Do not go to Punta Cana thinking that you will bring
bags and more shopping bags. It is known that Punta Cana
is not a destination for this, because prices are not
attractive at this point. But there are options for
those who like a little shopping or another, especially
for those who want to bring back memories of the trip.
Most hotels in Punta Cana have some shops and you can
find basic products such as shirts, bags, drinks, mugs,
key chains, in short... a little bit of everything.
Within the resorts it is also common to have craft
fairs on certain days of the week - ask at the reception
of your hotel the day they take place. In them, local
sellers exhibit mainly paintings on canvas and necklaces
with stones from the region. The tip is to be very smart
with the values presented to you. Bargain until you
think the value is reasonable. Never accept a value
The Shopping Palma Real is a good
option for those who want to shop in designer labels,
with some of the most famous stores in the world, such
as Puma, Adidas, Billabong and Hard Rock. For those who
prefer artisanal products, drinks and other popular
items, Plaza Bibijagua is a very
suitable place. Prices are great! If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage men's watches.
At the end of the trip, Brazilians have a certain
stop at the airport: the free shop.
Without taxes, the products are priced much better than
those offered in the Brazilian market in general. There
is a little bit of everything in the store: clothes,
watches, perfumes, glasses, bags, chocolates,
cigarettes, among other products.
Punta Cana International Airport
Punta Cana Airport (PUJ) has a very different style,
when compared to other airports in the world - its
structure and decoration are very typical. Several
flights full of tourists arrive through it. The airport
has a free shop, for those on international
flights, and several restaurants.
For us Brazilians, an alternative is to go with Gol,
which stops in Caracas. Flights from São Paulo are not
very comfortable or have entertainment, but due to the
accumulation of Smiles miles and the company's
promotions, they can be a good option. There is also the
possibility of going with the Copa, which connects in
Panama, and with the LAN (connection in Lima). If you
choose to go with the World Cup, you can amend a
stop over to visit Panama City, great for shopping.
Plaza Bibijagua, with the same name as the nearby
beach, is a great place to buy handcrafted items at
great prices. There are wooden pieces, necklaces,
pictures, bags, drinks, cigars etc. The price there is
much better than the stores in the hotels or the
airport, but you have to consider that to get there you
will need a taxi, and the rides are very expensive in
Punta Cana. For those who want variety and good prices,
a visit to this place is essential.
Shopping Palma Real
For more refined shopping, this is the best place in
Punta Cana. Prices are not very attractive, but the
place is worth the visit. In some hotels there are free
buses, with established schedules, that take customers
to the mall. There you will find a cinema, bank and
currency exchange, as well as designer stores such as
Guess, QuickSilver, Puma, Adidas, Billabong, Hard Rock