Santiago de los Caballeros

One of the oldest settlements in Spain’s New World empire, Santiago is the country’s second-largest city, spilling over its original border, the Río Yaque del Norte. This sprawling place churns out rum and cigars, feeding off the large-scale tobacco and sugarcane plantations that dominate the valley.


Santiago is a good place to contemplate ordinary Dominican life. Typical of poor barrios countrywide. Meanwhile, just east of downtown is Cerros de Gurabo, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the DR, where roads are lined with mansions concealed behind high walls. But all strata of society cheer for the hometown baseball team and come together around the Monument, the city’s raucous nightlife center.

Never could we have imagined the impact the current global health crisis would have on the world. In these unprecedented times, and now more than ever, the safety and health of our valued guests is of paramount importance.

Recent global travel warnings, coupled with airline carrier cancellations, have compelled us to make the difficult decision to close our Hotel Turtle Lagoon beach. Therefore, we will not be able to accept new arrivals effective immediately.

The Caribbean is resilient. We have always come back better, stronger and more passionate than ever. We promise this time will be no exception!

We will take this time to make further enhancements to our hotel, so that we will continue to surpass your expectations and provide you with fantastic vacation.

When the time will be right again, we will be ready to welcome you back with open arms and a warm smile.

We will inform you soon...

Turtle Lagoon Beach Management