Horse and Cart
Santiago is the second city in the Dominican Republic. There are things for the tourist to do in this city. There is the monument, built for Trujillo but now owned by the people. There is the fort where the locals held out against Trujillo.
The transport system is excellent. It is the center for the bus service. Metro, Caribe Tours, Aetra and Espinal can get you to the capital in less than an hour in comfort. Javilla Tours takes you to Puerto Plata in an hour and a half.
The airport at Santiago is serviced by Jet Blue and Spirit airlines. You are only a 2 hour journey from Fort Lauderdale or Miami.
The monument offers great views of the city. Good restaurants are within walking distance from here. When I went, the guides were free.