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In the northern sector of Santo Domingo, these botanical gardens are the biggest in all of Latin America, containing flowers and lush vegetation from around the island. You can wander at leisure or else take a RD$15 shuttle to get around the park, taking in a wealth of luxuriant planting, including ferns, palms, orchids, and bromeliads. The Japanese Garden is a special highlight, as are a floor clock and the Great Ravine. If you don't have time to escape to the Dominican countryside, this is your best chance for a preview.