Pay attention to the dates in
Please, don't improvise!! instead of reserving a random hotel or agonizing with the room sharing, ask the advice of DR11 organizer !!! Make sure you'll do the flight and room reservations to the correct dates. You should arrive 1 day earlier and fly back next day. E.g. fly and accommodate Dec 11-20 to participate the whole 8 days (Dec 12-19). You can also fly back to home on Tuesday Dec 19 after 5PM.
Hotel Choices for Santo Domingo
DR11 recommends luxurious Hotel Palacio and convenient Antiguo Hotel Europa. They have served us flawlessly for a decade. They are enough close to the workshop place Trovas Tapas Bar, 2nd floor, Calle Isabel la Catolica #210, look at the map. As we won't have any festival activities in the hotels, you can as well choose Hotel Saint Nicolas, Hotel Mercure, Hodelpa Caribe, Aparta Hotel Roma or Casa Conde Hotel Beautique. I have personally been in most of these hotels. Look at the map of their location.
Hotel Palacio is extremely beautiful with a pool and minibar in the room. The hotel building was the Palace of the Dominican Republic ex-president Buenaventura Baez. Reserve the room directly from the Hotel Palacio pages. You don't need a discount code. Book directly from the Hotel Palacio pages to get the lowest price and to help the local economy. Palacio has really many room types. Please check the prices directly from the hotel room reservation page.
Antiguo Hotel Europa is economically priced, excellent location close to Ruins and Plaza España, beautiful lobby and useful roof Terraze, but no pool and no minibar in room. Send email to me to pass your reservation to Antiguo Hotel Europa. It's the only way to get the discounted price.
Ruta Bachatera Hotels
DR11 will take care of the Ruta Bachatera hotels Dec 16-19 (3 nights). The DR11 ticket price includes the Ruta accommodation in a shared double. Single participants should contact DR11 organizer to optimize with whom to share the room or whether to pay extra for the single room.
Discount -18% until August 7
DR11 Festival Tickets
The price of the 8 days DR11 Bachata Festival is US$1120. Until Agust 7 the -18% discounted price is just US$918 and it includes the Ruta 3 nights accommodation in a shared double.
The DR11 festival ticket price includes workshops, parties, concerts, party transport, Ruta transport and Ruta hotels (3 nights in a shared double). The ticket price does not include flight, food, drinks and the hotel room in Santo Domingo (Dec 11-16). The final price to be paid is US$946 (by Bank Transfer including +3% money transfer expense) or US$964 (by PayPal including +5% money transfer expense). If needed we have more payment methods. Please fill the ticket request or send email to DR11 organizer or www.facebook.com/vesa.parkkari. He will send you the Payment Instructions, Sales Conditions, Disclaimer he makes sure you will have the correct flight and hotel dates.
Dance schools and promoters should ask group discounts or commissions from DR11 organizer.
There are no big hidden expenses, but it's a good idea to understand how the total price should be calculated. You simply add to the festival ticket price the Santo Domingo 5 hotel nights, flight, airport taxi, food and drinks. If you buy the ticket with -18% discount and you are lucky with flight price, the total price will be about 2000 euro from Europe and less than US$2000 from United States. You can also ask DR11 organizer to verify your plan in order to avoid miscalculation.
Do I have to pay it all at once?
The food, drinks and airport taxi you will pay in DomRep. The Santo Domingo hotel you can choose to pay at once (cheaper price, no refund) or closer to event (higher price, refundable). The flight you should buy before the Chistmas rush will rise the prices, but not earlier than September 10. The DR11 ticket you pay all at once to get the best discount or before September 10 to get lower discount.
You must arrange your own flight!
The companies flying to Santo Domingo (airport code SDQ) from USA are JetBlue, American Airlines AA, United Airlines UE, Delta Airlines DE, Copa Airlines and from Europe Air France AF, Air Europa, Condor and Air Berlin. The cheapest flights from Paris you'll find from French Blue and from Brussels from Jetairfly. Try also Google "Cheap Flights to Santo Domingo" and compare in www.momondo.com.
By paying the DR11 festival ticket you accept the festival Disclaimer, which basically says that DR11 festival and it's organizer are responsible only for the festival workshops, fun activities, parties and concerts. DR11 is not responsible for the flights and Santo Domingo accommodation. DR11 reserves all the rights to do any changes to the festival program before prior notice. No refunds even if your favourite artist/ instructor is missing. In the past some live bands have cancelled the signed and paid contract but we have been able to get even better artists to do the job. In DR3/4/5/7/8/9 we didn't have any problems at all. Notice! your name is your ticket and we'll check it when you arrive in the festival.