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Address: George Washington Avenue, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: +1 809-935-2063
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This popular thoroughfare is home to luxury hotels and casinos as well as...

This popular thoroughfare is home to luxury hotels and casinos as well as historic monuments and statues.

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We stayed at a hotel along the Malecon. On the weekends, they have all kinds of activities here. There is a large public area with food and go -karting included. It can be quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
c-racer-2000
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Mims, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was worth visiting will visit again I will recommend it to all my friends the place is very safe and clean the atmosphere is worth seeing I will come again and again on my next vacation

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Santo Domingo is located near the water.The heart of the city, or Colonial zone was originally settled by the Ozama River and its outing to the Caribbean Ocean for obvious trading reasons. As the city has grown, it's business center is now between Lincoln and George Washington Avenues far away from where it originally used to be. So, El Malecon... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Despite the trash along the beach, this is still a beautiful view of the ocean. Especially at sunset. Watch out for shoe shine boys as well. They can be persistent.

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Thank Mic S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to come in at night because my hotel was a good walk away but was told it was dangerous at night for tourist. So, we visit during the day but there isn't much to see all the food kiosk were closed. Overall it was a good walk.

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Mims, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at a hotel along the Malecon. On the weekends, they have all kinds of activities here. There is a large public area with food and go -karting included. It can be quite crowded especially with children.

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Thank c-racer-2000
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice street to drive by, a bit lonely to walk due to heavy traffic and dark at night since there are many trees. Nice view of the caribbean sea. Very few spots to enjoy pieces of sand. A bit polluted. You need to get to the closest beach called Boca Chica if you like to swim.

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Thank Mario G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The beach here is not for swimming but for a great long walk to see local people chilling with beer, wine, and pizza! There are tree along the walk, but still it is very hot. So may be you might want to buy a local wide hat before coming here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for a walk, its near to the zona colonial so you can go after the walk and have a good dinner or some drinks, there are many hotel with casino.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Malecon is a great place to get in a walk or a jog while you're travelling in the city. The ocean view is excellent.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This is the waterfront of Santo Domingo. Is very lengthy (many kms). There are some spots along the way for people to eat informal street food (would not recommend) and a couple of restaurants along the way (would only recommend one or two). Visited mostly by locals. Be aware of safety issues along the way. Days are safer that nights.... More 

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