Route & dates
Start: Santiago de los Caballeros
Santiago de los Caballeros— 31 nights
End: Santiago de los Caballeros
Sat, Dec 3 - Tue, Jan 3
Santiago de los Caballeros
First Santiago of the Americas
Founded in 1496 by Christopher Columbus' brother, Santiago de los Caballeros was among the very first European settlements in the Americas, which explains its nickname: "First Santiago of the Americas." Today, the city represents one of the Western Hemisphere's major financial, cultural, and industrial centers.Explore Santiago de los Caballeros' surroundings by going to Punta Rucia (Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) & Playa Ensenada), Rio San Juan (Gri Gri Lagoon & Playa Grande Golf Course) and Bahia de las Aguilas (in Pedernales). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Monte Cristi National Park (Parque Nacional Monte Cristi). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to La Aurora Cigar Factory, experience rural life at El Sendero del Cacao, appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico Duarte.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago de los Caballeros online travel planner.
If you are flying in from Nicaragua, the closest major aiports are Cibao International Airport, Gregorio Luperon International Airport and Samaná El Catey International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Santiago de los Caballeros can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros
Dominican Republic, Jarabacoa, Cabrera, Punta Rucia, Rio San Juan
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