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Sí Dominican Republic East Coast Beaches


Surrounded by mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear water, the east coast is a veritable playground for the adventurous traveler. The pristine beaches are always walkable, some for miles of uninterrupted beauty, from white sands to golden beaches, the shores of the island are only enhanced by sunrises and sunsets. Outside of the towns are hidden lakes to swim in, waterfalls to find and mountains to climb.



Dominican Republic

East Coast Beaches

Destination & Adventures

Explore Your Adventure Destination

The beaches of the Dominican  Republic are the number one attraction and top of the list for almost all tourists and expats that come to visit, the allure of the crystal clear warm waters may even convince you to stay!
365 days a year, the beach is always open.
The pristine beaches are always walkable, some for miles of uninterrupted beauty, from white sands to golden candy carmel, the shores of the island are only enhanced by sunrises and sunsets. As you travel the island, you will find beach towns that are welcoming and inviting, you can lounge in a comfy chair while being catered to, or you can find your own private beach all to yourself.  There are many hideaway beaches in the Dominican Republic, with untamed natural breathtaking beauty.  The North East Coast of the island has many public beaches as well as resorts that will share some sand with you, and it never seems to be crowded even in high season.
Here are a few of the beautiful beaches of the east coast.


Punta Cana

Punta Cana Beaches: the Definitive Guide
With 35 km of continuous white sand, Punta Cana has no shortage of beautiful beaches. The beaches around Punta Cana are some of the best in the Caribbean, and without doubt the most spectacular beaches of the entire Dominican Republic. Ask anyone who’s been to Punta Cana, and they will tell you that the beaches are among the most picturesque that they’ve ever seen. Here, tall coconut palms dot much of the seashore, and the soft, white sand is inviting.

Playa Bávaro

World-famous Bávaro Beach–often lumped into the general “Punta Cana” reference–ranks among the longest, most continuous white sand beaches in the Caribbean. Extending 48 kilometers (30 miles) and surrounded with coral reefs, it’s also the most developed section of this Punta Cana resort area. Playa Bavaro is beautiful with powdery white sand and coco palms leaning onto the shore, despite the hotels, restaurants and gift shops occupying it. The adjoining Barcelo Bavaro Beach and Palace Deluxe Resorts share a Blue Flag status section. Bavaro beach is very long and an evening walk along Playa Bavaro can seem endless.

Playa Cabeza de Toro

Playa Cabeza de Toro is popular with tourists who stay at a number of on-site resorts. The area’s calm, bay-like waters are ideal for snorkeling and fishing.

Uvero Alto Beach

Currently the farthest north of Punta Cana beaches, Uvero Alto is not a well-known beach area. Unless you are staying in one of the secluded high-end resorts in this area, you likely will never know about it. The area outside of the resorts and hotels is relatively undeveloped and with nowhere else to eat or shop. This area is the newest touristic development of the country and new resorts are going to open in the near future. Depending on the beach section, you’ll find open areas with large waves or calm waters protected by reef.

Playa Blanca

Guests not staying at Punta Cana hotels (the ones mentioned before) can lunch at Playa Blanca’s beach restaurant (open daily) and access to the homonym beach which took the name from. For access to Playa Blanca, like Juanillo, use the guarded gate to Punta Cana Resort and leave your passport or driver’s license for a day pass.
Chic, cool and casual! The Caribbean water is crystal clear, lagoon-like as you can walk for quite a distance without getting in over your head. The water almost appears white in some areas. The sand is very white, with palm trees and gardens lining the restaurant and beach. There is an exquisite palm grove where private parties are catered to by Playa Blanca Restaurant. The tropical and international menu is excellent and the drinks divine!

Playa Arena Gorda

Playa Arena Gorda is flanked on either side by all-inclusive resorts, including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Its wide shore with thick, white sands and turquoise waves make it a favorite spot for long walks, body boarding, or simply lounging on the sand all day.
Arena Gorda slopes gently into shallow, usually calm water, making it a good beach for swimming and relaxing. Many people say this beach is perfect for kids. The sand is maybe a little darker than Bavaro beach. It’s usually indicated as the stretch of beach that goes from Ocean blue till Hard Rock. Three resorts — Barceló Punta Cana, Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro — have Blue Flag beaches. Arena Gorda is an exceptional beach. Public access can be difficult and you pretty much have to stay at one of the resorts in the area to enjoy it.

Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is a hub of water sports, good food, and beachside relaxation. Try out kitesurfing or stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) lessons, or join in on a diving and snorkeling excursion nearby.

Playa Macao

An undeveloped, virgin beach (the only completely public in the area) located around 20 to 30 minute drive north of Bavaro. Declared by UNESCO as one of the Caribbean’s best for its fine sand and beautiful palm trees. A surf camp offers lessons and rents boards. The middle of Macao Beach typically is best for surfing. Try some fresh fish and seafood at one of the small seaside eateries for a very affordable price. Macao is a popular area for Dominicans on Sundays and serves as a stop off point for a cooling swim for many tours like safari tours and the ATV/buggy tours. No resorts built along this beach, main reason why Macao is still completely public.

Playa Cabo Engaño

An isolated and scenic beach good for beach-combing that’s unknown to most visitors. Located south of the community of Cabeza del Toro, it’s accessed on a dirt road best for 4-wheel-drive

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Dominican Republic

Activities & Adventures

Explore Your Adventure Destination

Your vacation in the Dominican Republic is sure to consist of plenty of fun and excitement, but how about adding a touch of adventure as well? For those who can’t shake that adrenaline bug, consider booking exciting excursions, such as zip-lining, setting sail on a catamaran cruise or snorkeling and diving, to make the most out of your destination.

Sun and Sand

Beach, Swimming & Sunbathing


Over 200 beaches—many of which remain uncrowded and undeveloped—line the Caribbean and the Atlantic coastlines, ranging from a brilliant white to a handful of black sand beaches.


Palm-studded, continuous diamond white beaches are synonymous with Punta Cana, but the Dominican Republic’s stunning beaches extend countrywide.


Saona’s picture-perfect beaches attract more visitors than all of the DR’s national parks combined. A protected site and part of Cotubanamá National Park, the island is a dream tropical escape.


Weddings, Honeymoons & More 


Celebrate your romance with a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic. Romantic weddings on a sand beach, rich sunsets and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding.


Your bachelorette/bachelor party can be the most fun you’ve had in years! With a bit of planning  beforehand, the Dominican Republic is the perfect spot to plan such an adventure.


Your honeymoon is sure to consist of plenty of romance, and the Dominican Republic is the honeymoon destination. From quiet privacy to all out partying, the Dominican Republic has something for every honeymooner.

Renewal of Vows

A rededication to your marriage is an exciting thing – you can do it as often as you like. With vow renewals (or reaffirmations) you have the opportunity to have the ceremony you’ve always wanted.

On the Sea

SUP, Sea Kayak & Sailing


Paddle boarding is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the land and marine environment in the Dominican Republic. Easy to learn and a sure way to have great fun in the Caribbean Sea.

Sea Kayaking

Dominican Republic’s pristine fresh waterways and the tranquil Caribbean Sea make kayaking an ideal way to explore the Dominican Republic.


Sea breezes and  the most beautiful beaches in the world. Dominican Republic is the perfect location for sailing and learning to sail. Bask in the sun and enjoy the unbelievable sunsets.

In the Sea

Snorkel & Scuba Diving


Considered one of the top islands for snorkeling in the world, the crystal-clear waters of the Dominican Republic offer an incredible experience for novice and expert alike.


Explore the depths among the colorful coral reefs that are home to anemones, eels, giant stingrays, sharks and turtles.
If you bring the whole family, try snorkeling in shallow water perfect for the little ones.

Fishing the Sea

Deep Sea, Shore & Lake


If you love sportfishing then we have the trip for you! Troll for sailfish, blue marlin, white marlin, wahoo and dorado in the teeming waters of the Caribbean Sea!

Deep Sea

Big attraction for anglers heading to the Dominican Republic is unquestionably saltwater fishing. Thanks to her fantastic deep waters surrounding the coastlines, sport fishing for highly sought after big game species is incredibly popular.


Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.


Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Golf by the Sea

Golfing Experiences


Renowned for having the most magnificent golf courses in the Caribbean region, and Latin America, the Dominican Republic is the undisputed leader of golf in the tropics. Dominican Republic’s award-winning courses are on every golfer’s bucket list.


At least seven of the Dominican Republic’s courses have consistently topped Golf Week Magazine’s Top 50 courses in the Caribbean and Mexico, including Punta Espada in the top 10.

On Land

Horses, Hiking, Biking, ATV

On Horseback

Horseback riding is deeply entrenched in Dominican culture, going back centuries to colonial Spanish times. Ride horseback along the hills, and colorful villages of the Domincan Republic in any location countrywide.

Hiking & Biking

Mountain bike and hiking tours led by local guides—a great choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride and hike along scenic trails through forested areas, river beds and jungle trails.

Off Road

Rugged mountain terrain and hidden treasures, create the perfect setting for an off-road  adventure. Drive your own ATV through countryside full of surprises and new adventures.


Live the Lifestyle


Looking for Lifestyle Options? Considering the Dominican Republic as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share will help you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with useful lifestyle services and property choices.


Many consider the Dominican Republic for their retirement home. With recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and a modern infrastructure, stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.


Variety of lifestyles, from resorts, condos and other full-time housing—it’s a perfect place for those seeking an “always on vacation” lifestyle. Dominican Republic has everything you need and more, affordability, healthcare, safety, culture and cuisine.

Real Estate

Finding the Right Investment

Real Estate

Opportunities for real estate investment exist in the Dominican Republic for entrepreneurs. Beachfront and ocean view houses and private land that lie close to the attractive vistas that line the coastline.

Beach Houses

It is always a wonderful idea to set up villas, apartments and other residential units in the vicinity of a stunning ocean, pristine beaches, and picturesque lagoons. The attractiveness of the Dominican Republic has always been a magnet that attracts buyers and tenants at any time of the year.


Experience the Culture


In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in the Dominican Republic and promptly claimed the island for the Spanish crown. A year later, Santo Domingo had become the first European settlement in the New World, and the Spanish influence that still dominates had begun.


 There is no better place to immerse yourself in authentic Caribbean culture. The Dominican people and their customs have predominately European cultural origins with both African and native Taíno influences.


Enjoy the Food & Drink 

Food & Drink

Dominican Republic is well known for its varieties of regional and national food and drink. From street food to exquisite culinary delights, paired with regional beverages, beer and rum with long histories and international reputations.


The most popular Dominican drink – Mamajuana. Mamajuana is a potent drink native to the Dominican Republic that is purported to have strong medicinal qualities.


A handful of beers are made in the Dominican Republic, including craft beers found in a few places around the country. The most popular brand is the world famous Presidente beer, made by Cervecería Nacional Dominicana since 1935.


Dominican rum is produced by several big brands, the most popular two being Brugal and Barceló. Ron Bermúdez dates back to the 19th century, with white and golden premium varieties.

Where to Stay

Find the Right Resort


If your idea of recreation is a healthy dose of relaxation, Dominican Republic offers world-class amenities with old Caribbean charm. Along with unlimited experiences on land, on the sea and in the sea, DR has you covered.


As a traveler in Dominican Republic you can enjoy a full array of spa services, fine regional dining or sunning yourself at the beach or by the pool. Dolphin and whale watching expeditions are an extra special vacation treat not to miss.

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