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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.

Upcoming Events

Jul 19 @ 8:30 pm - Jul 22 @ 11:00 pm

“El Test” Theatrical Play

Palacio de Bellas Artes
Veteran actors Nashla Bogaert, Karina Larrauri, José Guillermo Cortines and Pepe Sierra shine as th...
Jul 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Wason Brazoban in Concert

Hard Rock Café Blue Mall Punta Cana
Dominican singer-songwriter Wason Brazoban presents a specials concert on July 19th, at the Hard Roc...
Jul 19 @ 9:00 pm

Triangulo Pop in Concert

Hard Rock Café Santo Domingo
Well known Dominican songwriters Pavel Núñez, Pamel and Aljadaqui, showcase a special concert full...


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


Altos de Chavón

A replica of a 16th century Mediterranean village, this La Romana landmark is sculpted in stone. Its Stanislaus Church overlooks Chavón River and is in demand for weddings. Construction of Altos de Chavón began in 1976. It would open in 1982 with a memorable Frank Sinatra concert at its 5,000-seat amphitheater. World performers on tour continue to perform there, especially on long weekends in the Dominican Republic. Today, the village is the setting for restaurants, precious jewelry, art, crafts and cigars. The Altos de Chavón Archaeological Museum displays the indigenous culture of the area. The views over the river and the Dye Fore golf course that extends onto the horizon make for fabulous photography. Visitors who are not guests at the Casa de Campo resort may book a tour or pay the entrance fee. You can even enjoy dinner, bars, and shopping while overlooking the Chavón River.

La Romana, Iconic Sights, Music + Nightlife, Shopping, Wedding Venues, Weddings & Romance

Barahona Nightlife

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, Music + Nightlife

Bávaro Nightlife

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 Nightlife

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, Music + Nightlife

Boca Chica Nightlife

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 its reputation as a village that never sleeps.

Boca Chica, Music + Nightlife

Cabarete Nightlife

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

Constanza Nightlife

Playing tropical music, Kapioca Bar and Moé Café Bar are two of the popular nightspots in Constanza. But don’t expect much in the way of entertainment or nightlife. An adventure tourism destination, nights can be slow in Constanza. Visitors prefer to replenish their energies for the next day’s outing. The town’s central park is a favorite meeting place during the day and the night.

Constanza, Music + Nightlife

Las Terrenas Nightlife

With beachfront bars where DJs spin the latest hits and nightclubs, Las Terrenas has the most active nightlife scene on the peninsula. Head over to Pueblo de los Pescadores, where a row of lively seaside lounges and bars offer happy hours, and the music gets louder after midnight until the wee morning hours.

Las Terrenas, Samaná

Ocean World Marina

Located adjacent to the Cofresí beach resort area, the Ocean World Marina complex features a host of entertainments day or night, including an on-site casino and nightclub, a restaurant and bar with a weekly Bravíssimo show, and an adjacent marine adventure park. Visit in the daytime to swim with marine life and watch dolphin shows, or enjoy the seaside setting at night with cocktails, dinner, and a dance performance.

Cofresí, Puerto Plata

Pueblo de los Pescadores

Smack in the heart of Las Terrenas, Pueblo de los Pescadores was originally the main landing site for the area’s fishermen. Over time, this beachfront evolved into a hub of seafront entertainment with its colorful row of trendy restaurants and bars.

Las Terrenas, Samaná

Samaná Nightlife

Santa Bárbara de Samaná combines casino fun with a host of lounges and bars lining its scenic waterfront boulevard. After sunset, Avenida de la Marina takes on a new energy, with a handful of seafront trucks for refreshments, as well as casual bars and dance spots across the boulevard.

Samaná, Music + Nightlife

Santiago Nightlife

The city of Santiago is known for its electric nightlife. You’ll find rows of bars and lounges all around the city’s iconic Monumento a los Héroes downtown, where crowds flock for fun after work hours and weekends.

Santiago, Music + Nightlife

Sosúa Nightlife

Sosúa’s main strip closes off to traffic after dusk and is the hub of nightlife in this beach town. Bars, lounges, and nightclubs lining the street continue on late into the night. Live music is usually on the menu at least once a week.

Puerto Plata, Sosúa

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