An amazing day for history and cultural. Discover Santo Domingo, the first city of the Americas. Stroll through yesterday's narrow walkways and set out to unveil the humble beginnings of the New World. Tour the oldest colonial city, erected in the 15th century. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas, birthplace of a fervent Catholic faith. Visit the National Patheon, monument of historic significance once a Jesuits church, it later became the final resting place of many notable Dominican figures. Wander through the Mueso de la Casas Reales, formerly the Governmental Palace, has an alluring display of colonial era artifacts. A walk across the Alcazar de Colon enraptures visitors back to the era of the first Spanish conquistadors.
Then it's time for a delicious typical lunch to experience a fascinating culinary feast with an outburst of ambrosial flavors. Then go to the boardwalk of Santo Domingo "The Malecon" where you will see the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and modern buildings such as the Fine Arts Palace, National Theatre and Presidential Palace. See the lighthouse built in 1992 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus' landing in the America's and the site of Columbus' remains.
- Pickup from hotel lobby
- Approximately 2 1/2 hour drive from Punta Cana to capital city (depending on your hotel)
- Visit several museums and monuments
- Enjoy a Dominican lunch
- Visit the Malecon and see other important modern buildings including the lighthouse built to honor Christopher Columbus
- Drive back to resort