Article

PUNTA CANA – DINING

Both the all-inclusive resorts at Bávaro and PCRC & Cap Cana luxury enclaves have their own array of dining options for their respective guests.  However, for those having a long vacation in that part of the island, such visitors will eventually want to sample dining elsewhere.   For those in the mood for Italian cuisine, […]

Article

PUNTA CANA – BUS

For those who want to venture outside of the PuntaCana-Bávaro area and visit the capital, but are unable to rent a car, some choose to board an “Expreso Bávaro” bus, with pick-up locations such as Plaza Verón (a small shopping area for locals between the airport and Bávaro (809-455-1473), and Friusa (a shopping area for […]

Article

PUNTA CANA – CAR RENTAL

  Because of the vastness of both the Punta Cana area, as well as Bávaro, it is advisable to rent a car whenever possible (Avis car rental agency is located within Punta Cana Airport), while other car rental agencies are located a short distance from the airport. For those must use taxis for transportation during […]

Article

PUNTA CANA / BAVARO — THINGS TO SEE AND DO

  This is the easternmost part of the Dominican Republic.  A once sparsely-populated part of the island, life gradually changed there when a group of local & international investors (headed by Dominican hotelier Frank Rainieri) built a then-boutique luxury resort called “PuntaCana Resort & Club” (PCRC) back in the 1970s.  Since then, the small airport […]

Article

Autodromo Mobil 1

  Along with baseball, there are a host of other recreational activities happening in the capital.  To the pleasant surprise of foreign visitors, especially fans of the “Fast and Furious” Hollywood films, one sporting activity that has gained in popularity here is professional drag racing.  Because the “Fast & Furious 4” film was partially made […]

Article

SANTO DOMINGO – RECREATION

  With the Dominican Republic winning the 2013 World Baseball Classic (WBC) tournament held in the U.S. by Major League Baseball (MLB), a spotlight now shines on that country’s formidable baseball talent. Die-hard American and international baseball fans can visit Estadio Quisqueya (Av. Tiradentes, Ens. La Fe) and see local professional league teams, “Leones del […]

Article

Blue Mall

  “Blue Mall” (Av. Winston Churchill 80) – an upscale 15-floor shopping center which houses various shops carrying high-end merchandise for wealthier shoppers, such as Cartier, Swarovski and Hublot (jewelry); Armani Exchange, BCBG Max Azria, Carolina Herrera, Desigual, Faconnable, Louis Vuitton, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Salvatore Ferragamo, Pronovias, Vilebrequin, and Zara (apparel); Aldo, Adidas, Crocs, Nine […]

Article

Acropolis Center

  Acropolis Center (Av. Winston Churchill esq. Rafael Augosto Sánchez) – Multi-level mall (at least five floors) builded from the late 1990s onward, with a variety of brand-name stores, electronic and cell phone shops, a string of full-service banks & ATMs, supermarkets, food courts (with various American and international fast food options), multiplex movie theaters, […]

Article

Diamond Mall

  Diamond Mall (Av. Los Próceres) – Multi-level mall (at least five floors) builded from the late 1990s onward, with a variety of brand-name stores, electronic and cell phone shops, a string of full-service banks & ATMs, supermarkets, food courts (with various American and international fast food options), multiplex movie theaters, and parking – all […]

Article

Bella Vista Mall

  Bella Vista Mall (Av. Sarasota esq. Calle Los Arrayanes, Bella Vista) – Multi-level mall (at least five floors) builded from the late 1990s onward, with a variety of brand-name stores, electronic and cell phone shops, a string of full-service banks & ATMs, supermarkets, food courts (with various American and international fast food options), multiplex […]