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San Pedro de Macoris is a city in the same named province in the Dominican Republic.
Located on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, in a distance of 75km east of the Dominican capital Santo Domingo and 45km east of the International Airport of "Las Americas" (SDQ), counting some 140.000 habitants.
San Pedro is a sugarcane, baseball, university and tourist city.
Sugarcane is the main industry in San Pedro, which is surrounded by sugarcane fields.
The University UCE (University - Central of the East) has an international reputation for excellent medical knowledge and training. Many students from all over the world, mostly from the USA, are in San Pedro - to become a Doctor.
Further, San Pedro seems to have very good presuppositions to create world class baseball players - for example Jorge Bell and Samy Sosa.
In San Pedro you will find a very alive and colorful small town, with colonial buildings and a very authentic Caribbean flair.
Drive along the "Malecon" - the Ocean Promenade and the Central Park, through some small streets where the market is located and get a complete impression of the Dominican way of live.
• Santo Domingo International Airport + Taxi / Bus
• If you stay in the hotels in Juan Dolio / Villas del Mar, you have to take a Taxi to get to San Pedro, which is in 15km distance. Enjoy a ride through the beautiful, real Dominican, city.
Once in town, you may take • Motoconcho (Motorcycle Taxi) • Guagua (Public Taxi) • Taxi • or just walk, it´s a small town
• Church of San Pedro • Market • Juan Dolio and Villas del Mar Beach Areas
You have to go to the center of town, that´s where the Central Park is located and get some "Pastelones (de Platano) en hojas" - they are supposed to be the best, Banana snacks made in plantain leaves, in the entire world ...
There are numerous small and large stores, US style Supermarkets ... you may want to check on textiles ...
You´ll find a few restaurants. If you are looking for some street food, Taquitos is the place to go.
To go out at night, you´ll probably choose the weekend and the Malecon area, which is the Ocean Boulevard - there´s plenty of Clubs and Night-Live.
• There are small Motels in town
• Howard Johnson´s San Pedro de Macoris Hotel