The entire waterfront of Las Terrenas becomes festive at night, especially at El Mercado de la Noche (Night Market), on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This is a real happening experience where locals descend on the waterfront to sell Dominican food and liquor (most often rum) from stalls. Hastily assembled island bands play music, and the party goes on until early morning.

The hottest dance club at the resort is Discoteca Nuevo Mundo, Calle Duarte 250 (tel. 809/240-6414), lying on the main road 200m (660 ft.) south of the local cemetery. Both locals and visitors of all ages frequent this dance club, with its recorded music, mainly merengue, salsa, house, and Latin rock. Three or four times a month they bring in a local or international band to amuse the masses, and on these nights, the joint is packed. Normally there's no cover, but such a charge is likely to be imposed on nights of live performances. It is open Sunday to Friday 9pm to 4:30am and Saturday 9pm to 6am.

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