Visitors who want to be near pristine beaches and mingle with both travelers and locals would enjoy staying in Santo Domingo.
• La Bandera – A popular dish consisting of beans, rice, meat, and salad.
• Locally grown fruits in the Dominican republic are excellent – be sure to try the pineapple, mango, papaya, and Guava.
• Buy handmade Dominican crafts, amber and larimar jewelry and pottery from local shops and or stands.
• The Palma Real Shopping Village in Punta Cana is a good place for visitors to go if they desire retail shopping at a reasonable price.