DR11 Bachata Festival
The festival dates are Dec 12-19, but your flight should be Dec 11-20 to participate all the festival days. We recommend to buy all the 8 days festival ticket. Your duty is to reserve also the hotel in Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo for the nights December 11-16 (5 nights). DR11 festival ticket price DOES NOT INCLUDE the Santo Domingo hotel but it INCLUDES the Ruta Bachatera hotels Dec 16-19 (3 nights). In case you cannot participate the 8 days, contact DR11 organizer to figure out which part of the festival suits best for you.
- First day: Sun, swim, catamaran, beach, dancing
- Next 3.5 days: Workshops, partiesconcerts, old city
- Last 3.5 days: Ruta bus to tour around the island
Where do we meet? How to return?
The first part of the festival is in Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo. You should fly to Santo Domingo international airport and to take a taxi to your hotel in Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo. We will meet in the lobby of Hotel Europa on Monday Dec 11 at 7PM (to be confirmed closer to the festival). In case you arrive later at night, come on Tuesday Dec 12 7:30AM directly to the Catamaran Excursion bus stop (exact location and time to be re-confirmed closer to the festival). The festival ends on Tuesday Dec 19 in Zona Colonial about 2-3pm.
DAY 1 TUESDAY:
Catamaran Excursion to Saona Island
Catamaran Excursion to Saona Island has always been the best ever, life time long tropical bachata paradise experience. We did it in DR2, DR3, DR4, DR6, DR8, DR10 and now we proudly do it in DR11. It's a must! Catamaran Excursion is all-inclusive dance excursion to Saona Island. The price includes lunch, drinks, charter bus, catamaran, Saona island, ocean pool, animation, fun activities and endless amount of dancing. The best of all is dancing, swimming and partying on catamaran, Saona and everywhere with dance crazy people. Carlito and Yocasti will take care of the best ever animations. Naturally you'll take hundreds of photos and videos. Look at the Catamaran page, trailer, Mueve la Colita, Catamaran Fun, Paradise Bachata Social, Yocasti Paradise Beach, photos, videos and book your trip to bachata paradise.
DAY 2 WEDNESDAY: SANTO DOMINGO
Workshops 10AM-4PM. Departure to the Barrio Disco "Dubai" by bus in front of Hotel Europa 8PM. Estimated return time 1AM. The transport is included.
Wednesday party is Dobletazo Bachatazo with two live bands. The second is Jose Miguel.
DAY 3 THURSDAY: SANTO DOMINGO
Workshops 10AM-4PM. First party 7PM at Colmadon.
The second party will in a Barrio Cabaret, departure at 9PM by bus in front of Hotel Europa. Estimated return time 1AM.
DAY 4 FRIDAY: SANTO DOMINGO
DAY 5 SATURDAY: SANTO DOMINGO
Workshops 10AM-2PM. The Ruta Bachatera bus will leave in front of the workshop place 2PM.
DR11 Ruta Bachatera
Ruta Bachatera Explained
More detailed Ruta explanation here
DR11 Ruta Bachatera Dec 16-19 starts on Saturday 2PM from the Santo Domingo workshop place and ends on Tuesday 2PM in Zona Colonial Santo Domingo. Reminder! You have to check-out the Santo Domingo hotel on Saturday Dec 16 before 10AM and to bring your luggage to the workshop place. Make sure your flight back to home will be on Wednesday Dec 20 or on Tuesday later than 5PM.
We will have the DR11 Ruta Bachatera bus the whole 4 days Dec 16-19.
DAY 5 Saturday: Santo Domingo -> Ruta
Workshops 10AM-2PM. The Ruta Bachatera bus will leave in front of the workshop place 2PM. First we visit Los Tres Ojos in Santo Domingo.
Then we continue to Vega. At night we have a combination of Karaoke dinner, Colmadon and the wildes disco of La Vega.
The concert of the most famous artist will start really late. Last year in DR9 we were lucky to see both Anthony Santos and Raulin Rodriguez. Artist of the DR11 will be announced closer to the festival.
DAY 6 SUNDAY: RUTA
On Sunday we'll wake up late to spend the afternoon in Fula River Madness.
After the River experience we'll take the Santiago hotel. There will be a long drive to the Esperanza direction. Long drive means a lot of Colmadons and the last stop is the Diamond concert of Frank Reyes in a Rural Car-Wash.
DAY 7 MONDAY: RUTA
On Monday you'll have chance to do the best ever shopping in Santiago de los Caballeros.
We'll see the Santiago monument
Ruta Bachatera will end with Tony Berroa concert @ Puente Bar, Santiago.
DAY 8 TUESDAY: RETURN FROM RUTA
Ruta Bachatera bus leaves 10:30AM from Santiago to Santo Domingo, arrival in Zona Colonial about 2-3PM. In case you need to return earlier, there are public busses going really early.