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Puerto Plata — NIGHTLIFE

Within the Playa Dorada resort complex is a nightclub (for both resort guests and outside visitors) called Mangú, as well as a competitor called “Crazy Moon” (adjacent to the lobby of Paradise Hotel).  Both locations play a mix of Merengue, Bachata and “Top 40” American pop music.  Aficionados of the House and Trance music scene […]

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La Romana — NIGHTLIFE

Within Casa de Campo, there are a variety of bars and lounges, such as “Onno’s Bar (Altos de Chavón), “Casa de Campo Yacht Club” (within the Marina Casa de Campo), and the Azimut Café (also within the Marina Casa de Campo) – which has “Sunset Jazz Nights”.  Also, the management of “Praia” nightclub in the […]

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JARABACOA / CONSTANZA — NIGHTLIFE

Most visitors to Jarabacoa and Constanza do so for intense days of outdoor activity. By the time the evening rolls around, these people just want to relax. Thus, each town offers a handful of very good restaurants that serve some of the best Dominican food anywhere. One or two beer bars and discotheques stay open […]

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Oro Night Club

Oro Nightclub (Hard Rock Punta Cana. Blvd. Turístico del Este, km. 28 #74, Macao) –  located within the relatively new resort “Hard Rock Punta Cana”, located at Macao beach (which is northwest of Bávaro), “Oro” is aiming to be the top nightspot in the Bávaro área.  Its posh interior is reminiscent of similar venues in […]

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Imagine Punta Cana

Imagine Punta Cana (Cruce Carretera Coco Loco a Friusa) –  located within the Bávaro resort areas, this is a nightclub inside of a cave (similar to “Guácara Taína” in the capital), with a small castle acting as its entrance.  Much of the music leans toward House and Trance music (using both local talent, as well […]

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Pelicano Beach

“Pelicano Beach” (Hotel Be Live Hamaca, outside the capital) – where Swedish/Italian DJs Alesso and Sebastian Ingrosso (of Swedish House Mafia) appeared earlier this year (along with fellow Electro House DJ Avicii); as well as other concert-like events, such as French DJ Bob Sinclar, and U.S. pop duo LMFAO at the Hotel Jaragua.  Such events […]

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Guacará Taina

  Guacará Taina (Av. de la Salud, Parque Mirador Sur) – Another interesting nightspot known for booking House & Trance DJs that has been the only disco in the capital that’s within a cave.

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Praia

  Praia (Av. Gustavo Mejía Ricart 74, Naco) – reputed to be the most popular House & Trance music lounge in the capital (complete with a Miami art gallery-like exterior, and a futuristic interior with Italian lounge furniture and pricey drinks).

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SANTO DOMINGO – NIGHTLIFE

  Like Santiago (the island nation’s second largest city), the capital’s nightlife is divided into the tastes of the popular classes – that is, Merengue, Bachata and Reggaeton (favored among Spanish-speakers of various age groups) versus the international House music movement (English-language intensive, and favored among younger music fans, especially those from the middle and […]