Festival pages in english Dominica Republic 4th Bachata Festival Festival Program Live Bands & Instructors General Advices

DR11 TicketsPlease, do the following to participate DR12
1. Choose to participate Full 9 days (recommended) or less days
    - Ask DR12 organizer's vpadvice if needed
2. Do the DR12 ticket payment
3. Check the flight price to Santo Domingo airport (SDQ)
4. Reserve or let Vesa to reserve your Santo Domingo hotel: Europa or Palacio

QUESTIONS? Ask as many questions as you wish, eg. participating alone, with someone, group, total costs, dance level expected, security, authentic, room types, other hotels, flight options, return flights. DR12 organizer vp is happy to help you through the process. Closer to the DR12 festival you'll get an info package about airport taxi, security issues, insurance, money, exchange, shoes, clothing and dozens of small issues more.

Map for Workshops and Hotels

See the map to locate the workshop place BAR LUCIA 302 and the recommended hotels Palacio and Antiguo Hotel Europa.


Workshop Place

DR12 workshop place BAR LUCIA 302 is the most prestigious, beautiful, simply the best in Zona Colonial. Lucia is located in the middle of everything. It's surrounded by restaurants and cafeterias. Hotel Palacio is just 1 block away and Antiguo Hotel Europa 4 blocks away.

Bar Lucia 302

Hotel Reservations

Please, don't improvise!! instead of reserving a random hotel, false dates or agonizing with the room sharing, ask for the advice of DR12 organizer vp !!! Notice!! you should arrive 1 day earlier and fly back next day. E.g. fly and accommodate Dec 9-19 to participate the whole 9 days (Dec 10-18). You can also opimize your return flight back to home to be on Tuesday Dec 18 from Santiago or from Santo Domingo after 6PM.

Hotel Choices for Santo Domingo

DR12 recommends luxurious Hotel Palacio or convenient Antiguo Hotel Europa. They have served us flawlessly for a decade. Both of them are enough close to the workshop place. Theoretically you can choose any other hotel as long it is in the walking distance of the workshop place. However then you'll loose the convenience of the DR12 party bus stop and the night security.

Hotel Palacio is extremely beautiful historical building. It has a pool and minibars in the rooms. The building was the Palace of the Dominican Republic ex-president Buenaventura Baez. Book directly www.hotel-palacio.com.

Antiguo Hotel Europa is affordable and beautiful. It has a fancy lobby, roof Terraze and absolutely excellent location close to Ruins and Plaza de España, but no pool and no minibar in the rooms. THE BEST REFUNDABLE DISCOUNTED PRICE you'll get if you let DR12 organizaer Vesa to pass your reservation to the hotel manager. Ask Vesa the discounted prices for single room, double room with 1 bed and double room with 2 beds.

Hotel Europa

Look at the Antiguo Hotel Europa trailer below.

Ruta Bachatera Hotels

DR12 will take care of your Ruta Bachatera hotels Dec 15-18 (3 nights). The DR12 ticket price includes the Ruta accommodation in a shared double. Single participants should contact DR12 organizer to select with whom to share the room or whether to pay a single room extra.

DR12 Ruta Hotel