Entertainment / Nightlife in Punta Cana


The High Wave Café is an atmospheric lounge, with big-screen TVs, to drop by for cocktails before or after dinner and is easily accessible from the hotels in Bávaro. Early birds can grab a swinging love seat on the front porch.

After 8pm, music dominates. If you have the need to get out of the resorts in Bavaro for a change of scenery and are within walking distance of the lounge, then this is a fine destination, otherwise you will be paying a high taxi fare.

Address: Plaza Bávaro Shopping Center, Across from Tower Casino, Bávaro
Phone: 809-552–0572
Location: Punta Cana


Imagine is designed to make you feel as though you are in a natural cave with earth-rocking acoustics. They have various “cave” rooms with stalactites, stalagmites and dance floors. The music featured is house jams, club jams, merengue, salsa, world beats, current Top 40, and more.

You may visit the club via a shuttle (round-trip) from the local resorts. There is also a free bus that stops at every resort in the area. Service from Uvero Alto resorts is $10 extra. There are also Taxis outside the club. Special rates (from $60) are offered for a weekly and multiple-entrance passes; with one night including an open bar.

Address: Carretera Cocoloco–Riu, Coco Loco/Friusa, Bávaro
Phone: 809-466–1049; 809-466–1079
Cost: $40 (includes cover, transportation, and 2 drinks.)
Hours: 11 pm – 4 am
Website: www.imaginepuntacana.com
Location: Punta Cana


The Mangú has two floors. Upstairs plays techno music nonstop. Downstairs plays reggaeton, hip-hop, urban, salsa, merengue, and bachata.

If your are a guest in the Occidental complex, you have free entrance and complimentary drinks up to 1 am. If you are not a guest in the Occidentalites, there’s a cover charge of $30, higher if there’s live music.

Address: Occidental Grand Punta Cana, Calle Friusa, Bávaro
Phone: 809-221–8787
Hours: 11pm – 5am
Location: Punta Cana


A resort-based dance spot, Pacha plays merengue, bachata and is also is geared to young contemporary music. The place is not that large and has a great decor, especially the bar. Drinks are cheap; a beer is about 80 pesos (about $2.50 US). Cover charges apply when live bands perform; otherwise it’s free to enter and non-resort guests are welcome.

Address: Riu Naiboa Resort, Av. Estados Unidos, on Caribbean Street, Bávaro
Phone: 809-221–7575
Location: Punta Cana