Quality Hotel Real Aeropuerto Santo Domingo
KM 22 Autopista Las Americas
Phone: (809) 549-2525
Fax: (809) 549-2727
Located about 15 miles east of the center of Santo Domingo, this international airport is the most important on the island. Even though it may be small in size compared to other international airports, its facilities, modernized in the mid '90s, are very complete and comfortable. Fast food restaurants, shops and exchange banks are available throughout the airport. Likewise, you will find plenty of duty-free shops and cafés in the departure area. Every tourist must buy a USD10 tourist card upon arrival. When you leave the country, it is recommended that you arrive two hours prior the departure to check in. There is a departure tax of USD10. The airport parking has capacity for 1600 cars. Daily rate is approximately USD7 for the first day and USD3 a day thereafter. The hourly rate is USD1 for the first hour and USD.60 each hour thereafter. You'll want to save some local currency (DOP) to make parking payments easier. For a fare of about USD25, taxis are the best option to get to Santo Domingo. Always choose the certified taxis that are members of the Asociacion de Taxis Turisticos, with cars generally of beige color; they may charge more but are safer. There are also several major car rental companies. Fast food restaurants are available on the second floor, and there are some restaurants and cafés in the departure area. Most of these restaurants are closed after 7p.
This clinic, located in Gazcue, was founded in the early 1950s, and its first and main building is still in use. Today, the clinic has 90 beds and approximately 50 rooms (including private and semiprivate rooms as well as suites). It includes an intensive care unit and an emergency room. The extension of this clinic, which is located on the Abraham Lincoln Avenue, is currently the most modern health center in the Dominican Republic. This seven-floor building has 25 private rooms and an intensive care unit with eight beds.
Located in the Gazcue area, this clinic was founded in 1941. Its facilities include the original building of the clinic, as well as more modern structures built during the 1980s. This center has 61 rooms, including private rooms and suites, distributed along six floors. It also has an intensive care unit and an emergency room open 24 hrs a day.
San Carlos, earlier known as San Carlos de Tenerife, is a neighborhood in Santo Domingo which was built in the colonial times when the Spanish King, Carlos II authorized migration to Santo Domingo from Tenerife and the Canary Islands. The neighborhood was built as a consequence of this influx of migrants on a hill which overlooked the city. It is the site of the San Carlos Borromeo church, a modest structure which is still a testament to Edwardian architecture having been built in 1962.
One of the oldest neighborhoods of Santo Domingo, Gazcue is located near Zona Colonial. Important routes such as Avenida Mexico, Avenida Bolivar and Avenida Independencia network the road transport in the district. The sector, stretching between the south-end of Don Bosco and the edge of the island, and overlooks the Caribbean Sea. Although it is primarily a residential neighborhood, Gazcue is home to many important hotels, businesses and restaurants.
Located in Santo Domingo, Villa Juana is one of the most organized neighborhoods in the city with a website dedicated solely to the development of the community here. This is also the site of several restaurants and places for shopping including the Sambil Plaza which is a major shopping complex in the city. The National Cemetery is also located withing the boundaries of this neighborhood.
Located just a few kilometers away from the Duarte Highway, Ensanche La Fé is a neighborhood of prime real estate, pretty churches and places for you to while away the time in leisure activities. Some of the places which you can visit here are the Quisqueya Stadium, the Club La Fe, the Boxing Coliseum -Teo- Carlos Cruz, the Works Club and so on. The area also has quite the number of fitness clubs.
There are several taxi companies serving the city of Santo Domingo, but Apolo Taxi comes highly recommended. They own a fleet of comfortable cars, driven only by the experts. The drivers are courteous and well informed about the city. The taxi can be hired to travel anywhere in the city and if you need someone to give you tips on the best places to visit...ask your personal guide, right there in the driver's seat!
Mega Taxi, located in the heart of Santo Domingo, offers affordable taxi services to the people. Give them a call for local pickups and drops, or for an airport transfer. It is advisable to fix rates before you begin your journey, or you might get over charged. Mega Taxis are comfortable and safe, and is one of the main reasons why they are preferred by locals and tourists alike.
The aim of this annually celebrated event is to present the tourism industry of both the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean countries to both international and local buyers. It facilitates the commercial exchange between them and the providers. It encompasses both the official and private tourism sectors and it is directed to wholesalers, tour operators, travel agencies, hotels, airlines, governmental institutions, any tourism-related institutions or individuals, as well as to the general public. See their website for event times. Held at the Dominican Fiesta Hotel.
Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the New World and the first city built by the European settlers. Visitors are transported into another world as they traverse down the streets of this charming city. On your trip here, do not miss the Columbus Lighthouse which was constructed to mark the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas in 1492. Casinos, international theater, music or salsa .. Santo Domingo has it all! Sunny tropical climate, glorious blue sea everywhere, pristine beaches and awesome places to dine, makes this place a must visit, and that' probably why Santo Domingo is always on an avid traveler's bucket list!