After a year of virtual happy hours and backyard hangouts, you and your girlfriends are ready for a real vacation. If your pod is headed to Dominican Republic, you can rest assured knowing it’s one [...]
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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.
MUSIC + NIGHTLIFE
Pack your dancing shoes and feel the Dominican Republic’s rhythms, from merengue to bachata, and jazz.
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 […]
Downtown Santo Domingo raises the bar and nightlife scenes up several notches. This is where you will want to dress up and sip on cocktails from mixologists, at the most modern lounges and dance clubs.
Jarabacoa’s nightlife kicks off on Thursday, when locals head to the handful of bars and lounges in the center of town. There are also a few casual spots across from the central park.
Juan Dolio’s main street offers a good variety of beachfront bars and lounges for late night drinks, with plenty of dancing; casino fun awaits at the Coral Costa Caribe Resort.
La Romana’s nightlife is as active as any other major city in the DR, and boasts additional scenic locations for a late night, such as Altos de Chavón.
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
Stopping for a drink, a dance, or a bet is easy along the city’s seafront boulevard. Upscale and laid back hotel bars offer live music on their outdoor or poolside terraces, and dance clubs go on well past midnight.
The Malecón in Montecristi has become a popular area for locals to enjoy music on the weekends. There are several other spots in town where you can dance to bachata and merengue, sometimes to live music.
Ocean World Marina complex features a host of entertainments day or night, including an on-site casino and nightclub, a restaurant with a weekly Bravíssimo show, and an adjacent marine adventure park
Cofresí, Puerto Plata
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