The Dominican Republic is trending among the adventure seeking community due to its gorgeous geography consisting of mountains adjacent to coastline and also because it is really inexpensive. Travelers can choose to have an all-inclusive experience in a hotel or renting an apartment or summer house and indulge in the culture by taking local tours which vary in every aspect.
Here you will have the insiders guide to the TOP 5 beaches in the Dominican republic.
# 5 – Encuentro Beach – Cabarete
If you like extreme sports, this is your spot. Encuentro is one of the most famous surfing beaches on the north coast. Due to its rocky bottom and big waves, this is not a beach for bathing but if you’re looking for something exciting to do while on vacation, you can take surf lessons on the schools nearby or if you’re familiar with the sport, you could rent a board and surf among the locals.
# 4 – Macao Beach – Punta Cana
This gorgeous beach is located on the east coast of the island and is treasured by the locals because is easy to access and its obvious beauty. Macao is also a surfing spot on surfing season which starts on September and can extend to April. If you visit this beach, we recommend taking the Adventure Buggie tour to get to know the surroundings. Finally, conclude your day relaxing under a palm tree. and bathing in perfect turquoise waters. We advice to all bathers to be aware of the currents that can be a little strong if the tides are high.
# 3 – Bacardi island (Cayo Levantado ) – Samana
This island will take your breath away. Named one of the best snorkeling spots of the country this place is absolutely stunning with brilliantly clear waters and spectacular shallow water sea life. Only a boat ride away from Samana, this island represents the real beauty of the Caribbean making THIS TOUR a must!
# 2 – Rincon beach – Samana
Rincon Beach, mentioned within the five most beautiful beaches of the world, is located at a remote part of the Dominican Republic in between two well known capes (cabos): Cabo Cabron and Cabo Samana. this magnificent bay with white sands is one of the five most beautiful beaches in the world. A small river called “Caño Frio” passes the bay and you may enjoy a refreshing bath in its cool waters. Playa Rincon is a unique natural beauty that you must see if you’re into paradisaical landscapes.
# 1 – Bahia de las Aguilas – Jaragua National Park
Bahia de las Aguilas is an 8 km long beach along the southwestern coast of the island near the southernmost part of the border with Haiti. The bay is part of the Jaragua National Park, and it is considered by many Dominicans ( and visitors as well) as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The bay is a protected area as is the surrounding park, hence there is an abundance of seal life just feet off the beach within its waters. This beach is not easy to access but is well worth the effort.