its blues, hip-hop, jazz, reggae or new world music, you
can enjoy it in Punta Cana. Visitors can enjoy the city's
vibrant nightlife in its clubs and night spots. Sip a drink,
listen to music, dance the night away, play pool or video
Nightlife outside your hotel:
Your hotel will probably have staff-produced
evening shows, with you having the option to dance until
the wee hours in the hotel discos. Nightlife will be slightly
livelier at the larger hotel clusters. Bavaro Beach Resort
disco is, for instance, the main dance bar among the five
large Barcelo Bavaro hotels. The disco opens at 11pm and
usually becomes packed after midnight.
Nightlife at most resorts is "fairly
dull". Most nightclubs are small and usually have no
more than 40-70 people, mostly couples. The music is a "Resort"
mix of world beat. A little more unusual that that at most
US Clubs with a disticnt "Caribbean Flair" Sometimes,
you can bring your own CDs, gather a group of people and
turn a small hotel club into your own personal party.
The only big show in town is Tropicalissimo,
staged at the Barcelo Bavaro Casino in the style of the
old Tropicana of Cuba.
Areito disco is at Ocean Resorts and is open
to the public, as is the Mangu Discotehque at the Occidental
Flamenco It has a giant screen for following important spectator
There's a bowling alley in the Punta Cana
shopping center, opposite the airport, features the country's
newest world-class bowling alley. Here you'll also find
the the Marandisco-lounge-bar.
Major beach party live entertainment is provided
on full moon nights at the Jelly Fish Restaurant on Bavaro
There are bars in Plaza Bavaro (near Barcelo
and Melia hotels) or in the Punta Cana shopping center where
you can meet the locals, mostly people who work in the area.
If staying in the area of Iberostar or Riu hotels, Disco
Pachá is the place. There is admission for those
not staying at Riu hotels.
There are four casinos in the area: Riu Palace,
Barcelo Bavaro Casino, Paradisus Casino, the Catalonia Casino
and the newest and largest Bavaro Princess casino.