Are you a mall rat? Santo Domingo does them with a twist - especially Sambil and Ágora Mall.
Where Santo Domingans love to shop.
Shopping is one of the favourite pastimes of many locals, and so there are a number of modern malls that cater to them. One of the biggest and most popular in the city is Sambil at the far east end of Avenida Kennedy, with all the top international brands plus other attractions and amusements (top of the list being Aquamundo, a very cool aquarium that opened in 2013 with bells and whistles like a "shark tunnel"). Then farther west, before getting to the National Botanical Garden, comes the Ágora Mall, which markets itself as eco-friendly and is worth a visit just for a look inside, adorned with palm trees. Here, too, you'll find top brands and Dominican products, which are also featured on Saturdays in an open air market.