The beautiful beaches of the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has dozens of miles of beautiful and spectacular beaches parading along the coast of the island some of which have obtained the famous Blue Flag.

Some of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic, this list is not exhaustive because the island has dozens of beaches all more beautiful than each other.

With 1633 kilometers of coastline and about 600 kms of beaches (source wikipedia) one can imagine that there are hundreds.

The Dominican Republic is surrounded to the south by the Caribbean Sea, to the north by the Atlantic Ocean and to the east by the Mona Canal that connects the Caribbean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. As a result, it has many beaches with different characteristics: pebbles, gray sand, windy beaches, deserted beaches, with coconut trees.

The most beautiful beaches of Dominican Republic

Bahia de las Aguilas in the south of the Dominican Republic

Bahia de Las Aguilas is located in the province of Pedernales, in the Jaragua national park, in the southwest of the Dominican Republic. Bahia Las Aguilas translates as Baie des Aigles, it is one of the few beaches still pristine and untouched. It is absolutely beautiful for its beauty and calm, the sea goes through the whole range of blue, green and turquoise. Its white sand beach contrasts with the sea and the surrounding cliffs.

It is because it is isolated and far away from the main tourist centers that Bahia Las Aguilas is still spared from intensive tourism. Indeed it is located more than 4 hours from the capital Santo Domingo.

To go there you have to go to the small village of La Cueva and then walk (about 1 hour walk) or with a fishing boat from the village. Some TOs organize day trips from Santo Domingo.

The ideal is to sleep in a hotel in Barahona, a hotel in Paraiso or a hotel in Perdernales.

Boca Chica on the Caribbean coast

Boca Chica is located about 30 kilometers from the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo.
The beach of Boca Chica is very wide and long with a soft white sand and a sea with turquoise waters.
It is shallow, so ideal for children.

On the beachfront there are many bars and restaurants serving local cuisine and fresh drinks. It is the beach of the inhabitants of the capital (with those of Palenque beach, Najayo beach, Juan Dolio, playa Caribe and Guayacanes) so there are many people on weekends and holidays, which gives it a festive atmosphere .

On the beach of Boca Chica you can enjoy water sports such as paddle boats, kayaking... diving or deep sea fishing.

Along there are some all-inclusive hotels and numerous hotels in Boca Chica.

The beaches of Punta Cana and Bavaro

Punta Cana Bavaro is the largest tourist destination in the Dominican Republic with about 30 kms of beaches. The beaches of Punta Cana are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

The sand is white and soft and the sea is crystal clear turquoise, it is bordered by coconut palms that stretch from Punta Cana to Macao beach. It is protected by a coral reef that blocks the waves. However at certain times of the year and depending on the weather they can be windy and with a little swell.

Access to most beaches along this coconut coast are the private beaches of the hotels that have settled along the coast over the years, each resort has its private beach with sunbeds.

In the many all-inclusive hotels in Punta Cana it is possible to practice all kinds of water sports: sailing, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, canoes, pedalos, parasailing. .

Saona Island

The island of Saona is a protected park of the Dominican Republic (Park del Este Cotubanama) with only a small fishing village that inhabit the island, it is located in the south-east of the country.

It is a paradise island with turquoise blue waters, white sand, palm trees, coconut palms and coral reefs. It is an island of dreams as we see on postcards.

Excursions to Saona Island depart from Bayahibe, but most hotels arrange (with TOs) excursions from the hotel, with buses to Bayahibe then motorboat or sailing boat. to the island, they offer packages including trips, meals (sometimes with lobsters at will) and drinks, visit the island, the mangrove, swimming in the famous swimming pool ...


Sosua beach (Playa Sosua) is about 1 kilometer long, it is a beach of golden sand, with clear turquoise waters, lined with coconut palms and with a coral reef ideal for diving. It is located in Sosua Bay.

It is one of the most famous beaches on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, Sosua Bay divides the city in two, the old part Los Charamicos and the recent tourist side of Sosua known as El Batey.

All along there are bars, restaurants, souvenir shops...

Sosua is a very popular dive spot and excursions are sold from hotels, with catamaran rides and snorkeling. But also a glass bottom boat trip, big game fishing...
You will find a few all-inclusive hotels in Sosua but essentially many small hotels and apart-hotels.


The beach of Cabarete is wide and extends about 2 kilometers along the coast, with golden sand, warm blue waters, coconut palms, it is a very pretty beach to sit and watch hundreds of deer colorful ruffles and windsurfers that are changing in the bay.

The beach of Cabarete is one of the top ten spots in the world for windsurfing and kitesurfing, it hosts many international competitions. The wind and sea conditions are optimal for the practice of these sports.

It consists of two parts, Cabarete beach and Bozo beach, one is for windsurfers and the other for kitesurfers.

All along the beach of Cabarete are bars, restaurants, many guest houses, small hotels, apart-hotels and some all-inclusive.

Playa Grande, beach in the north of the Dominican Republic

Playa Grande is located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, 15 kilometers east of Rio San Juan.

Like the other beaches in the Dominican Republic, Playa Grande is a white sand beach with coconut palms and turquoise waters. It is about 1 kilometer long, it is famous for its waves and therefore for the practice of surfing and bodyboarding.

Depending on the time of year, this beautiful beach can put you to sleep with a calm and calm sea or have big waves ideal for surfing and so swimming can be dangerous.

Playa Grande is also known for its golf designed by the famous Robert Trent Jones and its all-inclusive resorts.

Beach of Playa Bonita in Las Terrenas

Playa Bonita (beautiful beach in English) is located on the north coast of the Samana Peninsula, 10 minutes from Las Terrenas.

This beach is an absolute dream, miles of coconut palms, fine white sand and crystal clear water. It is a very relaxing beach, quiet, wild and incredibly beautiful.

There are a few small hotels and beachfront villas and bars and restaurants along the beach for eating out.

Outings at sea for the ride and diving can be organized on the outer reefs and at Las Ballenas (Whales) which is a small group of islands off the coast (about 15-20 minutes by boat).

Playa Rincon on the Samana Peninsula

Playa Rincon is located in Las Galeras in the Samana Peninsula, in the northeast of the Dominican Republic.

It is about 2 kilometers long, with fine white, turquoise water and coconut trees, surrounded by green hills. It's perfect postcard image!

Playa Rincon is still wild and quiet. Regarding accommodation, on the beach is a small hotel restaurant (Rincon Rubi) or in one of the small hotels in Las Galeras.

At one end of the beach there is a freshwater lagoon where it is possible to have lunch in a small typical restaurant.

To get to Playa Rincon, you have to go to Las Galeras and either ask a sinner to take you or 4x4 by road.

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