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MUSIC + NIGHTLIFE IN
Dominican Republic

Music and dancing are an integral part of everyday life in the DR. Whether you find yourself in Santo Domingo, the hub of nightlife and live performances, or in a small village in the center of the country, Dominican beats will echo from corner stores to local clubs, while people dance indoors or even outdoors in parks and public spaces. Experience folkloric music every Friday and Saturday night in Santo Domingo on Plaza de España, or dance the night away to a live son and merengue band on Sundays by the ruins of San Francisco. Bar hop and party in Santiago’s downtown, or discover the “drink” lounges of Puerto Plata, where merengue and bachata dominate. Beach nightlife takes on new meaning in Cabarete, where you can party the night away at a range of bars along the waterfront. Punta Cana’s glitzy nightclubs and marinas are equally popular, pumping house music or offering sophisticated wine bars.

It’s always a good season for live music and dancing in the DR.

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Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm - Jan 25 @ 10:00 pm

Santo Domingo de Fiesta

Plaza España
A free outdoor show with Dominican folk music and dancers that begins at 7:00 p.m. every Friday and ...
Jan 30 @ 9:00 pm

Sugar Ray in Punta Cana

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
The Multi-platinum American Alternative Rock band, Sugar Ray, will perform in the Fillmore Ballroo...
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm - Feb 1 @ 10:00 pm

Santo Domingo de Fiesta

Plaza España
A free outdoor show with Dominican folk music and dancers that begins at 7:00 p.m. every Friday and ...
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MUSIC + NIGHTLIFE

Pack your dancing shoes and feel the Dominican Republic’s rhythms, from merengue to bachata, and jazz.

 
 
Sculpted entirely of stone, Altos de Chavón —a model 16th century Mediterranean village—is a delightful place to tour for its charming medieval feel, including plenty of shopping, fine dining, and bars.
La Romana
Designed like a Grecian amphitheater, this breathtaking 5,000-seat open-air facility hosts concerts and performances from major Dominican and international artists year-round. Seeing a concert here, under the stars, is a bucket list item.
La Romana
Casual yet lively, Barahona’s nightlife reveals a slice of Dominican culture. In town, you’ll find a handful of sports bars and lounges along the Malecón, open from sunset until the early hours of the morning. Dance, play pool, or simply relax with cocktails across the seafront.
Barahona
Nightlife in the Bávaro area is part and parcel of the beach life. Sun and sea by day, party by night. The options are numerous: an underground cave-turned-disco, a unique Coco Bongo Vegas-style show and nightclub, or a quiet wine bar.
Bávaro, Punta Cana
Bayahíbe packs a solid punch in nightlife, from sunset beachfront bars to a pulsating dance scene on the weekend. A handful of beachfront bars are popular spots for happy hour, while the local colmado sends merengue and bachata echoes into the village.
Bayahíbe, La Romana
Live concerts can be watched from El Pelícano Terrace-Restaurant at the BeLive Hamaca. In the evening, the main street, Calle Duarte is closed at night to vehicles and open for pedestrians only. Merengue and bachata will fill the air. The area is known for its busy nightlife and the many open bars earn Boca Chica […]
Boca Chica
Cabarete by night is as intense as it is by day. The multitude of bars and small clubs lining the beach fill up with barefoot or sandal-clad travelers and locals enjoying happy hours, music, and dancing.
Cabarete, Puerto Plata
The fabulous beach life translates into a sophisticated, seaside nightlife in Cap Cana.
Cap Cana, Punta Cana
One of Santo Domingo’s and the DR’s most respected cultural centers. This historic location hosts regular art and photo exhibits, as well as movies and live music. It’s a favorite hub of creatives, from poets to writers and actors.
Santo Domingo
At night, the Colonial City comes alive with a solid concentration of casual bars along its multiple narrow, romantic streets, as well as dance spots.
Santo Domingo

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