Pharmacies and Medicines

While the shops in hotels are well-stocked in medical basics, some goods cost a good deal more than they should. Make a checklist of goods like band aids and sunscreen that you will need, and bring them with you.

The pharmacies outside the resorts are well-stocked and mostly have the same medicines as back home, however in a lot of cases they sell the generic variation. Normally you don't need a prescription, when you show the original container of the medicine you use.

Take a list of any prescriptions you need, including the name of the drugs, their purpose, and be sure the name is clearly visible on the prescriptions. Bring the drugs in their original containers and make sure the labels are visible. If you get sick and a Dominican doctor must prescribe new drugs, then he / she must know what medications you are taking to prevent harmful interactions.

When you enter the country, you must prove that you bring the drugs for your personal use. The customs of the Dominican Republic are very strict when it comes to the import of drugs.


Pharmacies - Farmacia Punta Cana Tel : 809-959-0025 Opening times : 9:00am to 10:00pm. In the vicinity of the airport. This is the main pharmacy at the Punta Cana area.
Farmacia El Manglar Tel : 809-552-1533 Opening times : 8:00am to 12:00pm. Near the Plaza Bavaro. The pharmacy has a delivery service to many of the local hotels in the area.