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Best things to do in Dominican Republic

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Natural Feature
“Part of the East National Park, it's known for mangroves and coral reefs and palm-fringed beaches like Palmilla Beach. The island’s shallow waters are home to starfish.”
65 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“COCO BONGO PUNTA CANA, one of the greatets discos of the caribbean, Alkquimia clients has excelent prices even with the transfer included in expecific days.”
79 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Ciudad Colonial is the historic central neighborhood of Santo Domingo and the oldest permanent European settlement of the Americas. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is also known as Zona Colonial or more colloquially as "La Zona". A day trip is only 45 minutes away from Juan Dolio.”
109 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Walking distance, Palma Real Shopping Village provides a one-stop destination for shopping, eating, ATMs, pharmacy and more. It is home to upscale renowned retail stores, ​restaurants and cafes including some local establishments. Hard Rock Cafe, Tony Roma's, Montecristo Discotheque & many others.”
44 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Only 5 minute drive, this is a central area for shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, and fast food.”
41 locals recommend
Premise
“This mall houses various name brands and stores that will interest you is you are wanting to shop till you drop. The prices are favorable and the IKEA is literally across the street. Avoid going if it is any peak times or rush hour; it will feel like you are never getting out of the traffic jam. $$$$”
47 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Great food. Every Friday live music with the local band. On Mondays Sushi 2x1!”
33 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Imagine is a night club inside a natural cave formation with real bats flying in the entryway! Opens at 11 pm and closes around 4 am, this is the best place to experience and dance away latin as well as international music. ”
39 locals recommend
Island
“DescriptionCatalina Island or Isla Catalina is a tropical island located 1.5 miles from the mainland on the south-east corner of the Dominican Republic, near La Altagracia and La Romana. It is an occasional destination for cruise ships on Caribbean routes. In particular, Costa Cruises has a private beach on the island. ”
29 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The largest botanical gardens in the Caribbean, the Jardín Botánico Nacional graces the capital city with over 400 acres (two-square kilometers) of nature preserve filled with the island’s native trees, including multiple species of palm, flowers—over 300 species of orchids—and birds, such as the country’s national palm chat. A trolley tour takes you through its multiple exotic corners, the most popular of which is the Japanese garden, with a manicured, lakeside lawn ideal for picnics. Beginner or avid bird watchers can sign up for guided hikes organized by the Hispaniola Ornithological Society.”
35 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Beautiful place the beach is very different. Оn the one side a quiet bay on the other side a surf school with a good wave”
44 locals recommend
Beach
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“Best of the beaches of the area, great local and international food. Groups, families, couples and just alone, you will enjoy this incredible place. ”
34 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Bluemall is the largest mall in the area. It has international stores like Zara, Zara Home, L'Occitane, Nike, Under armor, Swarovski, Desigual, Parfois, Superga. Other local stores to shop: Handmade: Beautiful handmade jewelry with materials Larimar (Produced in DR only), amber, silver, and gold. Merci: International beachwear brands like Mara Hoffman. Cappucchine: Eccentric beachwear and colombian swimwear collections. KB: Dominican jewelry chain store and beach accessories. ”
30 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Ultimate, luxury, premium nightlife entertainment club of the Caribbean. ORO is recognised as the Best Nightclub in Punta Cana!”
11 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“You will enjoy coming to this mall because it houses names brands that are rocognized world wide. To name a few: Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and other high end fashion stores. This mall is affluent $$$$$$”
44 locals recommend
Park
“Take an excursion to Los Haitises National Park, a great day trip for nature lovers!”
39 locals recommend