I have had several emails inquiring what made me choose to vacation in SDQ and what keeps me going back? Well, if you have to ask....the flora and the fauna are simply beautiful. LOL But seriously, whereas the Colonial Zone can appear to be quite dirty (even third world) at times, it is still one of the best places I know to just sit and people watch, to cruise, to have a great meal for a reasonable price and to soak up so much history of the city. There's always a new adventure or you may choose to revisit past adventures.
I will expound on the history of the Dominican Republic and the beauty of it's various regions at a later time. But, right now I want to take a second to explain one of the other reasons I keep going back to Santo Domingo. Dominican people are gorgeous. Period. There must be something in the water. (hint: you don't want to risk trying to find out) Actually, it could be the year- round sunshine and humidity. Or, it could be that african-latin mixture. Whatever it is, it's working!!!! I could go on, but they say a picture is worth a thousand words.