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Parque Mirador del Sur

Parque Mirador del Sur

Parque Mirador del Sur is the first ecological park of Santo Domingo. It is one of the most important elements of the network of green spaces in the city.

Parque Mirador del Sur is the first ecological park of Santo Domingo
Parque Mirador del Sur is the first ecological park of Santo Domingo.

Parque Mirador del Sur is a 4 mile long shaded space that is 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. Designated paths for walking, jogging, skating and bike riding plus a skateboard ramp and an exercise area make it the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. There is even a man-made lake with rowboats in this green area. The interesting murals throughout the park and a beautiful fountain make it the perfect place to be.

Location:

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


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Plaza and Playa Guibia

Plaza and Playa Guibia

Plaza and Playa Güibia is the only beach available for swimming (if you dare) in the city of Santo Domingo. Guibia is a nice place to bring the family for a little fun, exercise or just for some relaxation.

Playa Guibia and the exercise area, on the Caribbean Sea and the Malecon of Santo Domingo
Playa Guibia and the exercise area, on the Caribbean Sea and the Malecon of Santo Domingo

Guibia used to be the place to be during the Trujillo era. There was a casino located next to the beach and it brought in all the rich and famous for some beach time and some fun. Later, for many years, this small beach and plaza were abandoned and forgotten. It was only used by surfers, daring local children looking to cool off and a dog or two.

Playa Guibia on the Caribbean Sea and the Malecon of Santo Domingo
Playa Guibia on the Caribbean Sea and the Malecon of Santo Domingo

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, 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. There is 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.

Playa Guibia exercise and volleyball area.
Playa Guibia exercise and volleyball area.

*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.

Location

The Malecon, Avenida George Washington, Gazcue, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.

Plaza Juan Baron

Plaza Juan Baron

Plaza Juan Baron is an open-air plaza on the Malecon in Santo Domingo that sits on the Caribbean Sea. It is a fantastic place to hang out and relax with friends, family or by yourself.

Plaza Juan Baron
Plaza Juan Baron

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. 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, drink at a bar and lounge or just sit and take in the beautiful view of the sea.

Plaza Juan Baron view of the Caribbean Sea
Plaza Juan Baron view of the Caribbean Sea

The park also has many different activities. There are activities for the children and sometimes there are concerts with well known Dominican artists.

Plaza Juan Baron has different activities for all ages
Plaza Juan Baron has different activities for all ages
Plaza Juan Baron, The Malecon of Santo Domingo of the Caribbean Sea.
Plaza Juan Baron, The Malecon of Santo Domingo of the Caribbean Sea.

Location:

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