The most important cities of the Dominican Republic

Known for its paradisiacal beaches, the Dominican Republic has much more to offer tourists: an exuberant coastline with 402 kilometers of beaches, tropical climate throughout the year, cultural heritage, historic cities, mountains, waterfalls, golf courses … It is surprising that it is one of the most visited countries in the world.

Today in Vuelva Viajes we are going to travel to this corner of the Caribbean to tell you about its most important cities. As always, we are going to base ourselves on the number of inhabitants, so some of the cities that we are going to show you below are not among the most touristy in the Dominican Republic. Would you like to join us?

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
We are going to start talking about Santo Domingo, which, in addition to being the capital of the Dominican Republic, is one of the largest cultural, financial, political, commercial and industrial centers in the country. Here are the first cathedral and the first castle in America. These two buildings are located in the Colonial City, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Santiago de los Caballeros

The second most populated city in the Dominican Republic is Santiago de los Caballeros, capital of the province of Santiago. It is one of the main economic, financial, political, cultural and social centers of the country. Among its main points of interest we find the Cathedral of Santiago Apóstol, the Hermanos Patiño Bridge, and the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration.

San Francisco de Macorís

Capital of the province of Duarte, San Francisco de Marcorís is considered the third most populated city in the country. It is important to note that the city has one of the most vibrant nightlife in the country.


Salvaleón Higüey, the head municipality of the province of La Altagracia, has grown continuously and vertiginously during the last decades thanks, among other things, to its remarkable tourism industry. And it is that it is a city of great scenic beauty and pleasant climate. Its urban center is also surprising.

The Roman

The Roman
The fifth most populated city in the Dominican Republic is La Romana, capital of the homonymous province. Located 45 kilometers from Punta Cana, the city has become one of the main tourist destinations in the country thanks to its beautiful beaches and the tourist infrastructure that is being developed.

San Cristobal

San Cristobal
We continue our tour of the most important cities of the Dominican Republic in San Cristóbal, the head municipality of the province of the same name. Located in a small valley at the foot of the mountains of the Cordillera Central, it has an important heritage.

San Pedro de Macoris

San Pedro de Macoris
Another important city is San Pedro de Macorís, capital of the homonymous province. It is the place that has contributed the most poets and players to the country. In addition, it has beautiful tourist attractions: its beaches, its cathedral, the caves of wonders, the boardwalk …

San Felipe of Puerto Plata

The eighth most populated city in the country is San Felipe de Puerto Plata, also known as Puerto Plata. Capital of the homonymous province, it is one of the most important commercial ports in the Dominican Republic, in addition to being considered one of the most beautiful cities in the country.

Concepcion de la Vega

In ninth position in our ranking we find Concepción de la Vega, the capital of the province of La Vega. Founded by Christopher Columbus, the city has numerous points of interest, such as the Santo Cerro, the Ruins of the Vega Vieja and Guaigui.

Boca Chica

Finally, we must talk about Boca Chica, which houses a beach that bears the same name. The city is located in the bay of Andrés, 30 kilometers east of Santo Domingo, it has numerous accommodations, many of them of good quality and at good prices.

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