The laws in the Dominican Republic make no distinction between homosexual and straight relations between adults over 18 years. However, Article of the penal code punishes "every violation of decorum and good behaviour on public streets" with a penalty of up to two years in prison, so it is advisable not to display too much affection in public, although this law is rarely applied. Other discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation does not appear prevalent. As in many Spanish-speaking Catholic countries a discrimination and segregation applies between different economic groups.
The best of all - very frendly athmosphere you will finde in this hotel For a time you are there you will feel like in family of friends from all around the world Hotel situated in historical center of the city very near to all the sites and sea cost It is very safe and staff is very friendly Hotel has private night club inside witch is open on Saturday, there also you can meet all kindes of people mostly young locals Hotel has swimming pool and another bar in garden on the roof, believe me - perfect place for afterpaty on Sunday early morning. So if you want to see and feel gay life in Santo-Domingo, Adam Suites - the best place to stay! My personal experience at this hotel the few times I was there was just excellent. No complaint, the owner and the staff is great, they lookout for me when I left the hotel with my friends who lives in DR, they made sure I was going out with the right people. Bugarrones at the hotel during the day or night is a false statement, I didn't see any at any time.
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. 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. I think there are a few animacion in Riu resort in Punta Cana who are gay. Well being part of a gay couple that travels frequently we have found that Punta Cana is very gay friendly.
The Dominican Republic is a beautiful country in the Caribbean where African, Spanish, European, and native cultures collide! This wonderful fusion comes across in its cuisine that will make your mouth water, as well as in the passion-filled beats of its merengue music. With a thriving ecotourism industry, there are tons of beautiful and natural sights to see.