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    Dominicana On Line - El Portal de la República Dominicana

    Zone I

    This zone contains the southeastern coastal regions, formed by Santo Domingo, the Distrito Nacional, San Pedro de Macorís and La Romana. It encompasses an area of approximately 2,310 km2 for a population of approximately 2,571,964 inhabitants.

    The area of Santo Domingo is the largest, at 1,401 square kilometers and a population of 2,193,046, followed by the San Pedro de Macorís region, with its 1,255 km2 and 220,368 inhabitants. La Romana covers an area of 654 square kilometers for a population of 166,550.

    Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, enjoys the privilege of being the first city of the New World and cradle of the evangelization of America. It was founded by the honorable Bartolomé Colón, brother of Admiral Christopher Columbus, on the eastern bank of the Río Ozama, August 4, 1496.
    As the first-born of America, Santo Domingo boasts the first cathedrals of the New World, the first university, the first hospital, the first monastery and the first town hall.

    In 1990, Santo Domingo’s colonial city was declared a “World Heritage Site” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
    The visitor can stroll through the cobbled streets and view the historical monuments. Beginning on Las Damas street, the oldest on the continent, one arrives at the Torre del Homenaje, constructed from 1503 to 1507 by Nicolás de Ovando, continues to the Casa de Bastidas, and follows the road to the house of Hernán Cortés, the Panteón Nacional, which houses the old Iglesia de las Jesuitas, the Museo de las Casas Reales and the Palacio de los Gobernadores.

    Continuing the journey, one can observe the Reloj del Sol, a sundial constructed in 1753 by Francisco Rubio de Peñaranda that still tells the exact time. Just next to the clock, one finds the Iglesia de Los Remedios and a few meters beyond, the majestic and imposing Alcázar de Diego Colón and the First Viceroy Palace a mix of Gothic and Spanish and Italian Renaissance styles that was restored in the late 50s.

    From the balconies of the Alcázar one can see to the other side of the Río Ozama, where the imposing Faro a Colón lighthouse rises from the ground, constructed on the last decade of the XX century (October 1992), where the remains of the discoverer of America, sir Christopher Columbus, rest, and from which 21 avenues begin, one for each country of the New World, all meeting on the Avenida de Las Américas. Anchored on a hill, surrounded by gardens, it projects, to the heights of the Caribbean sky, the beam of light that is considered the illumination of the New World.

    Other points of interest in the city are: the Botanic Gardens, with an entrance on the Avenida Colombia; the zoo, on the Avenida Reyes Católicos and the national aquarium on the Avenida de España. Also, other tourist sites are the Mercado Modelo (the main handicraft center of the country, located on Mella avenue), the Plaza de la Cultura that limits the Avenida Máximo Gómez and César Nicolás Penson and Pedro Henríquez Ureña streets, the Parque del Mirador del Sur, with exuberant tropical vegetation and walking paths, which borders the Avenida Anacaona and Avenida de la Salud, frequented by cyclists, runners and walkers, among others.
    Upon leaving the Dominican capital, toward the east, by the Autopista de Las Américas, one can visit Los Tres Ojos, subterranean caverns with a subterranean river of clear, blue-green waters that glisten like precious gems.

    Beaches, palms and hotels

    After passing the entrance to the modern Aeropuerto Internacional de Las Américas Dr. José Francisco Peña Gómez, one arrives at Boca Chica, one of the most beautiful beaches on the seaboard. Its shallow aquamarine waters, with its fine white sand, accompanied by a tropical breeze, make Boca Chica that most frequented beach by those that live in the capital, and it offers all the alternatives of structured tourism to visitors, with multiple services.

    Upon continuing along the road, one can visit the Caribe, Juan Dolio, Guayacanes and Villas del Mar beaches, bordered with coconut palms and different options in the tourism infrastructure for rest and vacation enjoyment.

    A few short minutes from the Villas del Mar beach is San Pedro de Macorís, founded in the early 19th century by Arab and European immigrants. Some buildings of the city have a Neo-classic and Victorian style, which was popular at the time. The abundance of fertile land and the work of the women and men of the region combined to produce what is today known as the “Danza de los Millones”, a period of economic prosperity, which was a product of the cultivation and commercialization of sugar cane and its industrialized products.

    This bonanza brought with it the immigration of a qualified work force from neighboring English islands, descendants of Englishmen and Africans, called cocolos, which populated various sugar refineries that operated in the area and exchanged culture and customs with the inhabitants of the place.

    The road continues to La Romana, nestled between cattle ranches and sugar plantations. Crossing the Río Dulce, one finds Casa de Campo, the most complete tourist resort in the Caribbean and one of the 10 best in the world. The Aeropuerto Internacional of La Romana opens the doors of this tourist paradise to the world.
    The visitor to this place can choose among a wide variety of options for her recreation, both spiritual and physical. Casa de Campo has various golf courses, among them “Los Cajuiles”, one of the most beautiful in the world. Those that enjoy sailing can find the modern Marina de Chavón, which facilitates access to the place that shares a name with the marina. Altos de Chavón houses “La Ciudad de los Artistas”, located on a plateau among thousand-year-old forests, which offers multiple services to its visitors and a scenic lookout point where one can view the beauty of the Río Chavón, bordered by vegetation.

    The beaches of Bayahibe are an important tourist attraction, whose clear skies allow bright stars to reflect their radiance across the waters, whose waves break over a soft, snow-white sand. An excellent tourism infrastructure offers all the comfort needed for a pleasant stay.

    Santo Domingo


    Nombre Dirección Teléfono/Fax Email/Sitio Web
    Barceló Gran Hotel Lina Ave. Máximo Gómez #53
    Esq. 27 De Febrero, El Vergel
    TEL.: 563-5000
    FAX: 686-5521 HAB.: 217
    Casona Dorada Ave. Independencia #255, Gazcue TEL.: 221-3535 FAX: 221-3622 HAB.:18 casona.dorada@codetel.net.do
    Centro Turístico Hotel Víctor Calle 6 Esq. Calle 9 # 30, Ensanche Isabelita TEL.: 766-0007 FAX: 766-0590 HAB.: 25  
    Dominican Fiesta Hotel Ave. Anacaona TEL.: 562-8222 FAX: 482-8938 HAB.: 311 dominica@fiesta-hotels.com
    Hodelpa Caribe Colonial Calle Isabel La Católica #159, Zona Colonial TEL.: 688-7799 FAX: 685-8128 HAB.: 54 caribecolonial@hodelpa.com

    Hotel Acuarium

    Calle 11 #5, Ensanche Isabelita TEL.: 766-0188 FAX: 766-0484 HAB.: 46 acuarium.res@codetel.net.do

    Hotel Bella Vista

    Calle Doctor Defillo #43, Bella Vista TEL.: 532-0412 FAX: 535-2988 HAB.: 28 hotelbellavista@codetel.net.do
    Hotel Caribeño Ave. 27 De Febrero Esq. Duarte TEL.: 685-3167 FAX: 685-3391 HAB.: 106 hotelcaribeno@hotmail.com
    Hotel Conde De Peñalba Calle El Conde Esq. Arzobispo Meriño, Zona Colonial TEL.: 688-7121 FAX: 688-7375 HAB.: 20 condepenalba@codetel.net.do  www.condepenalba.com
    Hotel Continental Ave. Máximo Gómez #16 TEL.: 238-5900 FAX: 687-8397 HAB.: 84 contell@codetel.net.do
    Hotel Delta Ave. Sarasota #53, Bella Vista TEL.: 535-0800 FAX: 535-6448 HAB.: 73 hoteldelta@codetel.net.do
    Hotel Duque De Wellington Ave. Independencia #304 TEL.: 682-4520 FAX: 622-2844 HAB.: 29  
    Hotel El Señorial Ave. Pdte. Vicini Burgos #58, Gazcue TEL.: 687-4367 FAX: 687-0600 HAB.: 15 senorial@codetel.net.do
    Hotel Hispaniola Ave. Independencia Esq. Abraham Lincoln TEL.: 221-7111 FAX: 535-0876 HAB.: 165 reservaciones@hotel.stodgo.com.do  www.hotel.stodgo.com.do
    Hotel Meliá Santo Domingo Ave. George Washington # 365 TEL.: 221-6666 FAX: 687-8150 HAB.: 245 reservas@solmelia.com
    Hotel Mercure Comercial Calle El Conde Esq. Hostos, Zona Colonial TEL.: 688-5500 FAX: 688-5522 HAB.: 96 h2974@accor-hotels.com
    Hotel Plaza Calle Pdte. Gonzalez Esq. Tiradentes, Ens. Naco TEL.: 541-6226 FAX: 549-7743 HAB.: 213 sales@naco.com.do
    Hotel Santo Domingo Ave. Independencia Esq. Abraham Lincoln TEL.: 221-1511 FAX: 535-4050 HAB.: 215 sales@hotel.stodgo.com.do  www.hotel.stodgo.com.do
    Hotel Tropicana Resort Ave. Las Americas Km. 8 1/2 TEL.: 231-6066 FAX: 231-6164 HAB.: 58 hoteltro@tricom.net
    Hotel V Centenario Inter-Continental Ave. George Washington #218 TEL.: 221-0000 FAX: 221-2020 HAB.: 196 santodomingo@interconti.com
    Hotel Villa Las Américas Ave. Las Americas #85 TEL.: 596-3181 FAX: 596-3181 HAB.: 36  
    Hotel y Casino Naco Ave. Tiradentes #322, Ens. Naco TEL.: 562-3100 FAX: 544-0957 HAB.: 106 hnaco@tricom.net
    Napolitano, Hotel & Casino Ave. George Washington #101 TEL.: 687-1131 FAX: 687-6814 HAB.: 72 hotelnapolitano@codetel.net.do  www.hotelnapolitano.com
    Occidental Hotel El Embajador Ave. Sarasota #65, Ens. Bella Vista TEL.: 221-2131 FAX: 508-1619 HAB.: 286 ohdr.embajador@codetel.net.do  www.occidental-hoteles.com
    Renaissance Jaragua - Hotel & Casino Ave. George Washington #367 TEL.: 221-2222 FAX: 686-0575 HAB.: 300 h.jaragua@codetel.net.do  www.renaissancehotel.com
    Sofitel Francés Calle Mercedes Esq. Arzobispo Meriño, Zona Colonial TEL.: 685-9331 FAX: 685-1289 HAB.: 19 h2137@accorhotels.com
    Napolitano Hotel & Casino Av. George Washington, #101
    Santo Domingo
    TEL.: (809) 687-1131 FAX: (809) 686 0255 HAB: 75 ventas@hotelnapolitano.net  www.hotelnapolitano.net
    Courtyard Marriot Av. Máximo Gómez
    No.50-A, Santo Domingo
    TEL.: (809) 685-1010 FAX: (809) 685-2003 HAB: 145 http://marriott.com.do/Channels/LatinAmerica


    Nombre Dirección Teléfono/Fax Email/Sitio Web
    Aparta Hotel Aladino Calle Heriberto Pieter #34, Ens. Naco TEL.: 567-0144 FAX: 567-0677 HAB.: 37 reservaciones@aladinoapartahotel.com.do
    Aparta Hotel Atalaya Calle Elina Mena #1, Esq. Fernando Valerio, Ens. La Julia TEL.: 534-6565 FAX: 534-6565 HAB.: 52
    Aparta Hotel D’piedra Ave. 27 De Febrero #194 TEL.: 567-4267 FAX: 567-5302 HAB.: 26  
    Aparta Hotel Nikkolaus Calle José Contreras #89 TEL.: 535-0159 FAX: 274-5633 HAB.: 35 Nikkolaus@Tricom.Net  
    Aparta Hotel Plaza Colonial Calle Julio Verne #4 TEL.: 687-9111 FAX: 686-2877 HAB.: 94 Sales@Plazacolonial.com
    Aparta Hotel Plaza Florida Ave. Bolivar #203, Ens. La Esperilla TEL.: 541-3957 FAX: 381-0502 HAB.: 32  
    Aparta Hotel Turey Calle Gustavo Mejía Ricart #8, Naco TEL.: 412-2809 FAX: 412-2809 HAB.: 14  
    Aparta Hotel Drake Calle Agustín Lara #29, Ens. Piantini TEL.: 567-4427 FAX: 549-7249 HAB.: 48 Apartahoteldrake@hotmail.com
    Aparta Hotel Plaza Del Sol Calle José Contreras #25a TEL.: 686-2674 FAX: 686-0787 HAB.: 12  
    City Apart-Hotel Calle José Contreras #28, Zona Universitaria TEL.: 682-6205 FAX: 688-4125 HAB.: 28 Cityaparthotel@yahoo.com


    Nombre Dirección Teléfono/Fax Email/Sitio Web
    Hostal Nicolás Nader Calle General Luperón #151, Zona Colonial TEL.: 687-6674 FAX: 687-7887 HAB.: 10  

    Boca Chica






    Email/Sitio Web

    Calipso Beach Hotel Ave. Caracol Esq. Calle 20 De Diciembre TEL.: 523-4666 FAX: 523-4829 HAB.: 40  
    Casa Coco Calle Domínguez #8, Boca Chica TEL.: 523-4409 FAX: 523-4216 HAB.: 10 Hotelcasacoco@Codetel.Net.Do
    Garant Internacional Calle Sanchez #9, Boca Chica TEL.: 523-5544 FAX: 523-6644 HAB.: 19 www.Hotelgarant.com
    Hotel Azzurra Calle San Rafael #39 Esq. Sanchez TEL.: 523-4380 FAX: 523-5000 HAB.: 8  
    Hotel Hamilton Calle Caracol #15 TEL.: 523-6731 FAX: 523-9776 HAB.: 23  
    Hotel Village Milanello Calle Proyecto Ii #2 TEL.: 523-5046 FAX: 523-6028 HAB.: 18 Hotel.Milanello@Codetel.Net.Do
    Coral Hamaca Beach Hotel & Casino Ave. Duarte, Boca Chica TEL.: 523-4611 FAX: 523-6767 HAB.: 589 Coralhamaca@Codetel.Net.Do
    Don Juan Beach Resort Calle Flamboyán, Boca Chica TEL.: 687-9157 FAX: 688-5271 HAB.: 225 H.Donjuan@Codetel.Net.Do
    Hotetur Dominican Bay Calle Juan Bautista Vicini Esq. 20 De Diciembre TEL.: 412-2001 FAX: 412-0687 HAB.: 437 Rromero@Hotetur.com





    Email/Sitio Web

    Villa Domaine Marois Calle Proyecto Iii #48 TEL.: 523-6585 FAX: 523-6585 HAB.: 16  
    Eco Village Calle Caminero #31, Andrés Boca Chica TEL.: 523-5613 FAX: 523-4184 HAB.: 8  

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