Recommended! Tour the Santo Domingo Botanical Gardens

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botanical gardens santo domingoThe National Botanical Gardens in Santo Domingo

The National Botanical Gardens should be high on your list of things to do while visiting Santo Domingo. Covering over 200 acres, this park is the largest of its kind in the Caribbean. It is also considered to be one of the finest in the world.

The Gardens feature a diverse range of flora that includes more than 300 varieties of orchids, gorgeous palms and lots of native plants. There is also a Japanese Garden section that is very beautiful.

The Gardens were initially created to study, investigate and preserve the plant life of the Dominican Republic. It is a sanctuary for plants and animals that is ideal for exploration, having lots of trails and roads for visitors.

This is really a must-see Santo Domingo attraction, so put it near the top of your list. You will have a fun and relaxing time amidst the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic, and far from the city noise.

Look for the choo-choo train to take you on a guided tour!

The National Botanical Gardens is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.