As a general rule, shops open from 09:00 to 21:00 from monday to saturday and from 09:00 to 18:00 on sunday.
Punta Cana and Bávaro offer you a wealth of very central shopping centres.
Below we have listed some of the most popular spots for finding the perfect gift.
Galerías Punta Cana
Located close to the airport, Galerias Punta Cana is an open-air shopping centre with a distinctly Mediterranean feel. Enjoy a stroll through the centre, where you will find a superb selection of restaurants, shops, banks and even a bowling alley.
The first open-air centre to offer a more exclusive setting.
Palma Real Shopping Village
Targeting the more wealthy consumer, Palma Real Shopping Village was initially unveiled in December 2006, with practically all its establishments open by the end of 2007. With outlets such as Rolex, Tony Roma’s, Hard Rock Café and Ocean Pacific, to name but a few, Palma Real Shopping Village is characterised by its central location in Bávaro and its exclusive environment. It also offers free transport to and from many hotels.
One of the area’s oldest and most well-known shopping districts. Plaza Bávaro is perfect for finding typical souvenirs from the Dominican Republic at a decent price (if you known how to haggle properly!). In stark contrast to Galerías Punta Cana or Palma Real Shopping Village, you’ll be hard pressed to find any price labels here. In short… don’t pay the asking price!
Plaza Punta Cana
Located in front of Plaza Bávaro, Plaza Punta Cana was Bávaro’s first market area to be opened. An ideal spot for brave buyers! Don’t forget to use the fail-safe line “I’ll be back tomorrow to buy it!”
Another shopping area located close to Plaza Bávaro, the Bávaro Shopping Centre boasts a range of shops similar to those found in Plaza Bávaro.
A small street near to the beach. Both sides of this street house souvenir shops, tobacconists or shops with handcrafted goods for sale.
El Cortecito is also well-known for its variety of restaurants (fish/seafood).