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Things to do in Dominican Republic

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Saona Island has been called a "paradise on earth". Its pristine beaches, lush palm trees and turquoise waters make it one of the most charming regions of the Dominican Republic. Its a must see ! Take a catamaran or speedboat tour. Book a boat or catamaran with a smaller group of people for a more relaxing day. One recommended operator is Quetzal Catamaran Cruise Prestige. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“nice place, diversion, music, disco, bar, show withs acrobats and professional dancers”
  • 86 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Spanish for "Colonial City") is the historic central neighborhood of Santo Domingo and the oldest permanent European settlement of the Americas.”
  • 139 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.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Only 5 minute drive, this is a central area for shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, and fast food.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Night Club
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“A huge natural cave turned night club. A must see night club only 12 minutes away.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Citrus Restaurant is by far one the favorites among locals! Tuesday's is Sushi Night!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Island
“This is a perfect excursion for lovers of snorkeling and diving. The island is close to a beautiful coral bar rich in aquatic plants and tropical fish. Beautiful white sand beaches too ! ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Transportation
“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. $$$$”
  • 48 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“A beautiful Beach, locals and tourists alike. Take tour own drinks and food or have some fresh fish and a cold cerveza at one of the local restaurants served right on the Beach!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“You will enjoy coming to this mall because it houses names brands that are rocognized world wide. To name a few: Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and other high end fashion stores. This mall is affluent $$$$$$”
  • 44 locals recommend
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. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Wacamole Punta Cana is known for its authentic Mexican Food as well as their live music and weekend parties!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“Take an excursion to Los Haitises National Park, a great day trip for nature lovers!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Blue Mall is full of beautiful shops, bars and restaurants. There is also an indoor play center for kids. If you're looking for a day away from the beach, Blue Mall has plenty to offer.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Rock Climbing Spot
“Looking for an excursion or activity to do on your vacation? Scape Park has something for everyone. From thrilling adventures to smooth cultural experiences, Scape Park offers everything you can think of. We took a catamaran cruise during our first visit to Punta Cana and I'll never forget it. The prices are reasonable and the fun is worth every penny!”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Sushi Restaurant
“Citrus Restaurant is by far one the favorites among locals! Tuesday's is Sushi Night!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Beach
“Best of the beaches of the area, great local and international food. Groups, families, couples and just alone, you will enjoy this incredible place. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Wacamole Punta Cana is known for its authentic Mexican Food as well as their live music and weekend parties!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This Asian style themed restaurant is conveniently located inside the golf course community and easily accessible by our golf carts provided.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Water Park
“Enjoy a spectacular Las-Vegas-style show and dinner during this evening out in Puerto Plata. 'Bravissimo' is an entertaining extravaganza featuring the beat of the islands, outrageous costumes and talented performers”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the most popular club's in Cabarete. During the day and evening it serves as a restaurant then turns into a club in the night. Favourite nights are Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“At Los Corales, Bavaro, it is a beachfront restaurant and bar. The menu offers sandwiches, some seafood and a variety of other dishes. Desert includes fresh crepes with your choice of filling. Great place to chill, with ​nice staff and cozy place.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“Come here to taste Caribbean cuisine. Live music and friendly waiters will help you to spend an unforgettable evening.”
  • 12 locals recommend

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