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Address: Avenida Espana No. 75, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809-592-1509
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A really good value for the family

The aquarium is nice. We have visited so many aquariums in the states that are always trying to top the other. I would say this one does not have a chance in comparison. What I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
DuglaR
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The aquarium is nice. We have visited so many aquariums in the states that are always trying to top the other. I would say this one does not have a chance in comparison. What I can say is that it is a very, very good value. The entrance is reasonable and I there is plenty of sea life. My family... More 

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Santo Domingo DR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went as a chaperon on a school trip last week, had never been to the aquarium before, so was not expecting much at all. Was pleasantly taken aback, 1st off, very cheap, and we paid for ourselves so no school discount. Lots of different types of fish and areas that house various eco - systems. Signs are good, explaining everything... More 

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Turnhout, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A beautiful attraction, a little bit far from the city center. A lot of different sea animals! beautiful garden with view of the ocean and downtown Santo Domingo. Very cheap entry fee.

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Sosua, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

also a few years ago the first time,most I liked the blow fish who was behind a huge acuarium glass he 'followed' me for ages or better the reflection of the ring on my hand.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

It´s a really well built place and they take effort to make you welcome, they pay extra attention to children / es un sitio muy bien hecho, te hacen sentori muy bien y prestan mucha atención a los niños para explicar todo.

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Bethlehem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The National Aquarium of Santo Domingo is located on a beautiful tropical park overlooking the Caribbean. It's definitely modest compared to some aquariums, but it's just right for an active preschooler. My son especially loved the sea turtles, sharks, and free roaming iguana in the park. I loved that many of the exhibits were open and accessible. The bathrooms were... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

visited end of sept first of all if you're white the price is double then if you're dominican. i had to convince the lady that i live here for me to even be able to conivince my self i wanted to go in. secondly... if theres a higher price for tourists then the descriptions of every animal should be available... More 

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Venice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I liked the setting in which the aquarium is set in. By the ocean on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea.. While touring the tanks you can smell the salt in the air and hear the surf. They have a wonderful video program to watch about the building of the aquarium and an excellent whale skeleton on display.

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santo domingo, rep. dominicana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The ticket is almost free, 20 Dominican pesos, less than a dollar. Is a regular size, but different area. Its true is getting old, the is why they always remodeling. But the central corridor with the sharks, barracudas, and other big specimens is really amazing specially for the kids. Also the collection of horse sea, and the coral reef is... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you have been to big aquariums worldwide, please don't go. It's an o.k. aquarium and it has decreased quality with time, mostly due to lack of investment and maintenance.

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Address: Address: Avenida Espana No. 75, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809-592-1509
Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Santo Domingo Province  >  Santo Domingo

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