Amber is popular in the Dominican Republic, as it is found in abundance there.
You can get inexpensive trinkets in souvenir shops or high-end pieces from jewelers. There is even a museum dedicated to the Dominican gem. Here are still more things to see and do while in Santo Domingo.
1. Old Fort in Colonial Zone
2. Carriage rides around the Colonial Zone
3. Castle of Diego Columbus
4. Street festival on the Malecon (Sundays during the summer)