Dominican Republic Shopping
Aside from beautiful beaches and exciting nightlife, the Dominican Republic is also a wonderful shopping destination–if you shop smart. You’ll find vibrant street markets, high-end boutiques, handicrafts, fine jewelry, clothing, and folk art. Prices range from very inexpensive to higher-priced, so you’ll find something no matter what your budget. The following are tips to help you find the best shops and the sweetest bargains in Santo Domingo.
El Conde Street
If you are going for a serious shopping trip and looking for a wide variety of shops, prices and fun, El Conde street is perfect for you. This pedestrian street is charming in and of itself.
It’s worth noting that although El Conde is popular with tourists, the locals shop here as well. You’ll find all types of shops selling souvenirs, clothing, jewelry, and more.
Larimar and Amber Jewelry
Larimar is a lovely stone that comes in a variety of blue hues, from baby blue to a deeper azure. It’s native to the Carribean, and you’ll find several shops selling pendants, bracelets, rings and more. You’ll also find gorgeous Amber jewelry, some of the finest Amber in the world can be found in the Dominican Republic.
Other Shopping Areas
Puerto Plata, La Marina and Mercado Modelo are other areas where you can shop for goods to bring home. Also, keep in mind that grocery stores, beach vendors and other locations are just as good if not better than the main market areas. This is particularly true if you are shopping for cigars and rum, which are two very popular items sold in the Dominican Republic!
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real travel reviews about shopping in the Dominican Republic.