Las Américas International Airport (SDQ)

Santo Domingo is the vibrant seaside capital of the Dominican Republic, as well as a cultural, commercial and fashion center. The city pulses with history, and at the same time is moving full steam into the future. Historic enclaves meet soaring modern buildings in the most populous city in the Caribbean, making it the perfect spot for a spectacular Caribbean vacation.

From classical music, opera and ballet to native jewelry and handicrafts, Santo Domingo is alive with Dominican culture. Take in a play, peruse the displays of an art museum, or simply stroll the streets lined with eclectic handicraft vendors and amber jewelry stores. The city also hosts a merengue festival in July and a three-day Latin music event in October.

Taste the Culture of La Capital

Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this colonial city displays 16th century architecture along cobblestone lanes that echo the footsteps of explorers Columbus, Cortes, Ponce de Leon and swashbuckling pirates who used to call this area home.

Walk along the Malecon boardwalk to admire gorgeous ocean views, take a tour of the Botanical Gardens, or shop for linen guayaberas (shirts), leather handbags or designer clothing.

Being a cosmopolitan city, the cuisine in Santo Domingo is as varied as any international district, including Spanish, Italian, Middle Eastern, Indian, Japanese and contemporary Dominican cuisine. Most of the restaurants are found along the seaside edge of the city, in an area known as the Malecon or in the Colonial City area.

The nightlife in Santo Domingo is nonstop. Some of the most happening clubs in all of the Caribbean come to life here. Dancing is the national pastime. Aside from the pulse-pounding clubs, the city has a wealth of theaters, classical music venues, cabarets and casinos for those looking for action.

For golf enthusiasts, the area around Santo Domingo is home to several world-class courses. Vacations dedicated to golf are common due to the combination of outstanding, year-round warm weather and the varied terrain. Caribbean weather allows for play even during rainy days, when brief showers quickly give way to clear skies.

Plan Your Getaway

Santo Domingo is home to a wide range of hotels. The two main options are staying in the Colonial Zone or the modern city. If you are looking for a hotel near the main historical tourist attractions, then the Colonial Zone is probably your best bet. The Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers travelers charming accommodations in a historic setting. The Zone is home to luxurious Spanish Colonial hotels, as well as modern international chains and nice boutique hotels.

If you are interested in other aspects of the city, then staying in the modern area might be right for you. Santo Domingo has many upscale and mid-range contemporary hotels that are ideal for leisure. The finest in modern accommodations range from the casino hotels on the Malecon boardwalk (along the Caribbean Sea) to the luxury city center hotels. Many hotels in the modern city are within walking distance of restaurants.

Bundle, book and save on your Santo Domingo getaway. Whether you’re taking off on a romantic retreat or a golfing weekend, Delta Vacations offers you the benefits, flexibility and service to make your getaway a breathtaking experience. No matter what you choose to do, Delta Vacations will handle all the details, so you have more time to create memories.

Vacations in Santo Domingo can easily be combined with nearby beach destinations like Punta Cana or La Romana.
Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) is about 20-30 minutes from the hotels, depending upon the location.
Transfers are included with your flight and hotel Delta Vacations package.