Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

What to See

Centro Leon Art Museum

First Class Art Museum
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First Class Art Museum

Excellent 2-storied museum with a fantastic art collection and accompanying cultural exhibit. The museum cafe is also nice with an outdoor garden, and there is free wifi. Museum news and programs can be found here: centroleon.org.do. Admission is free on Tuesdays! Even without English captions, the museum was a nice treat and a great introduction to Caribbean art.

Where to Stay

Historic Center

Budget Accommodation Near Parque Duarte
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There do not seem to be many budget options in this area of town, so I felt lucky to stumble upon Hostal Cibao, a Dominican-run guesthouse where you will find mostly long-term stayers. The monthly rate is ~$150. Per night, expect to pay something like 500 pesos. There are a few food options on either side of the hostel, an internet cafe a few doors down, several large grocery stores within walking distance, and guagua and buses waiting for you just a few blocks away on 30 de Marzo. Overall, a convenient area of town.

What to Eat

Restaurants

Vegetarian Resto
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Vegetarian Resto

Cafeteria-style food. Good place to find veggies and fruit juices. Casa de la Salud is located in the old city at Restauracion #70 near the intersection of Restauracion & Cuba. Bowl of soup = 60 pesos.

Getting Around

Bus

Buses Departing Santo Domingo for Santiago
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Transporte Espina is the most economical of the long distance buses. From Santo Domingo, you can catch these full-sized, air-conditioned buses for 270 pesos. Trip takes about 2 hrs with possible drop-offs along Avenida 27 de Feb, which runs along the edge of the center and Monument area.