You’ve always suspected you had the heart of a pirate. You belong on the deck of a pitching galleon, watching the sails fill with the wind that drives you across the sea to an unknown destination. You feel a certain kinship with those free souls of the deep blue sea, and you dream of the day when you, too, can look out over turquoise waters and say with certainty, “Aye, matey, the sea is my kingdom.”
Well, old friend, we’ve got news for you. There is a place in the Caribbean where many who dreamed as you do find their fantasies etched into old cobblestone and stately buildings straight out of the Old World. Wander tranquil beaches in the morning, letting warm, clear water lap around your ankles, and then return to a thoroughly civilized city center and all its modern pleasures by night. When you reserve one of Travelocity’s downtown Santo Domingo hotels, you will take your first step toward an older, more mysterious world.
You may have heard of the Battle of Santo Domingo: This tremendous naval engagement between the French and the British occurred off the coast in 1806. The British victory effectively sealed that nation’s supremacy in the Caribbean, and relics of that battle and the cultures that shaped the island are found in many of Santo Domingo’s buildings. When you imagine yourself wandering down the streets of a pirating town, surely Santo Domingo is the image that comes to mind. Explore the Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Monestario de San Francisco, and the remarkable Zona Colonial. The latter of these is the city’s old town, and it lives up to its name—it has been continuously inhabited since the late 1400s.
We can’t offer you lodging in one of the ancient cathedrals, but we can surely point you toward the Hotel Aladino, only a quick drive from the Zona Colonial. After a long day of living out your adventures, the modern comforts afforded by a fine hotel will help you recharge and ease into the next day.
Travelocity offers accommodation throughout the city. In Santo Domingo, downtown hotels may be your best option for staying close to all the action, though you’ll also find charming establishments further away from the city center. Celebrate your good fortune by booking a hotel on the beach, or stick to the city streets you’ve come to love and reserve rooms at the Plaza Florida Suites.
Travelocity is your one-stop shop for adventure. Whether you seek cheap hotels in downtown Santo Domingo, or wish to indulge in high-end accommodation that will make your Caribbean dream even sweeter, we’ll find exactly what you require. Cast your cares to the wind, loosen your hair, and gaze out over the breeze-swept waters of the sea. You can almost feel the deck of your galleon shifting with the waves, her heavy sails billowing. You’ve made it this far, traveler—it’s all right to tell people to call you “Captain.”