Santo Domingo East promotes emblematic places to boost tourism
Each place has its own unique potential and charms. As a result, provincial and municipal authorities are betting on promoting their most emblematic recreational destinations to boost tourism as a source of income.
Santo Domingo East, the largest and most populated municipality in the country, offers environments such as the Cueva del Edén, the Cachón de la Rubia, the wetlands of the Ozama River, Plaza Juan Pablo Duarte and the Columbus Lighthouse. There, tourists, in addition to getting in touch with nature, discover stories and episodes that allow them to expand their catalog of experiences.
About 25 minutes from the capital, the public can reach the Cueva del Edén, an ecological reserve that includes a private waterhole similar to Los Tres Ojos National Park, in the midst of fruit and coconut trees.
In addition, this ecological park offers a rural experience in terms of tasting coffee dried in the sun, roasted in a “fogón” and ground in a “pilón”, apart from this, it also has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool.
In this space you can appreciate a natural dry cavern and another with water, where the visitor can bathe and spend a relaxing day with family and friends.
Cave of Eden
Its owner, Héctor Antonio Burdier, said that this project has eight rooms for families and couples, with a maximum capacity of 18 to 20 people.
In the place there is a territory with a capacity to accommodate about a thousand people, staying overnight in tents and giving the opportunity to live the adventure of sleeping outdoors and make it unforgettable. La Cueva del Edén is located at kilometer 14 of Hípica Street.
El Cachón de la Rubia
It is a natural reserve, ideal to visit with the family and take a dip in hot weather.
The purpose of this destination is to protect and guarantee the conservation of the multiple springs that originate in the area of the tributaries of the Ozama River, and especially the aquifer that emerges on the site.
The reserve is monitored by the Environment, the Civil Defense and the Santo Domingo East City Council.
“I recommend people to come to this attractive, peaceful place with clean waters; there is no contamination here,” said Jeyson Fortuna, Air Force corporal.
The Ozama River Wetlands National Park is a protected area that covers 16 kilometers in a northeast-southwest direction, covering an area of 47.42 km².
It is located in a tropical rainforest with exuberant vegetation, where centennial ceibas stand out; there are also lagoons and streams where aquatic and terrestrial birds can be observed. The most interesting lagoons are Flamencos and Manatí.
Juan P. Duarte Square
The Juan Pablo Duarte Plaza regained its lost splendor with the renovation carried out by the Santo Domingo East City Hall, which invested around RD$8 million in its renovation.
This historic place has an amphitheater called “La Dramática” and has a capacity for more than 600 people.
It also has a bust of the father of the fatherland, Juan Pablo Duarte, which is the largest in the country. “Our priority is to build a just and creative city and this plaza is part of the tourist and cultural polygon of our municipality,” highlighted Júnior Santana, youth director of the Mayor’s Office of Santo Domingo East.