Would you like a bit of culture? The Dominican Republic offers many opportunities for culture vultures as well. The oldest cathedral in America, Catedral Primada de América, is located in the capital city Santo Domingo. In 1992, Christopher Columbus’ memorial called The Columbus Lighthouse (Faro a Colón) was built there. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a lighthouse, even though its name says so. In actuality, it is a megalomaniac, concrete, cross-shaped building, with a museum inside of it. If you are not quite fond of having a sight of the concrete monster among your memories, I recommend to avoid it. In terms of design, it is a rather uninteresting modern building, looking tragic from both the inside and the outside.
Please, be patient with the locals. Try to understand that life there is much slower and less hectic than the one we are used to. If a waiter forgets about you, or they do not have your reservation in the hotel, or waiting for services takes too long, don’t hang your head. If I lived in such a country, I would take my time as well. Mañana, baby.