Fodor's Expert Review Plaza Bávaro Shopping Center
The sprawling Plaza Bávaro Shopping Center has dozens of shops spanning two sides of the main street that cuts through its center. It is a Dominican hodgepodge—like a neighborhood without any zoning restrictions. On the side closest to the beach you can find clothing stores, jewelry, cigars, and crafts, as well as money-exchanges, a DHL shipping station, and a pharmacy, all laid out in a square; in the middle is a bar where you can take a beverage break. Across the street, most of the booths sell artwork and handicrafts. Ladies will likely be approached by women offering to braid your hair.