National Aquarium, Santo Domingo

Visit this modern and fascinating aquarium and contemplate the life on the seafloor of the Caribbean.

National Aquarium, Santo Domingo
National Aquarium
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A few minutes away from the Columbus Lighthouse you’ll find the amazing National Aquarium, which has approximately 34500 m².

Inaugurated in 1990, this interesting marine zoo is one of the most visited spots by locals and tourists in Santo Domingo.

In the center of the construction you can walk through a Plexiglass tunnel that goes all along the interior of the huge pools, thus being possible to admire the marine fauna above and next to you.

The facilities have 90 fresh and salty water fish tanks with seven ponds where all kinds of Tropical fishes can be seen: Carey huge turtles, sharks, sea-horses, parrotfishes, trumpet fishes and many more.

It also houses an auditorium offering information for visitors about the kind of fishes you’ll find, their ways of life, etc.

The outside of the facilities is completed with wonderful gardens next to the shores of the Caribbean Sea where you can quietly take a walk or have a drink.

Don’t miss the chance to discover the marine fauna inhabiting the fresh and salty waters of this exotic and beautiful island.

More information:


Spain Avenue, East Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Ticket Price:

Adults - 60 RD$ / Children under 12 - 40 RD$

Foreign adults - 100 RD$ / Foreign children under 12 - 75 RD$.

Opening Times:  

Tuesday through Sundays from 9:30am to 5:30pm.


(809) 766 1709 ext. 221



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