We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“SHARP BLUED” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Avenida Espana No. 75, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
809-592-1509
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #26 of 108 things to do in Santo Domingo
Attraction details
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“SHARP BLUED”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This place is one of my favorite. Go alone, go with a friend or your family. You will see species that only locals get to see if the go deep sea scuba diving, This place has unique animals you only see in Discovery Channel

Visited November 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

146 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    47
    60
    27
    11
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
59 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Needs improvement”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Not too many attractions. Needs to be remodeled. Would not recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tampa, Florida
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good to fill in time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I visited this Aquarium back in 96 and it seems like barely any upkeep has been done. We saw construction for an expansion but the overall maintenance is poor.... very cheap though..

Visited May 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Syracuse, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Something to do if you're bored”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

My friends and I went with moderate expectations but were slightly disappointed. A lot of the tanks were empty; some were dirty. The variety of fish/aquatic creatures was limited but that could be just that I've been spoiled by bigger aquariums. It's covered, but open to the elements otherwise. The grounds are pretty and the view of the Caribbean is stunning. Keep an eye out for wild iguanas!

Visited March 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sosua, Dominican Republic
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great to visit with family -specially children”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

The National Aquarium of Santo Domingo is not as fancy as the ones in the USA but it`s worth a visit to see local marine life and have a rewarding personal experience. The kids love it, and adults won`t get bored until the first 30 minutes are over. The cafeteria provides food and drinks, and there`s a terrace with nice ocean views to relax and have quality time with family and friends.

Visited September 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed National Aquarium also viewed

Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Province
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Province
 
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Province
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Province
 

Been to National Aquarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage National Aquarium, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.