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Sí Dominican Republic North Coast Beaches

 

Surrounded by mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear water, the north 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

North Coast Beaches

Destination & Adventures

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NORTH COAST BEACHES
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 north east coast.

Experience

Puerto Plata

Discover the Peninsula of Samaná and appreciate Dominican Republic from a different perspective. This area is mostly covered by the Samaná mountain range. Its humid tropical climate, with an average year temperature of 25,9ºC, make the beautiful beaches from this area the perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday.

During the months of February and March, humpback whales

Within the city, you can also find some interesting places such as Puente de Samaná, Fuerte de Las Flechas, Casa de Chasseriau, or Caño de Morón.

Long Beach

LONG BEACH is located in Costambar and starts at the Fort San Filipe Historical sight to Avenida Hermanas Mirabal street in Puerto Plata. The warm waters are inviting with the sand smooth under your feet, and miles of walkable beach, a tree line of palms and local trees hide the hustle and bustle of the streets.  Dotted along the way you find bar huts for a snack or cool beverage. 
While Puerto Plata’s city waterfront is lined with multiple beaches, the most social of them all is Long Beach. Weekend crowds flock here, particularly near sunset and into the night to enjoy the widest stretch of sand where a couple of beachside bars await.
Beaches, Family-Friendly

Playa Dorada

PLAYA DORADA is not only world renowned for its 5 star golf and country club, but the beaches are spectacular with many spots for entertainment, lounging and just soaking in the sun.

Cofresi Beach

COFRESI BEACH is located 3 miles west of the city, with gorgeous white sand beaches, Cofresi is tucked into a cove and is home to Ocean World Marina surrounded by a man-made rock seawall and the famous Ocean World Adventure Park.

 

La Playa De Maimon

Protected in Amber Cove in Puerto Plata, there are many private spots to take in the sun, sand and sea.  Amber Cove is home to the Amber Cove Cruise Terminal for visitors welcomed to Puerto Plata and the island via cruise ships.

Playa Sousa

PLAYA SOSUA -the most popular public beach in Sosua, is nestled in the Bay of Sosua, protected from most winds and seas, this is an excellent spot for snorkeling, banana boating, swimming and laying on the wide open horseshoe shaped beach.  There are many vendors for food, souvenirs and drinks along the topside of the beach walkway. Hugging a crescent-shaped bay, Sosúa is a beautiful stretch of golden sand contrasting against deep azure-turquoise waters with a white, sandy bottom. It’s also a diver and snorkeler favorite, with easy access to a wide array of sites near shore.

Grand Laguna Beach

Backed by a resort of the same name, Grand Laguna Beach lays approximately 2 miles from the beach town of Sosua on the northern coast of Dominican Republic. Though Grand Laguna may not be among the most secluded beaches of the country, it offers just enough privacy and serenity for you to enjoy a perfect beach vacation.

The turquoise-colored beach has a slight slope and is surrounded by tan-colored sand, light greenery, and rock-strewn edges. The water at the beach is not too rough but not too gentle, just about perfect for plenty of excitement around the area.

Grand Laguna is well-liked by families as well as couples. Since the beach is in a popular area, you may want to avoid visiting during public holidays and weekends if you don’t want to see too many people on your beach holiday.

Experience

Cabarete

Only 15 minutes from the international airport in Puerto Plata, is the beautiful township of Cabarete. There are five popular beaches in Cabarete.
Encuentro, is usually a windy beach area and point of land, it looks out on the Atlantic Ocean as far as the eye can see, with long wide walkable beaches.
Cabarete Beach and Kite Beach are where surfing is an amazing spectacle, home to world famous kite-surfing, boarding and sailing. The golden sands of Cabarete are parallel to the town, where you will find almost everything you need.
Also visit the sandy beaches and warm waters of Bozo Beach and Punta Boleta in Cabarete, all walkable and inviting.

Bozo Beach

It is worth mentioning the practise of kitesurf and bodyboard

Playa Encuentro

It is located 4 km away from Cabarete. This is the most visited beach in the whole Caribbean region, due to its facilities for the practise of aquatic sports. PLAYA ENCUENTRO
The dream for surfers is at Playa Encuentro–described as a “perfect right-hand reef break.” You’ll find the area’s top surf schools right on the beach, ready to take you out into the waves. In true surfing tradition, the best time to catch waves is in the early morning.

Montecristi

Visit the city of Montecristi and enjoy a place which is not full of tourists in the Dominican Republic
Visit Montecristi, the capital city of Montecristi province, during your holidays in the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. For the tourists it is an unknown city, because it is not included in touristic routes. Nevertheless, it is the entrance to the National Park of Montecristi. Other attractions of the city are its warm temperatures and solitary beaches.

It was founded in 1506 by Nicolás de Ovando. In 1606, the “Havocs of Osorio” took place, they consisted in the progressive depopulation of the area and the transfer of its inhabitants to other of the country’s regions closer to Santo Domingo. This was motivated by the increase in illegal trading and smuggling with foreign pirates, who had the permission of the Spanish authorities.

The city of Montecristi welcomes visitors and offers relax on its beaches and splendid nature, away from the most touristic areas.

Experience

La Sousa

With plush seaside resorts, open-air bars and restaurants, tourist-oriented shops, and flea markets, Sosua Beach is the most happening thing about the town of Sosua. The bustling beach scene attracts visitors from all around the country and the world.

Sosua Beach is approximately 20 minutes from Puerto Plata and is highly popular among families. A coral reef surrounds the crescent beach making it a great spot for snorkelers and early swimmers as well.

Glistening golden sands, clear blue waters, and a vivid variety of shops and restaurants lining the shore make the surrounding ambiance lively and fun.

Lounge chairs and umbrellas can be rented. Unfortunately, there aren’t any public restrooms but the restaurants and bars around the area are easily accessible. Rental shops provide snorkeling gear and equipment.

If you wish to avoid the crowd, come here for a breakfast picnic or an early-morning swim

Playa Alicia

PLAYA ALICIA-Isolated yet close to the bustling center of Sosúa, Playa Alicia is one of the DR’s most recent beaches, formed over the last decade from sand shifting over to this location. Also known as the “miracle beach,” its ultra-wide, blond stretch sits below a couple of restaurants and cafés, but there are no other developments or vendors directly on the beach. It’s a great place for a quiet swim and to catch a vibrant sunset.
There are many resorts and communities that have their own private beach in the township of Sosua, such as, Casa Marina Beach Resort, Hotel Playa Laguna, Sosua Ocean Village, Sea Horse Ranch, among the most popular and Perla Marina offering a public beach area with cabana rentals and great food.

Playa Cabarete

It is the most important area. It is perfect to practise windsurf. PLAYA CABARETE
A mecca for water sports lovers, this beach is famous for its favorable conditions for doing kitesurfing, windsurfing, and surfing due to its warm waters and consistent winds. In addition to being one of the most famous beaches in the entire Dominican Republic for water sports, Cabarete Beach is a beautiful place which is equally as appealing for its crystal clear turquoise waters. Likewise, the town of Cabarete is a destination with numerous entertainment options, especially for young people, as it has a variety of bars and clubs.

Kite Beach

It is located 2 km away from Cabarete, and it is famous for its strong winds and big waves, which are perfect to practise kitesurf and surf.

La Boca

This area is 7 km away from Cabarete, and it is unique to practise wakeboard.

Playa Cambiaso

Located very close to the town of Luperón, in the west of Puerto Plata province, this beach is considered one of the best in all of the Dominican Republic. This little-known virgin beach features fine golden sand and is lined with coconut trees. Getting to this beach is not easy as it’s only accessible via dirt roads full of potholes, but it’s worth the effort. It’ll surely be one of the most beautiful sights you’ll see on your trip.

Come, Visit, Explore & Experience

Come and visit the North Coast of the Dominican Republic and explore the island’s most amazing beaches, villages, people, culture and so much more.

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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

Beaches

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.

Swimming

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

Sunbathing

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.

Romance

Weddings, Honeymoons & More 

Weddings

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.

Bachelor/ette

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.

Honeymoon

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

SUP

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.

Sailing

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

Snorkel

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.

Scuba

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

Fishing

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.

Shore

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.

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

Golf

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.

Golf

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.

Lifestyle

Live the Lifestyle

Living

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.

Retire

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.

Lifestyle

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.

Culture

Experience the Culture

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.

Culture

 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.

Cuisine

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.

Mamajuana

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

Beer

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.

Rum

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

Resorts

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.

Resorts

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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