Santo Domingo is distinctly segregated into two sections by the River Ozama. Colonial Zone or the Zona Colonial is the most popular tourist spot. It is situated on the river bank overlooking the Caribbean Sea. You can book Santo Domingo hotels on the river front to enjoy the view. If you want to see old Victorian houses and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere visit Gazcue. “El Malecon" or George Washington Avenue along the Caribbean Sea is popular with tourists with Santo Domingo hotels, restaurants and casinos. This is the best Caribbean city to enjoy an assortment of restaurants and nightlife.
Santo Domingo is the main economic propeller of the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo hotels are packed with business travellers. The western part of Santo Domingo has seen good economic development but the other side called "Santo Domingo Este," has been left behind. Santo Domingo’s central region is the hub for commercial and economic activity in the city. It is called the "Poligono Central". Many global companies have their headquarters here with its good location and flourishing economy. Santo Domingo hotels are available in all budgets. Economy here has almost doubled since 1990.