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Lively Santo Domingo will entice you

Take a vacation to Santo Domingo and enjoy the area's live music, museums and history. Well known for its cafés, shopping and festivals, this relaxing city won't disappoint. National Palace and Parque Colon are just a couple of the must-sees. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in Santo Domingo

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Santo Domingo a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Agua Splash Caribe Aquatic Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • National Zoological Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • National Aquarium (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Santo Domingo Country Club (6.7 mi / 10.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Santo Domingo

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Santo Domingo is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Parque Colon (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Hostos Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Plaza de la Cultura (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Guibia Beach (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Three Eyes Park (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Jardin Botanico Nacional (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Santo Domingo

Fly into Santo Domingo (JBQ-La Isabela Intl.), the closest airport, located 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Santo Domingo (SDQ-Las Americas Intl.), which is 14.9 mi (23.9 km) away.

It's easy to get around Santo Domingo by catching a ride on the metro at Coronel Rafael Tomas Fernandez Station, Mauricio Baez Station or Casandra Damiron Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Santo Domingo?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 541 house rentals around Santo Domingo. From 81 Houses to 18 Villas, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Santo Domingo is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Santo Domingo?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santo Domingo:

  • San Gerónimo: 48 vacation rentals
  • Ciudad Colonial: 128 vacation rentals
  • Bella Vista: 111 vacation rentals
  • Gascue: 147 vacation rentals
  • Piantini: 173 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Santo Domingo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Santo Domingo. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mercado Modelo: 628 home rentals
  • Santa Maria la Menor Cathedral: 627 home rentals
  • Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto (La Media Naranja): 526 home rentals
  • Convento de los Dominicos: 627 home rentals
  • House of Bastidas (Casa de Bastidas): 628 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santo Domingo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Santo Domingo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 81 Houses in Santo Domingo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santo Domingo include:

  • Villas: 18 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 395 lodging choices
  • Studios: 373 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santo Domingo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 152 vacation homes with pool available in Santo Domingo.

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