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How to spend 11 hours in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic?


in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic by @stevenp | 6yr  | 1 comment

Iโ€™m flying into Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and I have 11 hours to kill before my friends arrive and we travel to La Romana for the weekend. Iโ€™m trying to figure out how hard it will be to leave the airport and explore for a bit (with my backpack and rolling bag in hand) and come back around 1am to meet my friends.

All of the research Iโ€™ve done makes it seem like it might be a bit daunting from a transportation perspective, and Iโ€™m wondering if anyone has any experience that might help me decide what to do, and where I should spend the day if I decide to venture out alone.

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@karene | 6yr

Iโ€™ve spent four months in Santo Domingo and am there currently. The airport is about 30-45 minutes away from the Colonial Zone, and that would be where youโ€™d want to go. It has the highest concentration of interesting places to see and things to do in the city for a visitor. The cab ride would cost you about USD$50 each way, so thatโ€™s something to consider. You could take an official taxi from the airport (one of the guys inside the airport with the โ€œoficialโ€ sign), and then call Apolo Taxi to take you back. Apolo is the go-to company for visitors around here.

Technically there are local buses and public cars, but I have never taken one without a local going with me. Daunting would definitely be the word unless you have lots of local knowledge.

However, if you take a cab and make it to the Colonial Zone, youโ€™ll get a very nice chunk of history in one day. Santo Domingo is also a much different vibe than any of the beach towns, and it would definitely give you a more complete picture of the country.

Good luck with your trip!

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