Travel By Fingertip...Dominican Republic

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Shopping In Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Shopping Overview

The Dominican Republic is famous for its amber and larimar, a beautiful turquoise stone that is crafted everywhere on the island. Avoid buying these stones from street vendors as cheap imitations are often sold to tourists. Rocking chairs, macrame, baskets, lime figurines, leather goods and mink are abundant and offered at considerable bargains. Bartering in the Dominican Republic is expected - you may even disappoint a seller if you don't haggle. Also, hang on to your wallets in the various markets - the pickpockets are as abundant as the bargains. Please Note: items made of tortoiseshell will be confiscated by U.S. Customs.
El Mercado Modelo
An escort cum interpreter can be hired at the gate of this enormous, covered market. ADDRESS: Av. Mella, Santo Domingo.
La Atarazana
This districts' winding streets, near the river, are dotted with fine shops, galleries, bars & restaurants. ADDRESS: Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo.
Calle El Conde
A pedestrian thoroughfare and a haven of fine shops. ADDRESS: Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo.
Ambar Maldo
Exquisite amber, larimar, coral jewelry, pottery and masks. Local artists on display. ADDRESS: 1 Atarazana, Santo Domingo.
El Conde Gift Shop
Rocking chairs and fine Dominican artwork. ADDRESS: 153 Calle El Conde, Santo Domingo.
La Casa del Cigarro
Finest Dominican cigars, personally hand-rolled on request. ADDRESS: Calle las Damas, Santo Domingo.
Jewelry crafted from the lsland's amber, larimar and coral. Unique gift ideas. ADDRESS: Plaza Isabela, Puerto Plata.

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