Welcome to Santiago, a true jewel of the Dominican Republic. Officially called Santiago de los Caballeros, this city wows at first glance with its spectacular Caribbean-Spanish architecture, and then continues to impress with its ample cultural attractions, shopping spots, and nightlife scene (especially around Monumento de Santiago). This city also knows how to relax. Whether you're having one of Santiago's world-famous cigars or cooling off at Kaskada Agua Park, you'll realize one thing: life here is all about enjoyment. So, start looking for hotels and car rentals in Santiago today, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.
Flights to Santiago land at Cibao International Airport (STI), just 16 km from downtown. While you can get a taxi or arrange a shuttle, the airport's Santiago car rental agencies are equally convenient. If you rent a car in Santiago, you'll have the freedom to explore the surrounding region. You could drive to Monumento Natural Pico Diego de Ocampo, take in incredible vistas, and see where some of the world's best tobacco is grown at the foothills of the mountain. You could also make the trip to Puerto Plata. Just over an hour by car, it features some stellar attractions, including casinos, water parks, the gorgeous Damajaqua Cascades (27 waterfalls), and Playa Dorada (Golden Beach). Back in town, having a car makes getting to sights much easier, too. Tour the exhibits at Centro Leon, shop on and around Calle del Sol, and enjoy some street food.
From the stunning Catedral de Santiago Apostol to all the cigar factories, you have plenty of options in Santiago. Look for Santiago hotels and flights early on Travelocity. You'll find the best prices on anything from car rentals to lodging in Santiago de los Caballeros, DO here, and if you find a cheaper rate elsewhere, Travelocity will match that price and give you back the difference.