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The capital's waterfront avenue is popular with both locals and visitors, and for good reason!

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Santo Domingo's Malecón waterfront boulevard

One of the city's iconic boulevards, with sweet Caribbean views.

Starting in the Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo's oceanfront promenade, the malecón (aka Avenida George Washington), offers 10 kilometres (6 miles) worth of ravishing views out over the blue Caribbean, and restaurants at which to sit and contemplate them. Part of it runs along a remaining section of the ancient city wall to San José Fort. It's especially popular at night as well as on Sundays, when traffic is banned and locals take over and enjoy it on foot. Ditto for special occasions such as New Year's Eve and summer's Festival del Merengue.



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