A trip to Punta Cana conjures up the imagery of fun on its gorgeous beaches, rejuvenation of body and mind, and a supreme bliss to top it all. But Punta Cana offers much more than this. If you are on a vacation here and want to spend some time shopping as well, Punta Cana is absolutely a fantastic place to visit. A plethora of shopping options are available for you.
Whether you want to do shopping in authentic Dominican markets or visit American-style shopping malls – all these and more are available to you in Punta Cana. Most of the places where you go for shopping are cash only, while there are few of them that also accept credit cards. However, if you are willing to pay cash for your purchases then you can look forward to discounts as well.
Here are some of the best shopping options for you in Punta Cana. These include Plaza Bavaro, Palma Real Shopping Village, San Juan Shopping Mall, Bi2JH2O Artisanal Shopping Plaza, Galerias at Puntacana Village, and Caribbean Street. These shopping destinations in the city will offer a valuable insight and help you prepare beforehand for an exciting and enjoyable visit in this magnificent city in the Dominican Republic.
The Plaza Bavaro is a popular shopping district and among the oldest in Punta Cana. Shopping here is an enjoyable experience as you get opportunity to meet the local Dominicans and know about their lifestyle. This sprawling center in the city has several shops spread over the two sides of the main street. The side of this shopping center which is closest to the beach has clothing stores, crafts stores, cigars and jewelry stores. Apart from these, a pharmacy, a DHL shipping station and money-exchanges are also found here. The bar in the middle is there for you to help cool off with a few drinks. On the other side of the street, you can purchase handicrafts and artwork at many of the booths here. The women shoppers might be approached by other women readily offering to braid your hair. You can haggle for some good bargains here, which might even go up to 40 percent of the asking price. So, don’t forget to bargain, particularly if you are making cash purchases. The Plaza Bavaro is open daily from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm. This is surely one of the best places in Punta Cana to go for shopping.
Palma Real Shopping Village
The Palma Real Shopping Village is a premier destination for shopping in Punta Cana. It is the largest commercial center on the Dominican Republic’s east coast. The Palma Real Shopping Village is also popularly called Punta Cana Shopping Village or Palma Real Shopping Centre. This is the perfect place to visit if you want to indulge in some serious shopping. The shopping center is home to many stores selling branded goods, jewelries, gift shops, accessories, a movie theater with 3 screens, currency exchange, banks, and restaurants. The Palma Real Shopping Village is housed in a Spanish-style building. This is a great place for the fashionable looking for popular and exclusive brands such as Blue Country, Geox, Capucine, Diaz, Arcadio, Ocean Pacific, Puma, Uno de 50, Quicksilver, Billabong, Adidas, Nautica, Armani Xchange, Tommy Hilfiger, among others. If you love jewelries, then visit world-class jewelry brands like Laura Tosato, Harrisson’s, Prota, and the Museum of Larimar and Ambar. The lovers of cigar and spirit will also find the shopping centre a great place to visit. You can purchase your favorite cigars from stores like The Brugal Store and Cigar Aficianado. After spending hours shopping at the Palma Real Shopping Village, you would want to relax and satiate your hunger. Consider visiting the restaurants here where you will be offered a range of cuisines such as Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Thai, Japanese, and even American style at popular brands such as Helados Bon, Tangerines, Pizzarelli, Tony Roma's, and Hard Rock Café.
San Juan Shopping Center
The San Juan Shopping Center is situated at Coco Loco intersection. It’s a fashionable shopping destination offering a complete shopping experience in the region. The shopping center has some of the best branded stores from where you can shop for clothing and jewelry. The vast complex of the San Juan Shopping Center is also home to several banks, electronics stores, and a pharmacy. It’s also a great place to get entertained with a seven-screen movie theatre. With its spas, beauty centers, fashion stores, restaurants and a movie theatre, the San Juan Shopping Center is absolutely a great place to visit in Punta Cana for your shopping sojourn.