Known for its paradisiacal beaches, the Dominican Republic It has much more to offer tourists: a lush coastline with 402 kilometers of beaches, tropical climate throughout the year, cultural heritage, historic cities, mountains, waterfalls, golf courses ... It is not surprising that it is one of the countries most visited in the world.
Today in Return Travel We are going to move to this corner of the Caribbean to tell you about its most important cities. As always, we are going to base ourselves on the number of inhabitants, so some of the cities that we are going to show you below are not one of the most touristy in the Dominican Republic. Would you like to join us?
Let's start by talking about Santo Domingo, which, in addition to being the capital of the Dominican Republic, is one of the largest cultural, financial, political, commercial and industrial centers in the country. Here are the first cathedral and the first castle from America. These two buildings are located in the Colonial City, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Santiago de los Caballeros
The second most populous city in the Dominican Republic is Santiago de los Caballeros, capital of the province of Santiago. It is one of the main centers economic, financial, political, cultural and social aspects of the country. Among its main points of interest are the Cathedral of Santiago Apóstol, the Hermanos Patiño Bridge, and the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration.
San Francisco de Macorís
Capital of the Duarte province, San Francisco de Marcorís is considered the third most populous city in the country. It is important to note that the city has one of the lives nocturnal most vibrant in the country.
Salvaleón Higuey, the head municipality of the province of La Altagracia, has grown continuously and dizzily during the last decades thanks, among other things, to its remarkable tourism industry. And it is a city of great scenic beauty and pleasant climate. Its urban center is also surprising.
The fifth most populous city in the Dominican Republic is La Romana, capital of the province of the same name. Located 45 kilometers from Punta Cana, the city has become one of the main destinations tourist of the country thanks to its beautiful beaches and the tourist infrastructure that is being developed.
We continue our tour of the most important cities of the Dominican Republic in San Cristóbal, the leading municipality of the province of the same name. Located in a small Valley at the foot of the mountains of the Cordillera Central, it has an important heritage.
San Pedro de Macoris
Another important city is San Pedro de Macorís, capital of the homonymous province. It is the place that most poets and baseball players has contributed to the country. In addition, it has beautiful tourist attractions: its beaches, its cathedral, the caves of wonders, the boardwalk ...
San Felipe de Puerto Plata
The eighth most populous city in the country is San Felipe de Puerto Plata, also known as Puerto Plata. Capital of the homonymous province, it is one of the ports most important commercial centers of the Dominican Republic, in addition to being considered one of the most beautiful cities in the country.
Concepción de la Vega
In ninth position in our ranking we find Concepción de la Vega, the capital of the province of La Vega. Founded by Christopher Columbus, the city has numerous points of interest, such as the Santo Cerro, the Ruins of the Vega Vieja and Guaigui.
Finally, we must talk about Boca Chica, which houses a Beach that bears his name. The city is located in Andrés Bay, 30 kilometers east of Santo Domingo, it has numerous accommodations, many of them of good quality and at good prices.
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