Dos Playa

Located in the Arikok National Park, this hidden beach is a favorite among surfers. Though not recommended for swimmers due to the crashing waves that pound the eastern shore of Aruba year-round, this secluded beach makes for great sight-seeing and is a perfect picnic spot.

Located toward the center of the island of Aruba, 3.9 miles north of Brasil, Dos Playa is on the East coast of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. This isn't just another pretty beach, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Aruba. While Dos Playa may be a little bit out of the way, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

How to Access The Beach
Inaccessible by car, a 4-wheel drive vehicle can take you here through the rocky Arikok National Park.

Amenities and Ambiance

Dos Playa is two strips of white, soft sand surrounded by some harsh cliffs on the rocky eastern coastline. The surf can be very wild and the undertoe harsh, so take caution getting in the water even when you see the adventurous locals cutting up the waves.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline.

If you find that you prefer sunny days which offer a serene haven, then maybe head on over to Dos Playa; it's back within a much quieter section of Aruba.

What's Nearby


Found on Aruba's East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Aruba International Raceway Park, which is three and a half miles to the south-southeast of this spot.

If you want to learn more about the history of Aruba, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Balashi Gold Mill Ruins, which is four miles to the west-southwest.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Dos Playa
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Aruba International Raceway Park Auto Racetracks 3.3 SSE Aruba
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.3 WNW Aruba
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historical Site 4.0 WSW Aruba
Aruba Golf Club Golf Course 4.4 SE Aruba
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 4.8 S Aruba

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Dos Playa who are hoping to find other interesting places to see might want to think about going to Oranjestad, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Aruba.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers trying to find a place to stay near Dos Playa will find themselves in luck, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from in the vicinity. You can find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Dos Playa
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cunucu Arubiano 3.3 WNW Lodge
Club Arias 4.2 SSW B & B
Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club 7.4 W Hotel


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Avallone's Ristorante. The restaurant serves delicious Italian food. Many guests rave about their pasta.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Dos Playa
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Avallone's Ristorante -- Italian Informal -- --
Jumbo Bar-Restaurant (297) 585-8075 -- -- -- --
MC Dushi Bagels (297) 587-2166 -- -- -- --
New Lido Restaurant (297) 584-6165 -- -- -- --
Peking Restaurant (297) 584-1299 Asian -- -- --
Sensei Sushi Bar (297) 585-0508 Japanese -- -- --
Subway Santa Cruz (297) 585-1277 American Very Casual -- --
Taco Bell Santa Cruz (297) 585-5828 Mexican Very Casual -- --
The New Shahai Take Away (297) 585-0546 International, Latin American Very Casual -- --
Urataka Center Best Pizza (297) 585-5212 Caribbean, Italian Very Casual -- --
Subway Cura Cabai (297) 584-4388 American Very Casual -- --
G&G Pizza (297) 592-0250 Italian Very Casual 4.2 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Dos Playa doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Mangel Halto, located a brief car or taxi trip away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Conchi (Natural Pool). You'll find it a mile and a half to the north-northwest.

Travelers may also want to consider Santo Largo, which is located four and a half miles to the south west.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Aruba, and dropping by Dos Playa is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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