Mundo Autentico, Punta Cana

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Sample some of the Dominican Republic's most interesting culinary specialties at Mundo Autentico. The tour guide escorts you to various tasting stations dedicated to the country's most famous products--cigars, rum, chocolate, and coffee. Witness the process of cigar hand-rolling and feel free to taste some of the high quality cigars. Take a sip of the local rum in the liquor store and try chocolate wine and chocolate body creams, or settle for a taste of regular chocolate. Discover the history behind Dominican coffee production in the small display room. Browse through souvenirs in the charming gift shop. Make Mundo Autentico a part of your Punta Cana vacation plans using our Punta Cana online tour itinerary planner .
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  • If you want a free and safe place to shop this is a good place to visit. You can take a shuttle right from your resort and they take you back when you are done. Only cost was a tip to the driver! Lots...  more »
  • The shops are closed off and they don't harass you into buying anything. Their products are nice and the prices were the best we had seen compared to any of the other tourist shops. You can get a wide...  more »
  • Free trip from the hotel immediately struck me as strange. Inflated prices for everything from cocoa to Roma. When paying by asking the hotel name and room number-i.e. There is a guaranteed share of the hotel. A good guide on cigars. It is interesting to tell. The place is well suited for tasting: to choose, but buy elsewhere. For example, the rum liqueur Oliver in Mundo is worth $28, and in the store near the hotel $20. In a common tourist attraction.
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  • I didn't enjoy this "controlled" shopping experience. The operators of the shops (likely all owned by the same group) wouldn't allow us to leave the gated shop area unless we were willing to arrange our own transport back to the hotel. Overall, the experience lacked any real culture, although the employees and staff were very nice. In this gated compound, you can get a quick tour of cigar making, but you can also purchase jewelry, typical tourist gifts, rum, coffee, and chocolate. You also are able to get free samples of cigars, rum tastings, coffee, chocolate, and mamajuana (the local spiced rum in Dominican Republic).
  • Great little spot. Loved the cigar tour and gift shop. The rum, coffee and chocolate were nice little stores.
  • Cigar making, Rum, coffee and chocolate shop. In a way its a tourist trap. Designed for tourists. It is a safe "shopping" experience in a fenced compound. Not a true Dominican shopping experience in the local Punta Cana economy. So understand what it is. It was fun and free to go to. Cigar making tour and a free cigar to try. Rum tasting, hot chocolate and chocolate tea tasting were free. There is also a coffee shop. You can buy rum ,cigars, coffee, chocolate and other souvenirs.
  • Little pricey but honest. No bartering...just the price . I hate when i am told a " good price " ...No ....i want THE price Quality products ..not something that breaks before you go back home. Cigars could be cheaper but great selection
  • I was disappointed with the selection of items and the prices. Surprisingly i found better prices at the resort for things like bags. They have a lot of stuff but our resort offered a weekly flea market. Perhaps, the cigars and rum might be worth the trip. I didn't visit the rum, cocoa, or cigar stores . As always, it's relative, but the flea market will probably offer better things (wooden objects, jewlery, clothes, etc.) at slightly better prices. The staff at my resort was phenomenal!!! All the best in Punta Cana!

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