Frequently Asked Questions


Solve all your doubts about the Lopesan Costa Bávaro and its services. In case you can not find a answer here please contact us, we will be happy to help you.


What time is check-in and check-out?
Check-in: 3 pm
Check-out: noon


Is the hotel accessible for disabled persons?
The hotel has rooms specifically designed for people with reduced mobility and all common areas are wheelchair accessible.


Can I rent wheelchairs or devices for disabled persons?
Speak to reception to handle the rental of any type of device for disabled persons, including wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches, which will be supplied by outside companies.


Are pets allowed in the hotel?
Except for guide dogs, pets are not allowed in the hotel.


How much does room service cost?
Room service is free for guests at Lopesan Costa Bávaro.


What is included in the minibar?
All our guests are provided mineral water, beer and soft drinks at no additional cost.


Can I rent a crib?
The hotel provides complimentary cribs for its guests, although we recommend that you request a crib in advance by e-mailing, as the service is subject to availability.


When are the different restaurants open?
Restaurant schedules are subject to change, so we recommend checking with reception when you arrive at the hotel.

– The Valley (American restaurant)

11:00am – 11:00pm

– Góndola (Italian restaurant)

6:30pm – 10:00pm

– Inari (Asian restaurant)

6:30pm – 10:00pm

– El Charro (Mexican restaurant)

6:30pm – 10:00pm

– El Asador (Grill, Adults Only)

6:30pm – 10:00pm

– Mareas

6:30pm – 10:00pm

– La Boheme (French restaurant)

6:30pm – 10:00pm

– Yolo (Fast food restaurant)

24 hours

– Iceberg (Ice cream shop)

10:00am – 10:30pm

– Sport Bar

2:00pm – 2:00am

– Buffet Caribe Breakfast

6:30pm – 10:30am

– Timón Bar

10:00am – 5:00pm

– Buffet Caribe Lunch

12:30pm – 03:30pm

– Unique Beach Bar

10:00am – 11:00pm

– Buffet Caribe Dinner

6:30pm – 10:00pm

– Goldfish Beach Bar

10:00am – 11:00pm

– Buffet Atlántico Breakfast

6:30am – 10:30am

– Bar La Perla (Adults Only)

9:00am – 11:00pm

– Buffet Atlántico Lunch

12:30pm – 03:30pm

– English Pub

6:00pm – 01:00am

– Buffet Atlántico Dinner

6:30pm – 10:00pm

– Bavaro Coffee

7:00am – 01:00am

What are the restaurant dress codes?
Lopesan Costa Bávaro recommends consulting the welcome magazine to learn more about the two types of clothing required at each restaurant:

‘Evening casual’: ladies can wear dresses, jeans, shorts and T-shirts, while men can wear jeans, shorts and T-shirts.
‘Evening elegant’: ladies are required to wear dresses, long pants, dress shoes or sandals. Men must wear long trousers (chinos or jeans), short- or long-sleeved shirts, with or without a collar, dress shoes or sandals.


Are reservations required at the theme restaurants?
The dining options at Lopesan Costa Bávaro are designed to create an experience that all types of palates will love, so if you like to plan your culinary experiences in advance, we provide a reservation service to ensure you enjoy an “à la carte” vacation.

Each restaurant is divided into sections with the majority set aside for reservations, while other sections are first come, first serve, which is why we are unable to guarantee a minimum waiting time.


What types of drinks are included in the All Inclusive (AI) package?
Our All Inclusive (AI) service includes a wide selection of premium drinks such as: Johnnie Walker Black Label, Chivas Regal 12 Years, Jack Daniel’s, Brugal XV, Barcelo Imperial, Matusalem Añejo, Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, Absolut, Smirnoff, Stolichnaya and José Cuervo Blanco, while those guests who want to order premium drinks can choose from an extensive menu for an additional charge.


Does the hotel serve menus for vegetarians, people with diabetes and people with allergies?
Yes, our different restaurants offer special meals adapted to the guest’s dietary needs; please speak to reception for more information.


What is the hotel’s towel policy?
We provide guests with free towels that are replaced daily. Ask about the location of the towel exchange boots and the service terms and conditions at reception.


How much does it cost to use the water park?
All our guests can use the water park for free, which is included in the All Inclusive (AI) package.


Are the spa treatments free?
All treatments have an additional charge.


Where is Lopesan Costa Bávaro located?
The city of Higuey is 50 km away, while the Punta Cana airport is 18 km away and the La Romana airport is 80 km away. The town of Palma Real is 3 km away from the resort.


What is NOT included in the All-Inclusive package?

Shopping in stores
The wine bar
Spa treatments
Hairdressing service

Games in the Casino
Bowling alley & arcade
Medical services
Optional tours

How much does the Wi-Fi connection cost?
All our guests have free Wi-Fi connection, as well as international calls to the United States and Canada at no additional cost.


Where is the adults-only area located?
The adults-only area in located in the main area of the hotel and has a bar, an exclusive swimming pool and an à la carte Mediterranean restaurant, ensuring complete peace and relaxation for guests.


How far is the adults-only area from the beach?
The adults-only area is 250 meters from the beach and it takes just 2 minutes to get to the sand from the hotel lobby.


What special services are included in the ‘Unique’ category?
Exclusive priority check-in and check-out
Welcome drink
‘Early Breakfast’
Guaranteed bellboy service
Reservation of a priority table at the á la carte restaurants (until 5 pm)
Travel bag
Bottles of Dominican rum
Tea set and Nespresso coffee machine with capsule replacement included


Airport shuttle from the hotel and how to book it.
The shuttle service to the airport has an extra cost and can be booked up to 24 hours in advance at the Public Relations desk in the lobby.


Does the hotel provide a babysitting service?
The babysitting service has an additional cost. If you would like to request a babysitter, you can do so up to 24 hours in advance at the Public Relations desk in the lobby.


Is it possible to exchange money or withdraw cash at the hotel?
Money can be exchanged at reception, where guests can also find an ATM.


Does the resort have a shopping center?
The Boulevard offers all guests a wide range of entertainment and shopping options, the perfect place to pick up a souvenir and other purchases.


Does the resort have a doctor?
The hotel has a medical center where services are provided at an extra cost.


Does the hotel have a pharmacy?
The Boulevard has a pharmacy that sells medicine and cosmetic products.


Can I drink water directly from the tap?
The tap water in the Dominican Republic is not potable and we provide free bottled mineral water our minibars, as well as at our restaurants.


Does the hotel have a tour service?
At reception you can find a wide range of tours, organized by outside companies, which adapt to the guests’ interest and activity levels.


What is the hotel’s entertainment program?
The Lopesan Costa Bávaro has a magnificent team of entertainers that provide a full program of day and night activities in different areas of the resorts (times depend on the schedule that will be projected on our screens).


Are there activities for children?
Panchi, Lopesan’s official mascot, invites all children to enjoy a fun daily program of children’s activities at the Panchi Kids Club (open from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 5 pm).


Are there specific areas for teens?
Teen guests have free access to the ‘Vibe’ recreational area, located on The Boulevard, as well as the bowling alley & arcade (at an additional cost).


What type of shows are performed at the theater?
At night, guests can go to the theater for fun and entertaining variety shows performed by our orchestra and dancers, including The Concerts by Lopesan (times depend on the schedule that will be projected on our screens).


Are the theater shows suitable for all audiences?
No, the theater performances are for adults only, so we recommend that guests with children visit the miniclub to see the extensive children’s program presented by Lopesan Costa Bávaro.


Will there be outdoor shows on The Boulevard?
Performances –which promote the show and live music that will be performed in the theater– are held in the pavilion on The Boulevard day and night and are suitable for all ages.


How much does it cost to use the gym?
The All Inclusive (AI) package allows customers to access the state-of-the-art gym at Lopesan Costa Bávaro, which is equipped with top-of-the-line machines from the prestigious Hammer Strength brand, free of charge.


Can you practice water sports on the beach?
Our guests have a full range of water sports available, including windsurfing, sailing and diving (at an additional cost).


What kind of workouts does the resort provide?
Our guests can choose from a wide selection of physical activities such as Aquagym, Water polo, Spinning, Paddle Tennis, Yoga, Fitness and Crazy Game, among others.


Do I have to pay the tourist tax?
Travelers who visit the Dominican Republic are required to pay for the ‘Tourist Card’, which costs US $10 and is usually included in the airline ticket or tourist package.
The departure tax is US $20, however, this fee is also usually included in the cost of airfare.
Should you have any questions, we recommend consulting your embassy and asking if you need a visa to travel to the Dominican Republic.


What is the local currency?
The official currency in the Dominican Republic is the Dominican peso, and although US dollars and euros can be used in all tourist areas, we recommend exchanging money into local currency.


What is the official language?
The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish, however, English is spoken in the main tourist areas.


What is the climate in the Dominican Republic?
The climate is tropical and the country has the same weather as the northern hemisphere.
The average temperature ranges from²5ºC to 30ºC (77ºF to 85ºF), except at high elevations.


Do I need to get vaccinated to travel to the Dominican Republic?
Vaccines are not required, but we recommend speaking to your doctor and checking the specific recommendations made by your country’s Ministry of Health.