We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

any gay areas in punta cana?

Level Contributor
5 posts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
any gay areas in punta cana?
Save

going down feb 8-14th, just curious if there are any gay bars or gay friendly places in punta cana or in the DR..

thanks

wr
Level Contributor
503 posts
1. Re: any gay areas in punta cana?
Save

I am not a big expert on this subject but there is nothing for you in Punta Cana. You would have to go to Santo Domingo where there is a surprisingly open gay community and numerous bars.

Nova Scotia
Level Contributor
9,947 posts
1 review
7 helpful votes
2. Re: any gay areas in punta cana?
Save

I am certainly not an authority on this subject but I do read lots and lots of posts and I recall a trip report from a young gay male in PUJ who reported he was pleasently surprised at the attention he received in his and other PUJ resort discos (don't recall which ones) primarily from animacion workers (sorry ladies but many sankie swing both ways which is one reason why safety is so high on the list of recommendations when it comes to resort workers).

Gregg

england
7 posts
3. Re: any gay areas in punta cana?
Save

I think there are a few animacion in Riu resort in Punta Cana who are gay.

wr
Level Contributor
503 posts
4. Re: any gay areas in punta cana?
Save

animation is generally whatever you want them to be. that is why people in the know get up in arms when they see these guys taking advantage of naive girls.

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
1,900 posts
1 review
17 helpful votes
5. Re: any gay areas in punta cana?
Save

Oh yikes again!

Toronto
Level Contributor
649 posts
2 reviews
59 helpful votes
6. Re: any gay areas in punta cana?
Save

Well being part of a gay couple that travels frequently we have found that Punta Cana is very gay friendly. We are not aware of gay bars but while staying at the RIU Palace there are always a number of gay couples and yes there are always a few gay animation team members, as there are also waiters, goundskeeps, etc etc... we come in all shapes and sizes.

Now we are not a gay couple that is all over each other but we do not hide the fact about who we are and have never had a problem. I chalk it up also to a more European atmosphere with guests primarily coming from Spain and Germany

Toronto
Level Contributor
281 posts
1 review
47 helpful votes
7. Re: any gay areas in punta cana?
Save

Good call kenandpaul! Probably depends on what type of atmosphere you're looking for nnj29italian. Are you looking for a predominantly gay (or flamboyant, extroverted, etc) atmosphere? A resort that's similar to hedonism (help me out here if there are also gay versions of hedo, i'm not in the know on this) vs. just a resort where it's mixed gay/hetero? Kinda sad that resorts wouldn't be gay friendly as when I'm at resorts the only thing i really mind is people getting it in front of others who obviously have no means of escape.

Good luck and good thread!!

london uk
2 posts
1 review
10 helpful votes
8. Re: any gay areas in punta cana?
Save

Good day, santo domingo and Boca Chica beach is were most bars and clubs are for gay people. depends what you are looking for. a bar called friends, this is primary a rent boy bar,C/Polvorin 10, Zona Colonial. tele 809/6897572 www.enchantingencounters.net also the amusment arcade (make sure you check age ID though)

Jay Dee's bar and disco, rent boys/locals, this is a proper disco and bar. Jose Reyes 10 Zona Colonial, tele 809/333-5905 www.jaydees@msn.com a good contact is wwwalwaysreadyfreddy.com 809 965 9787 (tell him Caesar from London reffered you) this man can arrange anything you want, tours, bar tours/beach tours , he caters for the gay tourist, very reasonable prices.

hope that s been of help

Caesar

Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
5,940 posts
44 reviews
159 helpful votes
9. Re: any gay areas in punta cana?
Save

just curious, not familiar with all the jargon, but what are rent boys - the same as prostitutes? Young prostitutes? I maybe asking an obvious question somewhat like " What are bubbakegs" for those who know it is obvious and almost sounds like a stupid question. but I really don't know...

Warwick, Rhode...
Level Contributor
4,304 posts
70 reviews
61 helpful votes
10. Re: any gay areas in punta cana?
Save

OK, I was following this thread fairly well until "bubbakegs". ?????

© 2021 TripAdvisor LLC All rights reserved.

This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in India. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu.