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Most of the huge all-inclusive resorts have their own gift shops, sometimes many, as at Bahía Principe Clubs and Resorts. Outside of the mega-resorts, the other plazas are somewhat limited. Expect trinket shops, not high fashion.
Plaza Artesanal Bibijagua
This plaza (8 a.m.–midnight daily) is a collection of stalls positioned directly on the sandy shore between Bávaro and Cabeza de Toro. Here you’ll find all the standard Dominican gift-shop trinkets: sarongs, T-shirts, jewelry, bottles of Mamajuana, rum, and cigars. The atmosphere is rife with the sounds of haggling and the not-so-distant roar of the ocean. Parking is available.
This shopping complex comprises a few plazas: Plaza Punta Cana, Plaza Bávaro (across the street), and Bávaro Shopping Center (on the south side of Plaza Punta Cana). They are mainly tourist-oriented with trinket shops, cigar shops, a pharmacy, a photo shop, a bank, and other services.
© Ana Chavier Caamaño from Moon Dominican Republic, 4th edition