San Pedro de Macoris

San Pedro de Macoris can be found on the Southern Coast of the Dominican Republic. The capital and the province share the same name. As of 2002, 200,000 citizens inhabit the province. San Pedro de Macoris is proud of its famous university called Universidad Central del Este. It has been in existence since 1970 and it is owned by a private sector. Initially, San Pedro de Macoris is not known for its tourism industry. The people who used to come here were mostly Cubans who wanted to escape their country ravaged by the War of Independence in the 19th century. The largest contributor of the province’s economy is the sugar cane industry. It is also the legacy of the first Cuban settlers.

San Pedro de Macoris is the home town of a famous baseball team who participated in the Dominican Winter League. The league is celebrated from the month of November to February of next year. The most notable game called Estadio Tetelo Vargas was played in the city’s multipurpose stadium. This is where major games are held and it can accommodate up to eight thousand visitors. The city is also referred to as the “Cradle of Shortcaps”. There are currently seventy native San Pedro de Macoris baseball players playing in the major league.

Just like any town or provinces found in the Dominican Republic, San Pedro de Macoris has plenty of beautiful beaches. The beaches are the main tourist attractions and they see plenty of action all year round. Aside for that, San Pedro de Macoris also has an old church located in San Pedro which is a must-see for tourists and also the city’s marketplace. You can dig in their favourite local snack called Patelones en hojas which are sold abundantly in the Central Park. Its main ingredient is banana and it is a delicacy available only in San Pedro de Macoris.

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