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
Mercado Modelo (Santiago de los Caballeros)
Known for being safe and clean and located in the heart of downtown, this market offers a lot of jewelry. Visitors will find quality items here including cultural items such as religious souvenirs, cups, plates, frames, key chains, and more.
Cabarete Night Market (Cabarete)
This market in Cabarete sells their product in a relaxed and fun atmosphere every Sunday from 4-10 pm. Here, patrons can buy locally-handcrafted products such as artwork, clothing, and jewelry as well as lotions, potions, candles, and food. One of the best food items to try is the Honey Company’s “pinon”, which is a favorite among market visitors.
Bavaro Beach Flea Market
The Bavaro Beach Flea Market is one of the most-traditional Dominican markets in Punta Cana. At this market, visitors can find stalls that sell many different types of souvenirs such as magnets, masks, and much more. Its location on one of the country’s most popular beaches makes it very convenient for tourists.
Catuano Beach Flea Market
Another flea market located on a Dominican beach, visitors can find much of the common souvenir items sold at marketplaces from ceramic figurines and bracelets to boxes of Taino art. Some people who visit this marketplace in Bayahibe say it’s quite similar to Cortecito Square.
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.
Avenida Duarte Chinese Farmer’s Market
Avenida Duarte is one of only three Chinatown’s in the Caribbean. Located in the middle of Santo Domingo, visitors have the opportunity to buy authentic Chinese foods and commodities as well as enjoy a range of restaurants, jewellery stores, and even travel agencies.
Calle El Conde
Calle El Conde is part of the colonial section of Santo Domingo. Filled with shops and hotels and well decorated with flowers, visitors can walk through the historical district of the city while purchasing some local gifts.
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
Tailored towards visitors who are not interested in consumer goods or groceries, La Atarazan has a very high concentration of art galleries and jewellery stores compared to other locations. It also has a large number of nearby restaurants and cafés where visitors can stop and eat.