Get to know Colonial City
The pulse of Dominican culture, where old and new converge seamlessly, from centuries-old architecture and history, to large shopping malls, art galleries, an active and interesting nightlife and an irresistible food scene.
DESTINATION COLONIAL CITY
Exploring the Colonial City, the first European settlement in the Americas and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990, is a recommended experience for all travelers. This historic neighborhood consists of a maze of narrow streets filled with architectural wonders that range from the 16th to the early 20th centuries.
Exploring the colonial city on a vibrant weekend, our knowledgeable staff can help you with recommendations so that you get the most out of your visit. Hodelpa Hotels & Resort will guide you in this unique and unforgettable experience in which you will live in the magic and history of the beautiful colonial city of Santo Domingo.
Its streets will take you to colonial buildings turned into museums, shops, hotels, restaurants and sidewalk cafes. Hop on the Chu Chu Colonial train for a 45-minute tour of the area, hire a guide to take you down America's first paved street while you share stories, or rent a bike and ride on your own.
THINGS TO DO
Gastronomy in Colonial City
At night, the Colonial City comes alive with its solid concentration of casual bars along its many narrow and romantic streets, as well as places to dance.
Lulu Tasting Bar
With a centennial patio located in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo and offering an extensive menu of beautifully created tapas that go with the atmosphere of the place, Lulú Tasting Bar offers a variety of exclusive cocktails that you can enjoy with its live sessions during the week.
El Conuco Restaurant
They say that the best nectar emanates from the heart of the Dominican Republic and it is precisely from there, from the heart of our land, inland and brown, where we have taken chinchines of our things to offer to the Dominican and the visitor, in trays of behuco and cane adorned with cayenne, full of the charisma that identifies us as a people.
Pat'e Palo Brasserie
The story goes that this 500-year-old building housed the first tavern in the new world, located in front of the Alcázar de Colón, it offers an international menu with a tendency to Mediterranean cuisine without limitations. The restaurant offers a unique experience, combining the use of top quality raw materials and fresh seasonal products.
Las Americas International Airport
One of the main and largest air terminals in the Dominican Republic
Venture to the back of the market, where the street stalls overflow with tropical fruits, vegetables, and seafood from the Dominican Republic.