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Santo Domingo Parks and Plazas

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Santo Domingo Parks and Plazas/ Santo Domingo Parques y Plazas
Plaza Juan Baron | Plaza Güibia | Parque Eugenio María de Hostos | Parque Mirador del Sur | Video - Parks in the Santo Domingo |

There are so many great parks and plazas where the Dominican people like to spend their time. Relaxing, enjoying, being with friends and family or just sitting in the sun or under a nice shade tree watching the world pass by. You will always see people sitting in a park. Maybe taking a mid day snooze, having a drink with friends or just enjoying the breeze. Everyone in this Caribbean country likes being out of doors.

The parks throughout the Dominican Republic are the places where people meet and greet. Some of the parks or plazas are small and intimate and others are vast spaces where many of our cultural activities are held. Many of these parks have many different activities including concerts, art exhibits and other events and happenings.

Get outside and visit our parks and plazas.

Plaza Juan Baron
This open-air plaza in Santo Domingo is a fantastic place to hang out and relax with friends, family or by yourself. This plaza, which covers 21,000 square meters, has spaces to sit along the Caribbean Sea, Restaurants where you can dine on all types of foods morning, noon and evening as well as other activities. There is pizza, tacos, fried foods and snacks at a wide variety of prices. You can have some karaoke fun, watch some sports on television, there is a bar and lounge or just sit and take in the beautiful view of the sea.

Location: Along Avenida George Washington also known as the Malecon and the Caribbean Sea, Ciudad Nueva, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Plaza Juan Baron, santo Domingo
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Plaza Juan Baron
Plaza and Playa Guibia
Güibia is the only swimable beach in the city of Santo Domingo. This used to be the place to be before all the big hotels moved in then for many years it was forgotten and only used by surfers. President Leonel Fernández inaugurated the "New Guibia", an area measuring 13,479 square meters, on November 20, 2011.

The plaza includes sand volleyball courts, a free gym area, bike path, kiosks that sell foods and beverages, a kids play area, Wi-Fi internet connection and stage for concerts and other activities. There is even a gazebo extending out on the Caribbean with a boardwalk leading to it. They have lots of security around to keep it safe for all who visit. They are now working on cleaning up the water so it is safe to swim here again.

*Note that on the weekends and holidays the plaza is usually very crowded and the beach area is full to overflowing. Dogs are  permitted when there are no special events happening.

Located on the Malecon, Avenida George Washington, Gazcue, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.

Plaza- Plazy Guibia
plaza guibia sand volleyball court
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Plaza / Playa Güibia
Eugenio María de Hostos Park (also known in the past as Plaza Colombina and Parque Ramfis)

The new Parque Eugenio María de Hostos was inaugurated on December 14, 2013.  The new improved park adhered to much of the original park looks and design. The park has many flowers, shrubs and trees including beautiful Oaks (Robles), Almond (Almendras) and Palms. There is a fountain with reflecting pool and a mural by artist Manuel Toribio. You can stroll along the beautiful and serene flower lined walkways that twist and turn throughout the park. There is a section where there is exercise equipment for all to use and a brightly painted playground for the children and even clean public restrooms. There is a police station located in the park, good lighting and security cameras for the safety of all. The park is now a fantastic and fun place for the entire family.
Reflecting pool at Parque Eugenio Maria de Hostos
Continue reading to learn important history of Parque Eugenio María de Hostos, see a map, pictures of the old and new park and more.....

Located on the Malecon (Avenida George Washington across from the Plaza Juan Barón), Ciudad Nueva, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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The reflecting pool at Parque Eugenio María de Hostos
Parque Mirador del Sur is the first ecological park of Santo Domingo and is one of the most important elements of the network of green spaces in the city. It is a 4 mile long shaded space ideal for leisure and recreation within the city. There are many cliffs and caves in the area that were used as settlements for the indigenous people of the island. There are designated paths for walking, jogging, skating and bike riding plus a skateboard ramp and an exercise area. There is even a man-made lake with rowboats in this green area. There are interesting murals throughout the park and beautiful fountain.

The park extends from Avenida Abraham Lincoln to Ave. Luperon in Santo Domingo South. 

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Video - Los Parques del Ayuntamiento del Distrito Nacional (ADN) - Santo Domingo Invita - A video of the parks in the Santo Domingo run by the National District City Council - Santo Domingo Invites You!

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