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Santo Domingo

santo-domingoSanto Domingo, the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic, covers an area of approximately 1,401 square kilometers and currently has a population of 2,193,046. Santo Domingo was the first settlement established in the New World and is considered the cradle of evangelization in the Americas. Having served as the set for internationally renowned, big budget films such as The Godfather II, Havana and LaFiesta del Chivo (The Feast of the Goat), among others, consolidated Santo Domingo’s relationship with the Seventh Art.

  • Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana
  • Biblioteca Infantil y Juvenil República Dominicana
  • Centro Cultural Narciso González
  • Palacio del Cine Ágora Mall
  • Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña

Santiago de los Caballeros

santiagoIn addition to being the country’s second largest city, Santiago is the most important city in the province of the same name. Its rum and liquor have acquired international fame, contributing to the economic development of the city while its land is mainly used for crops and agriculture. Santiago, an area of 2,389 kilometers, is well-known for its industrial free zones and deeply rooted cultural traditions, which are expressed in the province’s rich and diverse folklore and art. Santiago is also known for being home to one of the country’s most popular baseball teams – the Las Aguilas Cibaeñas.

  • Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes
  • Palacio del Cine Bella Terra Mall

Puerto Plata y Sosúa

puerto-plataPuerto Plata, the largest city on the northern seaboard, covers an area of 509 square kilometers and has a population of 286,558. Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada beaches make tourism one of the staples of its economy, but agribusiness is also important to the city. The port around which Puerto Plata was built is one of the most active in the Caribbean and has a major impact on both the provincial and national economy.

  • Colegio Santa Rosa de Lima
  • Escuela Plan Reforma
  • Parque Central Puerto Plata
  • Sosúa Bay Grand Casino
  • Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo

La Vega

lavegaConcepción de La Vega is the capital of La Vega province, located in the center of the Dominican Republic. This city is famous for attracting thousands of international tourists, as well as local visitors, to the fabulous celebration of one of the most important national cultural events in the country – the Dominican Carnival. The Carnival features the best and most attractive colored masks as well as musical performances by renowned artists.

  • Casa de la Cultura de Constanza
  • Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña

San Francisco de Macorís

sfmSituated in the heart of the Dominican Republic, San Francisco de Macorís is the fourth-largest city in the country with a population of 245,397 and an area of 727 square kilometers. It is the capital of Duarte province, located in the northern region of Cibao, which is known for its rich, black soil and fertile farmlands. San Francisco de Macorís represents the agroindustry in the Dominican Republic, as it is one of the largest producers of various products from cacao and coffee to fruit and rice. The city is also home to one of the largest universities in the DR, the Nordestana Catholic University (UCNE).

  • Biblioteca Nazario Rizek Badía Llabaly
  • Centro de Educación Continua UCNE

San Cristóbal

san-cristobalSan Cristóbal is one of the southern provinces of the Dominican Republic, with its capital city of the same name. San Cristóbal covers an area of 1,240 square kilometers and is located in a valley belonging to the Central Cordillera. Some of the province’s borders are: to the northeast, the provinces of Monseñor Nouel and Monte Plata, to the east, the National District and to the south, the Caribbean Sea.

  • Instituto Politécnico Loyola
  • Liceo Manuel Feliz Peña



A narrow peninsula in the northeastern corner of the Dominican Republic, Samaná is one of the least developed and most serene areas of the country. Its white sand beaches, many of them remote and secluded, rank with some of the D.R.’s finest. The province of Samaná, with a population of over 140,000 and covering over 853 square kilometers, is in known for its agriculture, fishing and for being one of the country’s most popular tourism destinations. Places such as the Bay of Samaná, are of great importance as they play host to the largest concentration of North Atlantic humpback whales each year between the months of January and March.

  • Hotel Villa Serena


Baní, the capital of Peravia province, is one of the new additions to the roster of venues for the DR Environmental Film Festival. The city, with nearly 62,000 residents who live on its 743.79 square kilometers, is only about an hour’s drive west of Santo Domingo along the Southern coast of the Dominican Republic. Baní is a tightly-knit agricultural community known for its production of bananas, coffee and mangoes, which are celebrated every June at Baní’s annual mango festival, attracting visitors from all over the country.

  • Centro Cultural Perelló

San Juan de la Maguana

sjmSan Juan de la Maguana, is the main municipality of San Juan province, on the western side of the country. With  a population of 241,100 on 876.21 square kilometers of land, San Juan is renowned for its fertile soil and moderate climate, suitable for cultivation of cereals and legumes such as beans and rice which are the main ingredients in the Dominican diet. In the DREFF’s three year history, this is the first time the Festival will take place in San Juan, a city distinguished by its colonial history.

  • Centro Cultural Monina Cámpora

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