San Pedro De Macoris is a laid-back province set on the Caribbean Sea. Bask in the sunshine on palm-fringed beaches, explore a network of ancient underground caves and admire the colonial architecture in the colourful capital. The flavour-packed food and friendly locals round out San Pedro De Macoris.
Things to do in San Pedro de Macorís
Base yourself in San Pedro De Macoris, a vibrant city with a small-town feel. As the provincial capital, San Pedro De Macoris offers an excellent mix of shops, cafes and restaurants. Drive along the scenic oceanfront promenade and walk around tree-lined Central Park. Street food stalls dot the park and serve delicious “pastelon en hojas” meat-filled tamales wrapped in green plantain leaves.
The stark white Catedral San Pedro Apostol towers over the city. It was completely rebuilt in the early 1900s and features a Gothic-inspired façade with buttresses, parapets and a soaring tower. Light streams into the nave through a stunning stained-glass window.
Explore a network of subterranean caves in Cueva de las Maravillas National Park. Beneath the park are a series of tunnels and caverns decorated with shimmering stalagmites and stalactites. The caves have incredible cultural value and are home to some of the best-preserved indigenous petroglyphs in the Dominican Republic.
San Pedro De Macoris is a great place to try traditional “comida criolla” cuisine. Most restaurants serve La Bandera, the national dish of the Dominican Republic. Inspired by the country’s flag, the dish features white rice, red beans, meat and green salad. Wash it all down with a glass of “mamajuana” made with red wine, rum, honey and local spices.
Escape to Playa Guayacanes, a family-friendly beach with powder-soft sand and crystalline water. Relax under the shade of a coconut palm and order ice-cold drinks and fresh seafood from local beach bars.
Getting around San Pedro de Macorís
Get around San Pedro De Macoris province by car, bus or private driver. Parts of the San Pedro De Macoris city centre are pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Taxis are a fast and affordable way to get around the city or you can use “guagua” public buses. Beat the traffic with motorcycle taxis. Las Américas International Airport in Santo Domingo is a 40-minute drive away.