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Top 5 things TO DO in Altos de Chavon

Posted by Mariel Oviedo on September 25, 2014

1. Visit the Regional Archaeological Museum

The Altos de Chavon Regional Archaeological Museum, opened in 1981, documents the important indigenous heritage of the island of Santo Domingo and receives thousands of visitors annually. This institution is part of the Centro Cultural Foundation Altos de Chavon, cultural and educational nonprofit organization that has contributed for decades to increase the intellectual, artistic and cultural landscape of the Dominican Republic.

9:00 a.m. to 9:00 pm.


The visit to the Museum is free for educational institutions with prior coordination, depending on the availability calendar.

2. Explore your culinary palate

Altos de Chavon has various restaurants where you can explore that culinary side of you. You can choose from Latin food to Italian to delicious Sea Food.


  • La Cantina Latin Bistro
  • Papajacks Bar & Grill
  • La Piazzetta
  • Onnos Bar
  • The Club Steakhouse

3. Night Show at the Amphitheater

Enjoy a magical night of the live show, Kandela at the marvelous Amphitheater of Altos de Chavon. You will be amazed by all the bright colors, lights, dancers dancing to Afro-Caribbean music and amazing costumes. This is a must when you visit Altos de Chavon at night.

Kandela Show Schedules

  • Mondays, 9pm
  • Sundays, 8pm
  • First show on Sunday the 7th of December
  • Last show on Monday April 6th

Price: US$35.00 adults / US$15.00 children under 12 years old.

(Special 30% discount for Villa Owners.)

4. Stroll around

Walk around and experience the astounding scenery Altos de Chavon has to offer. The incredible 360 view of the River, the marvelous St. Stanislao Church which is very popular for wedding venue, the amphitheater during daytime so you can appreciate the 5,000 seat Roman-styled open air musical venue.

5. Shopping

Shop at any of the numerous of little shops at Altos de Chavon, from clothing stores such as, Jenny Polanco a Dominican designer and El Batey to Jewelry stores such as the Amber & Larimar and Everette’s Designs. You can also choose to buy from Dominican Artisans, who are located around the Church selling traditional handcraft Dominican products.

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