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Dominican Republic on a Budget: 5 Things to Do for Free




Vacation travel is supposed to be fun and help relieve stress. Take some of the stress off of your wallet with these free things to do while you’re exploring the Dominican Republic - Opens a dialog .

    Colorful umbrellas decorate Umbrella Street in Puerto Plata.

    Puerto Plata: Umbrella Street

    Looking for a bright and beautiful Instagram-worthy photo? Umbrella Street in Puerto Plata provides all that and more. This colorful umbrella-topped promenade offers shopping, charming cafes and an enchanting atmosphere suited for everyone. Even the walls are adorned with local artwork, making Umbrella Street a feast for the senses.

      The historic center at Independence Park.

      Puerto Plata: Parque Central Independencia

      Check out Parque Central Independencia (i.e. Independence Park). This is a great place to stop and relax during your Puerto Plata adventure. Here you can people watch, and walk around and take photos of the historic center. Festivals and free concerts are held here regularly.

        Puerto Plata: Parque Central Independencia

        Check out Parque Central Independencia (i.e. Independence Park). This is a great place to stop and relax during your Puerto Plata adventure. Here you can people watch, and walk around and take photos of the historic center. Festivals and free concerts are held here regularly.

          The historic center at Independence Park.

          A gorgeous view from Fort San Felipe.

          Puerto Plata: Malecón de Puerto Plata

          Called “the most beautiful seafront boulevard in the Dominican Republic” by locals, the Malecón offers sea breezes, great views and interesting places to explore. Along the boulevard you can take pictures of the beautiful white-sand beaches, old Fort San Felipe, the lighthouse and the amphitheater.

            Kite Beach is a great place to watch the colorful kite surfers.

            Puerto Plata: Check out Kite Beach

            Visit the Dominican Republic’s kiteboarding mecca, located east of Puerto Plata in the Cabarete area. Kite Beach is home to some of the best kitesurfing and windsurfing in the Caribbean. Once a quaint fishing village, now it’s full of great shops, bars, restaurants and of course the beach.

              Puerto Plata: Check out Kite Beach

              Visit the Dominican Republic’s kiteboarding mecca, located east of Puerto Plata in the Cabarete area. Kite Beach is home to some of the best kitesurfing and windsurfing in the Caribbean. Once a quaint fishing village, now it’s full of great shops, bars, restaurants and of course the beach.

                Kite Beach is a great place to watch the colorful kite surfers.

                For a great value that includes meals, we recommend Iberostar Costa Dorada - All-Inclusive - Opens a dialog Resort, about a 15-minute drive from Puerto Plata.

                  The soft sand of Bavaro Arena Gorda beach is a great place to spend the day.

                  Punta Cana: Find a Beautiful Beach to Walk

                  We love Puerto Plata, but we also love the sandy beaches of Punta Cana. There are so many beaches around the area with Caribbean-clear blue water and white sand for miles, like Bavaro Arena Gorda, Cabeza de Toro, Macao or Uvero Alto, just to name a few. You could spend your entire vacation happily going from beach to beach comparing them all.

                    If you are looking for an adults-only, all-inclusive resort getaway in the Punta Cana region, we recommend Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana - Opens a dialog .

                    For a more family-friendly, all-inclusive resort getaway in the Punta Cana region, we recommend Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - Opens a dialog .

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                        We invite you to take some time to browse around and dream of your next vacation, rental car or cruise, whether you’re booking for next month or toward the end of next year.

                          Vacation travel is supposed to be fun and help relieve stress. Take some of the stress off of your wallet with these free things to do while you’re exploring the Dominican Republic - Opens a dialog .

                            Colorful umbrellas decorate Umbrella Street in Puerto Plata.

                            Puerto Plata: Umbrella Street

                            Looking for a bright and beautiful Instagram-worthy photo? Umbrella Street in Puerto Plata provides all that and more. This colorful umbrella-topped promenade offers shopping, charming cafes and an enchanting atmosphere suited for everyone. Even the walls are adorned with local artwork, making Umbrella Street a feast for the senses.

                              The historic center at Independence Park.

                              Puerto Plata: Parque Central Independencia

                              Check out Parque Central Independencia (i.e. Independence Park). This is a great place to stop and relax during your Puerto Plata adventure. Here you can people watch, and walk around and take photos of the historic center. Festivals and free concerts are held here regularly.

                                Puerto Plata: Parque Central Independencia

                                Check out Parque Central Independencia (i.e. Independence Park). This is a great place to stop and relax during your Puerto Plata adventure. Here you can people watch, and walk around and take photos of the historic center. Festivals and free concerts are held here regularly.

                                  The historic center at Independence Park.

                                  A gorgeous view from Fort San Felipe.

                                  Puerto Plata: Malecón de Puerto Plata

                                  Called “the most beautiful seafront boulevard in the Dominican Republic” by locals, the Malecón offers sea breezes, great views and interesting places to explore. Along the boulevard you can take pictures of the beautiful white-sand beaches, old Fort San Felipe, the lighthouse and the amphitheater.

                                    Kite Beach is a great place to watch the colorful kite surfers.

                                    Puerto Plata: Check out Kite Beach

                                    Visit the Dominican Republic’s kiteboarding mecca, located east of Puerto Plata in the Cabarete area. Kite Beach is home to some of the best kitesurfing and windsurfing in the Caribbean. Once a quaint fishing village, now it’s full of great shops, bars, restaurants and of course the beach.

                                      Puerto Plata: Check out Kite Beach

                                      Visit the Dominican Republic’s kiteboarding mecca, located east of Puerto Plata in the Cabarete area. Kite Beach is home to some of the best kitesurfing and windsurfing in the Caribbean. Once a quaint fishing village, now it’s full of great shops, bars, restaurants and of course the beach.

                                        Kite Beach is a great place to watch the colorful kite surfers.

                                        For a great value that includes meals, we recommend Iberostar Costa Dorada - All-Inclusive - Opens a dialog Resort, about a 15-minute drive from Puerto Plata.

                                          The soft sand of Bavaro Arena Gorda beach is a great place to spend the day.

                                          Punta Cana: Find a Beautiful Beach to Walk

                                          We love Puerto Plata, but we also love the sandy beaches of Punta Cana. There are so many beaches around the area with Caribbean-clear blue water and white sand for miles, like Bavaro Arena Gorda, Cabeza de Toro, Macao or Uvero Alto, just to name a few. You could spend your entire vacation happily going from beach to beach comparing them all.

                                            If you are looking for an adults-only, all-inclusive resort getaway in the Punta Cana region, we recommend Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana - Opens a dialog .

                                            For a more family-friendly, all-inclusive resort getaway in the Punta Cana region, we recommend Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - Opens a dialog .

                                              Sign Up for Costco.com Emails

                                              If you are interested in great deals Costco Travel has to offer, click here to sign up to receive emails. This will ensure that Travel and Costco.com values are sent directly to your inbox.

                                                Once You Are Ready to Travel, Costco Travel Can Help

                                                We invite you to take some time to browse around and dream of your next vacation, rental car or cruise, whether you’re booking for next month or toward the end of next year.


                                                  Image of a Caricature of Penny Anderson

                                                  About the Author: The above piece was compiled by Penny Anderson, mother of two young athletes, and Merchandising/Ecommerce Manager at Costco Travel. Penny has been a Costco employee for 27 years.


                                                   
                                                   
                                                   
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