Here in the Colonial Zone there is no shortage of Guias/ Tour Guides that are more than willing to help you for a price. Standing on almost every street corner of the Colonial Zone there is always someone willing to help. They will take you around the town, tell you the history, take you into the gift shops, and many take your money if your not careful.
There is a tourist office on Calle Isabel La Catolicá in front of Parque Colon in the colonial looking building called Palace of Borgell. This building houses the Post Office also so if your asking around you can ask where the post office is. If you do want a tour guide for the Colonial Zone and you do not want to get one off the street you can go here and ask. Also if you have any problems with a guide you can tell on them here.
There is a Tourist Police station on Calle El Conde if you have any problems. The tourist police usually wear white shirts and navy pants if you need help. There are the police on beautiful, well fed horses that are a nice addition to the look of the city. There are bicycle police, Harley riding police, and now police on Segways, which are the newest addition to the tourist police force here in the Zone. There are usually always some type of police around Colonial Zone. The main problem with the police here that I have noticed is that most only speak Spanish so trying to tell them of a problem can be a bit difficult.
There are also companies that you can hire for a more secure touring experience. These are good if you would like the extra security of someone looking out for you. It is also nice if you want to look all over the city and have a car or van there without hassles, to go around as you wish. This is much easier than trying to hail a taxi every time you want to head to a new destination. Make sure you set a price before you start out so there are no problems later.
One of the biggest aides that I could say is to try and learn, or at least have a cheat-sheet of basic Spanish words with you to make it much easier if you leave the resort/tourist areas. Even if you have to look at the paper of book for a word, it will help out immensely. (to see some basic Spanish check out our basic Spanish language page, and to learn some real Dominican Spanish check out the rest of the language pages)
I would not recommend renting a car. It's more problems than it is worth. For more travel information go to our transportation page. Here there are tips on getting around the island, the local taxi services around Santo Domingo area that I can recommend along with their phone numbers, and more information.
This excellent and informative video is from Discovery Channel and it shares with the viewer a little about the life in Dominican Republic. Not only the tourist information but you will see the places that most tourists will never see. If you have the time to watch, it will be well worth your time to gain a little insight to the real Dominican Republic. Maybe you can see why we who live here love it so much, why the good outweighs the bad. Discover our island.
Dominican Republic Documentary by Discovery Channel.
Discovery Channel 46 min 43 sec - May 23, 2006
For our complete listing of sights and monuments in Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic. Also we have a map with locations marked that you can print and take with you when you tour the oldest city in The Americas, Colonial Zone.
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Here are links to other You Tube videos from the Campaña de Publicidad Nacional de Turismo Interno "Turismo para Todos" 2009 Secretaria de Estado Turismo de Republica Dominicana / Campaign for National Publicity of Internal Tourism "Tourism fro All" from the Secretary of Tourism of Dominican Republic.
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Bávaro - Calle Friusa-Plaza El Tronco, Bávaro
Boca Chica - Plaza Turística Boca Chica
Cabarete - Calle Principal in front of Tricom Office
Constanza - Calle Antonio María Garcia #43
Cotuí - Calle Hector Soto Esq. Mella #48
Higuey - Av. Altagracia No. 85, Salvaleón De Higuey
Jarabacoa - Calle Mario Nelson Galan, Plaza Ramirez Modulo #209
Terrenas - Calle Libertad in front of the Policía Nacional office
Luperón - Calle General Luperón #50
Nagua - Calle Club Rotario (Gobernación)
San Cristóbal - Av. Constitución, Gobernación
San José de Ocoa - Av. Canadá #132 Gobernación Provincial
San Pedro - Dominguez Charo #8, La Gobernación
Santiago - Calle Juan Pablo Duarte, Ayuntamiento De Santiago