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Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is the shopping giant of the Caribbean. Browse designer stores in Santo Domingo’s shopping malls, notably the Blue Mall and Ágora, or shop at a handful of Dominican and international boutiques in Punta Cana, and La Romana. Local arts and crafts are ubiquitous, but you will find the best selections near city centers such as in the Colonial City’s galleries, near Parque Central in Puerto Plata, among others. Resorts and marinas offer even more options for those with limited time. Along the way, meander in colorful produce markets, present in every town and brimming with abundant fruits and vegetables. Pick up amber or larimar jewelry, cigars, chocolate, coffee, or a flask of mamajuana.

Stores are generally open Monday through Saturday, with shopping malls also opening on Sunday with limited hours.

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Shopping is a bona fide pastime in the DR—you’ll find plenty to take home, from our malls to our markets, and waterfront boutiques.

 
 
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
Coffee from Polo, larimar from Paraíso, rocking chairs from La Lista, the fruit preserves and typical dolls made by the Coopdeci women’s cooperative in La Ciénaga. Barahona city market for fresh produce, including the famous Barahona plantains. Barahona caters mainly to domestic travel. The FestiCafé held in Polo in June every year is one great […]
Barahona
The scenic fishing town of Bayahíbe is an attraction in and of itself; Bayahíbe retains its Dominican pulse, from its local restaurants and bars to its street side arts and crafts stalls, and fishermen who bring catch daily.
Bayahíbe, La Romana
Olé Supermarket on the north side of Las Americas Expressway is well stocked and has the best prices. In the town, Duarte and 20 de Diciembre streets are lined with small shops selling souvenirs. Compare prices before ordering goods and services from beach and street vendors and at shops, small restaurants and bars.
Boca Chica
Bonao is all about highway shopping. Check out the souvenir shop at Típico Bonao and buy sweets at Miguelina. The Santos de Palo also sell their outstanding art at La Gran Parada. Plaza Jacaranda is a favorite for stocking up on beer and Dominican food on the highway near the entrance to Bonao. In town, […]
Bonao
Shopping in Cabarete is as bona fide an activity as surfing. The beach town’s main street is lined with exquisite boutique stores carrying carefully curated Dominican art and apparel from around the country and from overseas.
Cabarete, Puerto Plata
The first commercial street in the New World remains the most popular pedestrian shopping area. Stretching over 10 blocks, this cobblestoned road is lined with restaurants, cafés, souvenir shops, and street side art vendors.
Santo Domingo
Casa de Campo Marina is ideally situated where the Chavón River meets the Caribbean Sea. Within the marina complex are a wide variety of restaurants and shops.
Bayahíbe, La Romana
Signature Chinese gates mark the start and end of Santo Domingo’s Barrio Chino. Sculptures dot the streets, from a Chinese monk to life-size lions, and the city’s most authentic Chinese restaurants are found here.
Santo Domingo
Santiago is the cigar capital of the world, with the largest production of smokes at the many factories. In February every year, the ProCigar Festival is held with organized visits to cigar factories and tobacco field tours to companies operations such as General Cigar, Davidoff, Matasa, La Aurora, Corporación Cigar Export, Tabacalera La Alianza, La […]
Santiago

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