Dominicanos The Real DomiBachata Bachata Survival Kit
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Los Festivales proximas
DR10 y DR11

DR10 informacion con sus detalles y entradas estan aqui. DR11 informacion estara antes de Navidad 2017 y su informacion publicamos más luego.

Pay attention to the dates in
Flight and Hotel Reservations

Please, don't improvise!! instead of reserving a random hotel or agonizing with the room sharing, ask DR9 organizers vp advice!!! 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 8-13 if you participate DR9 Santo Domingo Dec 9-12. Ruta Bachatera Plus will end on Sunday morning Dec 18 about 6AM, so it's safest to fly back on Sunday Dec 18 afternoon.

DR9 PreRuta Bachatera needs special attention, because it starts in Santiago. You can fly to Santo Domingo (SDQ), Santiago (STI) or Puerto Plata (POP). We will organize transport from Santo Domingo to Santiago on Friday morning Dec 2. Flying to Santiago makes it easy to arrive the hotel by taxi. Most probably you can buy a flight to STI and still be able to return from SDQ. If needed we will organize Puerto Plata -> Santiago airport transport. PreRuta ends in Santo Domingo on Friday Dec 8. If you will not participate Santo Domingo, you can stay after PreRuta in Cabarete and to take later on the return flight from POP or STI. Please, don't hesitate to ask DR9 organizer to double check your wild flight plans.

Hotel Choices in Santo Domingo

DR9 recommends Hotel Palacio, Antiguo Hotel Europa and Hotel Saint Nicolas. As we don't have the festival activities in the hotels, you can as well choose 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. The Santo Domingo workshops are in the Museo Trampolin, Casa Rodrigo de Bastidas, Calle Las Damas, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo.


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 v to pass your reservation to Antiguo Hotel Europa. It's the only way to get the discounted price.

Hotel Europa

Hotel Saint Nicolas has an excellent location in the middle of Zona Colonial and close to everything. Read more

Hotel Saint Nicolas