Fodor's Expert Review Guácara Taina
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
This is the only discoteca inside a cave once inhabited by Taino Indians...and bats. (Santo Domingo has a network of natural caves within city limits.) As you descend, you see hundreds of heads bobbing and bodies gyrating among the stalactites: it's a unique sight. Banquettes and seating are carved into the limestone walls ornamented with Taino pictographs. There are multiple bars and dual dance floors, but it's only open on Friday and Saturday nights and for special events (like those sponsored by liquor distributors). These are often open to the public, or whoever wants to pay the cover, which can be $20. Lights and videos flash, and apparently it's not subject to curfew. To find out what's going on, talk to your concierge.