Do not believe those that say there is no life outside the resorts… Ask the locals, or just follow the music!!!
It seems there are two local discos in the town (not belonging to a resort) the other is called "Big Sur". We go to this one as it was close to where we had dinner, so entered to have a look. Is really not a “trendy” one, the decoration was terrible… but we had so much fun!. Do not worry if you are the worst dancer in the world (as I am :-). Dominicans are really good teachers, and in any case, you cannot beat them, so… relax and let your hips to follow the music!
If you are a woman and spend 5 minutes alone in a place like this, sure the local guys will approach you to dance. Do not worry, they are friendly and very nice. If you just want to dance, no problem, they will be happy to teach you! I felt really safe everywhere, but we were a small group, and Spanish was our mother tongue…
The only “problem” (for us tourists) was the HIGH volume of the music. The locals always put the music veeeeeeeeeery loud, everywhere. As we were not used to, a couple of us had a headache after some time inside the disco. But the night was so pleasant, and a walk to the beach nearby healed us as a miracle!
Address: In the middle of the village
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The only disco in Bayahibe (not belonging to a resort) is called "Big Sur". Its open every evening, but the locals only go there on fridays.
It's an open-air disco, some of it under a roof. Don't expect a fancy hi-tech disco, but it has got everything you need: music and drinks....
Dress Code: None, go as you like.
Sorry I havn't got a picture of "Big Sur", so i used these palm trees from the beach near "Big Sur".
Directions: Near the beach, just follow the music
The Barco Bar is the best and realy the only bar in Bayahibe.
The view over the sea is great and there is even a tree-house to go up!
The barkeeper Freddy mixes strong drinks and makes you drunk very quick.... His special version of a Cuba Libre is 9/10 rum and 1/10 coke....
The drinks are very cheap so watch out, geting very very drunk doesn't cost much, but the headache and hangover the next day are terrible...
During daytime the place is a Café.
Dress Code: None
Directions: Down the Mainstreet to the left.
Well realy it happenes before the nightlife starts...
The sunsets at Bayahibe are great. Sitting on the beach you can enjoy the sun sinking in to the sea. Of course its best with a nice cold Presidente (the dominican beer) to accompany it...
Address: over the sea
In the smaller villages like Bayahibe - NONE - at least you will not find any tourist places to go out. There is almost nothing going on outside the big resorts.
That is of course different in the bigger cities like La Romana or Santo Domingo.
There are some places foreigners only rarely enter where you can experience the true Dominican Republic. There you can see the Domis dance and have fun. The drinks are not very expensive and one night in such a place is a real experience.
Directions: An example of such a place is the 'Ping Pong' in Bayahibe right in the middle of the village. You cannot miss it because you can hear the music all over the place.Add to your Trip Planner
Les shows à l'hôtel Viva Dominicus Beach sont époustouflants, très pros !.
Je félicite tous les animateurs !. Continuez à faire du bon boulot !.