The capital city of Santo Domingo, and Cabarete – the windsurf capital of the Caribbean – have been included in the list of the “Top Caribbean Nightlife Destinations,” a list prepared by the online daily Caribbean Journal.
The online newspaper states that Santo Domingo is not only the capital of the Dominican Republic, but also “the capital of the country’s nightlife.”
Santo Domingo, the First City of the Americas, offers visitors an impressive list of bars, clubs and casinos.
Savvy travelers have defined Santo Domingo as a cosmopolitan city featuring modern architectural elements and centuries-old buildings built by the Spaniards during the Colonial period.
Its nightlife has been described as the most exciting in the entire Caribbean region.
Boutique hotels situated in the cobble-stone streets of the Colonial Zone, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, contrast with the larger and more cosmopolitan hotels found throughout the city.
Nightclubs, discos, bars, cafés and live-music venues have turned Santo Domingo into an exciting destination. Music lovers can enjoy the best jazz in the region, as well as the best Dominican “merengue” bands.
But Santo Domingo also has large theaters where international artists and theatrical productions are continuously presented.
This once sleepy north coast fishing village has become the world capital of water sports, due to the exceptional conditions it offers for windsurfing and other aquatic sports.
Situated some 3.5 hours from Santo Domingo and just 15 minutes from Puerto Plata, the north coast’s most important city, Cabarete is the “Caribbean’s bohemian destination.” Everything in Cabarete is within walking distance, and most bars and discos are situated along the village’s beautiful beach area.