A place where I just had to go, as it probably is the most famous place in the Dominican Republic is Punta Cana. As I got off the bus from Santo Domingo, I reallized that Punta Cana was a huge place, but luckily I managed to find a hostel in Bavaro where they had let me off, even though Bavaro mainly consist of all inclusive resorts.
It was still not a place to meet likeminded travelers. Most of the people who were there were mainly interested in laying in sunchairs, paying 10 dollars to take pictures with parrots or go on bananaboats just like they do in the resort beaches in Spain. It was not quite my taste but the beaches and waters were absolutely stunning so I could understand why people want to go spend their holidays there.