10 of the Best Markets In The Dominican Republic

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The markets in the Dominican Republic are a great place to find a wide variety of jewellery, groceries, gifts, souvenirs, and much more—all for a very reasonable price. When shopping at these marketplaces, make sure to bargain and barter prices as most vendors will be willing to negotiate in order to make the sale.

Mercado Modelo (Santo Domingo)

Located in downtown Santo Domingo, The Mercado Modelo is the largest craft market in the capital. Food stalls that cater to the local shoppers surround the market, and it continues to be one of the most-popular local marketplaces in the country. Today, vendors tailor a majority of the items and prices to visitors, making it a great place for tourists to visit. Some items there include craft-country paintings, Dominican and Cuban cigars, liquors, keepsakes, jewelry, and much more.

Mercado Modelo, Av. Mella, Santo Domingo 10211, Dominican Republic, +1 754-210-3313

Pulga de Antiguedades in Plaza María de Toledo

Found in Santo Domingo, sales at this flea market take place every Sunday. Here, shoppers can find hundreds of vendors that sell goods that tailor both the day-to-day needs of Dominicans and souvenirs aimed at tourists. Craft and souvenir items range from extremely affordable to high-quality works by local artisans. Given the high volume of customers, items will usually be very overpriced. Be prepared to bargain or pay well overvalue.

Calle Maria de Toledo, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic

Merca Santo Domingo

This food market provides an excellent place to buy a wide range of fresh meats and fish. Here, shoppers can get a wide variety of produce such as bananas, pineapples, and bell peppers as well as fresh seafood and poultry. Here, they also sell a large array of seasonings, perfect for those looking to do some cooking of their own.

Merca Santo Domingo, La Guayiga, Dominican Republic, +1 829-541-6464 ext. 288

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