San Pedro de Macoris

San Pedro de Macoris is an area situated in the Southern Coast of Dominican Republic along with the six more divisions in this region of the island. The name of the capital of this province is also the same with the name of the province itself. As of 2002, the total population in the province of San Pedro de Macoris has already reached more than 200,000 inhabitants. The province is also a home for the well-known university called Universidad Central del Este. It is a private university that had been running since 1970. Actually, San Pedro de Macoris was not originally a tourist destination. People from Cuba used to migrate here to avoid the ongoing War of Independence in their native land during the 19th century. The biggest factor that contributes in the economy of San Pedro de Macoris is the sugar cane industry. It was the biggest influence left by the Cubans.

The city of San Pedro de Macoris is the home of the popular baseball team that played in the Dominican Winter League. The Dominican Winter League lasts from the month of november up to the month of february the following year. They had a memorable game held at the multipurpose stadium in San Pedro de Macoris called Estadio Tetelo Vargas. The infamous stadium of the city is a usually a host for several baseball matches. The stadium is so huge that it can hold at least eight thousand people inside it. San Pedro de Macoris is also known as the “Cradle of Shortcaps”. Currently, there are now seventy baseball players playing for the Major League Baseball, who were born in the city of San Pedro de Macoris. This includes Tony Fernandez, Sammy Sosa, Robinson Cano, Luis Castillo, and Julio Santana to name a few.

San Pedro de MacorisBeing a part of the island of Dominican Republic, San Pedro de Macoris has several beaches that it can be proud of. This includes the stunning beach of Cayacao de Boca Chica, Juan Dolio beach, the Barcelo Capella, Barcelo Taranquela resort, Villas del Mar and more. Another must-see area of San Pedro de Macoris is the old church of San Pedro and the city’s market. At the Central Park, there are a lot of vendors selling local snack called Pastelones en hojas. It is made from banana cooked in plaintain leaves, and definitely a one unique that you can only get here in San Pedro de Macoris. A few kilometers outside the town is where the newly made primary school is located. This school is specially built for the poor children, usually children of the sugar cane workers. It was established in 2001 with the help of kind-hearted Germans, Dutch and Americans. As of now, there are at least 400 poor students getting education from the primary school. Aside from the school rooms, there are also extra bedrooms so that the guests may have a place to stay in case they want to participate in the school’s activities for a couple of days.

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