythms and lifestyles of the locals. The excursion is sewn on the desires of the group and we avoid mass tourism rhythms in which we photograph monuments from the bus, do not visit sites of interest, bring in the markets with which they have agreements to buy various objects. The excursion to Santo Domingo starts at 9 in the morningThe departure is fixed in the main square of Bayahibe. In an hour and a half by minibus you reach the capital. There, the guide who will introduce us to the Colonial Zone awaits us - where they have walked the likes of Christopher Columbus or Sir Francis Drake - in which we can experience and breathe the true atmosphere of Santo Domingo. It is in this area, in fact, that there are the largest number of museums, churches and places of historical interest, such as the CatedralPrimada de America, the first church built in the New World. After all the morning to visit museums, churches and monuments, for lunch we will go in a sort of "Dominican fraschetta", a typical and simple place where you go to eat the locals. The afternoon is dedicated to walks through the streets of the old town and to some shops in typical local shops, and not in supermarkets of the lobotomized tourist. In addition to the classic souvenir objects, you can also find precious amber, which is of good quality here and at affordable prices, and larimar, a precious blue stone. This is the only place in the world where this type of mineral was discovered. Obviously also collectible Rum and hand-crafted Cigars, they build it starting from a semi-finished product, then they wrap it (as a gift) and give it to you. Around 4 pm we return to the bus and - returning to Bayahibe - we will make a quick stop at the Santo Domingo Aquarium. It is certainly not like that of Barcelona or Genoa, but you can still admire different species of fish ... obviously of Caribbean prevalence! In our opinion, the excursion to Santo Domingo must be done! You still visit an important piece of history, you step on the places trampled by mythical characters, and ultimately you spend a day interesting and pleasant.
Starting from $ 150.