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Nice place for an early morning run - not alone ladies! Otherwise a lot of construction, trash and people loitering. I wish cities would realize the value of these beautiful outdoor spaces and clean it up. Anyway, be careful
Serpents the Caribbean Sea... breathtaking view when the sun is going to sleep and the moon is out !.. Stroll, Drive, Walk, Run...and some even Fish !, it is full of hotels, casinos, restaurants, and even a business mall and a movie center !
Our hotel was right off the Malecón if you want to go for a walk it’s a good place to go and sightseeing at night time you have to be very careful with the locals we end up going to eat at small trucks the...More
We came here on a Saturday morning. Traffic was insane crossing from one side to the other side. We stayed at The Sheraton Hotel just across the Malecon area. Be aware of your surroundings as their were many aggressive street vendors and a talkative drunk....More
It's a long road, but I loved the people sitting on the low guardrail talking, the activities on going from the night life on the city side, and there are areas with activity on the other side. See some surprising monuments (mentioned elsewhere). In the...More
Our hotel was literally right across from the Malecon and it was one of our favorite places just to sit and read a book. The ocean waves are relaxing and there are plenty of people and wildlife to look at. George Washington Ave can be...More
The fresh air and crystal waters will transport your soul to another dimension. Quite therapeutic in every sense of the word...you will be captivated. For travelers, the promenade is often congested during weekdays.
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Might be a bit of a walk, but well worth it! :) It's on the corner Of Av George Washington and Calle Roberto Shomburg. Google maps says it's about a 49 minute walk from your hotel. the best way to go would be to walk down to... More
Might be a bit of a walk, but well worth it! :) It's on the corner Of Av George Washington and Calle Roberto Shomburg. Google maps says it's about a 49 minute walk from your hotel. the best way to go would be to walk down to George Washington Ave and Follow the Malecon to Calle Alma Mater or Calle Roberto Shomburg.
It's a bit broad of a question as it really depends where you are. In the resort heavy areas like Punta Cana you are guided to stay at the resort (there are no local communities there until recently as it was literally... More
It's a bit broad of a question as it really depends where you are. In the resort heavy areas like Punta Cana you are guided to stay at the resort (there are no local communities there until recently as it was literally developed for resorts and now their employees have started living locally; as Dominicans say "no one is born in Punta Cana"). In the Capital, the Colonial Zone is extremely safe, well lit, and intended to be a safe zone for tourists to walk around at all hours. My wife and I never felt even the least bit concerned for safety. If you are leaving the Colonial Zone, then Uber is really easy and a safe way to travel, etc. The Malecon is not worth the concern. My in-laws (live in the Capital) say that even locals wont go there at night because of the "tigres" (young hoodlums) and that it really wasnt safe for tourists at night. We would take an Uber to any restaurants (like the Cave) that were worth going to outside the Colonial Zone. If you want the freedom to explore the DR in a safe way, I would recommend Samana. Beautiful beaches, more boutique style hotels and whatnot (less all you can eat boxed specials), and the locals were extremely friendly. My wife and I explored large parts of Samana on a "moto" and there were countless incidents of friendly locals giving us good directions, just saying hello (without trying to sell you anything, honestly just being friendly), or (in one instance) flagging us down to turn around as we we apparently going wayyyy off the beaten path (our first day there). Samana was really my favorite style DR (not a fan of all inclusive big resorts personally) coupled with the deep historical vibe and fun nightlife in Santo Domingo. To conclude, like most countries, it depends where you are.