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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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Grab a seat and stay awhile. We are open and ready to welcome you back to paradise. #OpenDR 📸: @blonde.travel
In an effort to provide a safer and more efficient experience for passengers, as of November 29, 2020, the Dominican Republic is adopting a new electronic system providing digital versions of the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Boarding/Disembarking forms, combined in a single digital form. Passengers will need to fill out a form for arrival and another one for departure and the system will generate two QR codes. To save time during the arrival and departure procedure, we recommend filling out the forms 72 hours before the trip, to print or make screenshots of the QR codes and to keep them on hand during arrival and departure. As of January 1, 2021, all passengers entering and departing the country will be required to fill out and submit their digital forms through the Electronic Ticket Portal, link in bio, either before or upon their arrival to the country. Use the link in our bio to visit our website and learn more. 🇩🇴✈️
Hotels, resorts and beach homes – oh my! There are plenty of lodging options to choose from when you visit DR. What has been your favorite place to stay?
📸:@jhanna_n @samanboutiquehotel
Picture this: You just checked into your resort, there’s a calm breeze, bachata in the background and warm sun on your face. Are you in? Cause we are open and ready to welcome you. #OpenDR 📸:@aquamanrd @sanctuarycapcana
Raise your hand if you’re excited to travel to the DR again! We are open and ready for you to visit. 🙌🇩🇴 📸:@massielpelaez
Forever thankful for views like this. Stay safe and be well, we’ll be waiting for you along the shores of Dominican Republic. 🇩🇴🙏 📸:@fasuego
There’s nothing better than getting away from it all, especially in a sanctuary like this. 🙌 #DRDaydreaming 📸: @amaurys_figueroa
You don’t need to leave your resort to experience an incredible Punta Cana vacation. But if you do, you’re sure to have a vacation to remember! Visit the link in our bio to read more about seven can’t-miss off-the-resort activities, guaranteed to deliver memories for years to come. 📸: @queen_rodz
Looking for the ultimate adventure in Dominican Republic? Then plan a day at Salto de Elena in the Espaillat Province, exploring mountains, swimming in water canyons and jumping from cliffs. #OpenDR 📸: @sirenomanrd @_kendrii
Fact: After a day relaxing on the white sand beaches and swimming and snorkeling in the pristine blue waters, you won’t want to leave the gorgeous Cayo Arena. 📸:@slava_dominikana
Leave it to Dominican sunrises to help melt your stress away.❤️🇩🇴 #OpenDR 📸:@robertvasquez
Take a break from the beach and explore the culture, charm and charisma of Santo Domingo’s Ciudad Colonial. 🇩🇴❤️📸:@carloshorton.a
If your ideal weekend is brimming with romance, history and vibrant culture, then Santo Domingo is perfect for your next Caribbean getaway.  Best part yet, it’s ready and open for you! Visit the link in our bio to mix and match the best activities and attractions to create your personal weekend itinerary. @heyashleyrenne
All visits to Santiago include an obligatory stop at El Monumento, the city’s iconic white marble tower, circled on all sides by a multilevel garden and boasting panoramic views over the entire city. On the fifth floor is the ultimate reward: a grand panoramic view of the city of Santiago from a wraparound balcony, with the Cordillera Central mountain range in the distance. 📸:@flycamrd
42-square miles of pure bliss. A protected site and part of Cotubanamá National Park, Saona Island is the definition of a dream tropical escape. 📸: @davidmora619
Sunday’s are best spent along the gorgeous, six-mile long white-sand beaches of Juan Dolio. 📸:@moises.arias06
Double tap if you’re ready to join us and paddle through paradise. #OpenDR 📸: @blonde.travel
In need of a relaxing getaway? There’s nothing quite as mesmerizing as looking over Jarabacoa’s sweeping green landscapes. 📸: crisnoble_02
It’s been a long year. It’s time to unwind and take in all of the views. The beauty of Pedernales is ready and open for you. #OpenDR 📸:@moises.arias06
What’s found at the end of a waterfall? In Dominican Republic, and at Salto de Elena, it’s typically a turquoise or jade pool that is perfect for a swimming adventure. And it’s usually just a scenic hike away. 😍

📸: @_kendrii @sirenomanrd

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