First of all, I'd like to thank all of the contributors to this forum. With all of the information I've found here, I feel like I'm better prepared for my visit to PC. 8 of us will be staying at the Occidental Grand Flamenco 3/7 through 3/11.
I am fully aware that rum, coffee and cigars represent local goods that are common souvenirs and can be had for a relative bargain. But what about some other products? I know that cacao and sugar cane are grown in DR. Are there deals to be had on coffee liqueur, vanilla, sugar products like molasses, or any chocolate products?
I'm looking forward to eating some local tree ripened bananas and pineapple too.