IIC Santo Domingo

What to do & see in and around Santo Domingo

Music and dance are at the heart of Dominican life. The school organizes dance courses of Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa and provides valuable insider tips to those eager to become better acquainted with the more traditional and original dancing spots.

Our student facilitator and team in Santo Domingo also love to organize leisure time activities and short excursions together with the Dominican students of the Casa Goethe, the German Department of the Institute, like

  • BBQ in the school’s garden
  • Going out for dinner
  • Bar and disco tour at night
  • Visit of cultural events, concerts, museums
  • Sightseeing tour to Zona Colonial and other cultural sights nearby
  • Excursions to the beach

One of the closest beaches to Santo Domingo is the Boca Chica Beach, about 40 minutes away by public transport. A variety of sports activities is available, too.

Additional activities on the leisure program of the school: meeting the Spanish language students of IIC Sosua/ Cabarete and spending a fun time with them in Santo Domingo, Sosua, or Cabarete as well as excursions to Las Terrenas on the beautiful peninsula of Samana or going inland to the famous carnival of La Vega.

Of course, participation in activities and excursions is always voluntary. Costs depend on the number of participants; the excursions usually require a minimum turnout of participants.

Further activities:

  • Horseback riding
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • River-Rafting
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Mountain-bike tours
  • Motorbike tours
  • Hiking
  • Gym