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Nightlife in Punta Cana - From Beach Bars to Cave Raves

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Sunset ushers in cool drinks and candlelit dinners for vacationers, and most resorts offer a diverse program of entertainment. If you'd rather party with locals, you can do so at Punta Cana's many vibrant bars, clubs, and casinos. Bars serve rum-based cocktails like the Cuba Libre, and local DJs play funky merengue music that will have you dancing all night.

Nightclubs and dancing

 

Punta Cana is bursting with lively nightclubs where you can meet locals, soak up the party atmosphere, and dance the night (and morning) away. If you want to dance like a Dominican, many resorts offer merengue lessons to help you fit right in. Chart hits from the United States and Europe are often on the playlist, along with salsa, rock, and reggae.

 

Discoteca Pachá

 

Located in Bávaro’s Riu Resorts complex, this club is popular with locals, who come to dance to merengue and bachata. On selected nights you enjoy the live sounds of a Caribbean orchestra.

 

Caribbean Street, Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana. Tel: +1 888 774 0040

 

Discoteca Pachá website

 

Imagine

 

Built in the remains of an authentic cave castle, Imagine is a unique place to party. Make your way through the labyrinth of winding tunnels and caves to dance floors where DJs play modern music accompanied by colorful visuals.

 

Cruce Carretera Coco Loco a Friusa, Punta Cana​ Bávaro. Tel: +1 809 466 1049

 

Imagine website

Bars with a difference

 

Bars in Punta Cana open late, giving you time to relax over rum-based cocktails and chilled Presidente beer. Some bars offer live sports or the chance to smoke one of the Dominican Republic’s legendary cigars. As you'd expect, many venues also command impressive sea views.

 

Don Queco Cigar Bar

 

This bar's plush surroundings provide comfort while you choose from a selection of high-quality cigars, sip on a Cuba Libre, or pick up a souvenir.

 

The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana 23000. Tel: +1 809 959 2262

 

Don Queco Cigar Bar website

 

Soles Bar

 

On the white sands of Bávaro Beach, Soles is a laid-back bar offering fresh seafood. You can grab a lounger and a cold beer and soak up the sun while the DJ plays chill-out tunes.

 

Playa Los Corales, Bávaro. Tel: +1 809 910 4371

 

Soles Bar website

 

Casinos and live music

 

Many of Punta Cana’s casinos can be found in all-inclusive resorts, but you can also head into town and try your luck at local establishments. If you want to listen to live music, you'll find resorts and bars showcasing local and international talent.

 

Princess Tower Casino

 

Open to anyone over 18, this casino provides a Las Vegas experience in a Caribbean setting, with 120 gaming tables spread over a huge floor area.

 

Playa Bávaro, Punta Cana. Tel: +1 809 552 1111

 

Princess Tower Casino website

 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 

You can listen and dance to local favorites and international megastars at this beachfront venue. Grammy Award-winning Rihanna and the Gypsy Kings are among the big names to have played here.

 

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana, Boulevard Turístico del Este Km. 28 No.74, Punta Cana 23000. Tel: +1 809 687 0000

 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino website