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White sand beaches that seem to endlessly run into the horizon, punctuated with slim coconut trees reaching the skies: it’s what the Dominican Republic is best known for. South to east, and north, you will keep busy finding your favorite plot of sand along our 1,600-kilometer (1,000-mile) sandy coastline. 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 stretching southwest. Visit Punta Cana’s world-renowned 48-kilometer (30-mile) stretch, but also consider Samaná’s world-ranked beaches such as Playa Rincón. On the north coast, you’ll be spoiled for choice, from Playa Cabarete to Playa Grande, or Playa Punta Rucia. Go off-the-beaten track to Playa El Valle, or Playa Frontón—reached by boat—sure to leave you speechless.

Caribbean-facing beaches are safe year round, while our northern coastline requires more attention to weather conditions before swimming. Sundays are family beach day for Dominicans, and you’ll find plenty of food and music.

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BEACHES

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

 
 
Boca Chica is considered the capital’s main beach. Stretching a near mile long, this bustling stretch is well protected by a large coral reef, and its shallow turquoise waters—not more than four feet in depth—make it a favorite for families.
Boca Chica, Santo Domingo
Playa Bonita is as pretty as its name suggests–a crescent-shaped, cozy white sand beach lined with a variety of boutique hotels, villas, and restaurants. The western edge of the beach is as still as a swimming pool, while the eastern side offers active waves for the adventurous.
Las Terrenas, Samaná
Playa Buen Hombre, located in a fishing village, is well known amid avid kitesurfers for its white sand stretch, and its on-site kite school teaching you how to ride the intense waves along this wild Atlantic shoreline.
Montecristi
The Caribbean’s hub for windsurfing, kiteboarding, and laser sailing, Playa Cabarete–also known as “Kite Beach” on the western side–is where you can learn and practice wind water sports all year round.
Puerto Plata
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.
Punta Cana
Cozy, crescent-shaped Playa Caletón is a favorite, flanked with lush vegetation and rocky scenery–some of it bearing sculpted faces of Taino Indian chiefs–that gives it a mystical feel.
Puerto Plata
Reaching the spectacular white sand of Playa Cambiaso is worth the effort, as this wide stretch is lined with coconut palms, while donkeys graze at the back and a couple of local restaurants serve fresh catch.
Puerto Plata
Facing a picturesque cove, this half-moon shaped beach attracts surfers and boogie boarders on the weekends, flocking here from the capital for a bit of wave action.
Boca Chica, Juan Dolio
Located right within city limits, and lining part of the seafront boulevard, Playa Casita Blanca’s calm Caribbean waters are decent for a swim and an afternoon cool off. Several hotels line the beach, where non-guests are welcome to stop by for a drink.
Barahona
Playa Cofresí is a relaxing stretch of light blond sand with calm waters for swimming, and plenty of shade. A few resorts and restaurants dot this beach, located adjacent to Ocean World Adventure Park.
Puerto Plata

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one week in punta cana

Still working on but almost finish blog about my week in Punta Cana. I traveled south to Bahia de Las Aguilas and I share with my following how DR is more than the all inclusive hotel they have been [...]

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As we continue to stay in, we invite you to join u As we continue to stay in, we invite you to join us for a listening party and virtual journey to the Silver Bank to hear the enchanting sounds of North Atlantic Humpback Whales who join us each year January – April in the Silver Bank, and January – March in Samaná Bay. Use the link in our bio to hear their songs which carry for many kilometers through the open ocean and reverberate off the surrounding reefs. Stay safe and be well, Dominican Republic and the humpback whales will be waiting for you. Thank you for sharing with us, @bbc. 💙🐋

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