"What a sweat!" Punta Cana Local Custom Tip by Joan58

Punta Cana Local Customs: 10 reviews and 8 photos


In the Dominican Republic most of the people are poor and you look like a rich tourist without worries. Sometime they are too insistent, but remember, they earn a living with tourism. So don't be rude with them. If you want just to take a look you can say: 'I haven't got money, I'll come back'. The real problem is when you want to buy something. You have to bargain over the price. You can start at the half price proposed. The negotiation is stressfull and about 20 minutes after at last you can go away with your new t-shirt and a little headache.

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  • Updated Feb 13, 2003
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