Crystal clear ocean, lush green mountain ranges, deliciously diverse food, and amazingly friendly people: Puerto Plata really does have it all. Did I mention the warm sun?? Recently I had the [...]
MUSIC + NIGHTLIFE IN
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.
Puerto Plata city’s nightlife offers a variety of ambiances to suit all moods. Sophisticated bars double as dance spots, and you’ll also find cigar lounges and seaside fun.
Punta Cana buzzes by day on the beach, but at night, the beat goes on. Some of the DR’s most modern and uniquely designed nightclubs are located here.
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.
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.
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