Nightlife: Santo Domingo's nightlife is some of the most dynamic in the Caribbean; bars, dance clubs, lounges, strip joints, casinos -- you name it, they've got it. Hot spots include the Malecon and Zona Colonial areas, both of which're geared toward an international crowd. Clubs and bars on San Vicente and Venezuela Street, meanwhile, are very local, so you'd best bring along someone in the know if you venture that way. While nightclub Guacara Taina is popular for the simple fact that it's built underground in a real cave (!!), El Sarten, a high-energy spot on Calle Hostos, offers a more authentic DR experience.