El Malecón - The Ocean Front avenue, Santo Domingo

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  • Rocky shores
    Rocky shores
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  • A tanker in the distance
    A tanker in the distance
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  • Mike sweaty on the sea front
    Mike sweaty on the sea front
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    The Seafront

    by mikey_e Written Sep 8, 2007

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    I though about simply including this in the tip about the Malecón, but the seafront is just too beautiful along the outskirts of Santo Domingo to really cram in with the sea wall. The Río Ozama is obviously a major port and harbour for the entire Dominican Republic, so it can sometimes seem like there is not much point in trying to find the beautiful Caribbean scenery for which the resorts of the DR are world famous in the country's capital. Not true! You need only head to the parts of the Malecon west of Gazcue, on the stretches inhabited by casinos and ritzy hotels. There you will find green expanses and palm trees right up against the turquoise blue of the waters. There's lots of garbage, so its not quite as romantic as it sounds, and no one should attempt swimming here. Not only is the water polluted, the food waste dumped into the water has also started attracting sharks.

    A tanker in the distance Greenery and garbage on the seafront The tree shades the coast Rocky shores Mike sweaty on the sea front
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    Carnaval parade

    by dr-tourist Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    Every Carnaval season they hold a parade on the Maleoc in Santo Domingo. The parade features Carnaval groups from all over the Dominican Republic.

    It is crowded and chaotic but it is also one big party! Dominicans don't need a great excuse to party and Carnaval is a great excuse. . . . . . . .

    Colorful costumes, dancing, drinking and more.

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    by alfredop Written May 14, 2006

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    Also known as George Washington Avenue, El Malecón is a waterfront boulevard lined by bistros, bars and discos and is the location of the Dominican Carnival celebrated during in February.

    Malecon View

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    Caribbean Coast

    by el_ruso Written Nov 5, 2005

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    The rocky coast is beautiful, especially next to brilliantly blue Caribbean waters. However, you have to get away from the center to appreciate its beauty - it is trashed along the Malecon.

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