The capital city of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, was the first capital to be established in the Americas by the Spanish in 1496. Today, the city is a bustling metropolis of the Caribbean, with attractions to experience for any traveler. From the beach, historical monuments, food, and vibrant nightlife, you will never get bored when it comes to visiting Santo Domingo. The city is known for both its warm weather and kindness of the Dominican people. A day trip to the beach is within an hour from the capital, and the region has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Below, you’ll find a list of essential items to pack for your upcoming trip to Santo Domingo, plus a list of items NOT to bring. Don’t forget to also check out our best travel tips and FAQs for the city!