Short Trip On The Shores Of The Caribbean
IN SANTO DOMINGO, THE MAIN PLACE TO DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY IS WITHOUT ANY DOUBT THE COLONIAL AREA! A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE AREA WHERE WE ARE UNDERSTANDING WHY WE ARE ARRANGING …
It is easy to walk along the Ciudad Colonial as the area does not cover more than 5 square kilometers. There are many sites and cultural sites to discover, including the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Incarnation, the Ozama Fortress, the ruins of the monastery of San Francisco, the Calle de las Damas which is the oldest street of the city (dating from 1502) and the Alcazar de Colón, which was the colonial palace of the Columbus family and the seat of the Spanish crown in the New World, where Pizarro, Balboa, Cortez, and Velazquez planned their conquest of Peru, Panama, Mexico, and Cuba. The Dominican Republic was indeed strongly used as an anchor point in the Americas for Spanish conquest and colonization
The beach, however, often has a bad reputation with tourists because cases of theft and assault were recorded there for several years. But I would always wonder what is the point of going to the other side of the world in a foreign country to finally stay cloistered in his hotel? Of course, there are always risks (wherever you are), but you have to make good sense … Do not stroll along the beach late at night and do not expose any outside sign of wealth will already greatly reduce the number of possible mishaps. Also, do not hesitate to get an effective mosquito repellent in a pharmacy because dengue, as well as malaria, are present in the Dominican Republic, including by the sea. But do not hesitate to turn to Boca Chica and chatting with locals is one of the best ways to discover a country!