With the predominance of all-inclusive hotels, nightlife in Punta Cana tends to center on whatever resort you are staying at. But there's more out there than first meets the eye. Some clubs, casinos, and shows at other resorts have very good reputations and are open to outsiders. Cover charges at the discos vary, ranging from none when it's early on an ordinary night to US$10 or $20 during peak hours, especially when there's live entertainment. Don't forget your ID; when nonguests are allowed into the disco on a resort's grounds, security keeps a close eye on who is coming and going. Some resorts offer nighttime excursions to a local disco, where you can go with a group and return at a scheduled hour.