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Santo Domingo certainly lives up to its role as the capital city of the Dominican Republic. It's a beautiful, busy place to visit where the people hail from a diverse selection of backgrounds and each neighbourhood has a different personality imparted by its residents.
It can take ten to twelve hours for a flight to Santo Domingo to arrive as you will usually have to make a transfer at some point on your journey. Las Americas International Airport is the key hub at which cheap flights to Santo Domingo land and it should take about half an hour for you to get to the cheap hotels Santo Domingo has available for weary travellers.
With decent hotels offering parking, and plenty of spaces available all around the city, you can rely on cheap Santo Domingo car hire to get around following Santo Domingo flights. Drivers should be prepared to face some traffic and hold their own against feisty local road users. Alternatively the buses operated by the public transport authority are cheap and regular whilst minibuses operated by private owners are also convenient, if rather busy.
The Colonial Zone is Santo Domingo's ancient heart, with buildings dating back centuries to the time when Christopher Columbus first made his way to the Americas. Ozama Fort and the cathedral are two of the most interesting buildings in this district. Anyone who is willing to jump in and explore the city will find something interesting on almost every street after Santo Domingo flights.