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Santo Domingo

What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Many nightlife and restaurant options; baseball games; day trips to beaches and mountains. - Nov 18, 2016
Nightlife scene is not great. Mostly, you hang with friends and family. - Apr 28, 2016
Lots of restaurants, places to go dancing, bars, etc. - Jan 28, 2016
Drink and eat. - Jan 19, 2016
Beach, drink, scuba dive, snorkel - Aug 10, 2015
Dinner, drinks, dancing, beach. - Aug 2, 2015
Restaurants, cultural events, concerts, operas, theaters. - Aug 25, 2014
Families get together on the weekends and go away together. The ambassador's pool, playground, tennis courts are open for family use. You can spend time with other embassy people or do your own thing- there is plenty to do. - Jul 14, 2013
Plenty of informal gatherings. - Apr 30, 2013
Limited. It's dangerous to go out, especially at night. However, you can find some entertainment in the malls, including movie theaters and restaurants. - Apr 29, 2013
Lots of options. - Jan 24, 2013
You can be as social or reclusive as you want. It's up to you. - Mar 13, 2012
There are malls, movie theaters, bars, restaurants, etc. There is a good variety of choices here, but again, this is not NYC or anything. - Feb 22, 2012
all you want, this is your place is you want to dance, have sex, get drunk, smoke, and get attention from locals and feel like a rock star. - Feb 12, 2012
good - Oct 5, 2011
There are lots of bars, restaurants, clubs, and sports teams. Dominicans are very friendly. - Jun 21, 2011
There are many opportunities to socialize within the USG community and outside. There are movie theaters, live theater, concerts, tons of restaurants, and tons of malls. - May 21, 2011
nightlife is good if you enjoy drinking presidente and listening to the same 15-20 reggaeton songs over and over.its gets old after about 2 months.other forms of entertainment like ballet, theatre, and live music is not that prevalent. - Nov 10, 2010
If you are independently wealthy, the Dominican Republic offers a lot of social opportunities. - Aug 11, 2010
We attend various embassy functions, and we do quite a bit of entertaining at home. - Jun 29, 2010
House parties and nightclubs. - May 13, 2009
There's a night life here, some decent clubs, teachers entertain in homes. There are a lot of teachers with young children right now. - Nov 24, 2008
It all depends on you. Dominicans like to party, so it exists. Expats would probably socialize more, but traffic puts a definite damper on wanting to go out after fighting it to and from work. - Oct 19, 2008
Lots of nightlife, or so the single people tell me. - Aug 19, 2008
Seems to revolve around dinners and parties with friends. There are a few nice clubs though. - Jun 8, 2008
Minimum. - Feb 11, 2008