Bergantin Beach

A great public beach (read: free) away from the crowds, Playa Bergantin is favored because of its free access and gorgeous views of the island wrapping around the sea to the west.

Situated in Playa Dorada, Bergantin Beach is on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. Though not very urbanized, many will find this area exactly what they're looking for, especially as a way to find some peace and quiet.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is consistently lined with local vendors selling snacks and drinks (including Presidente beers). Lounge chairs are also avaiable to rent, and it is common to see visitors out on boogie boards and playing volleyball on the beach. Be warned that the sandflies can get bad here in the late afternoon, so an early morning adventure if recommended.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. In addition, there are lounge chairs available at this spot.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Bergantin Beach on the Dominican Republic's North coast. It is near Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Casino, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Amber Museum, a lovely museum found five miles to the west-northwest, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Bergantin Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Casino Casino 1.0 mi. WNW --
Playa Dorada Golf Course Golf Course 1.1 mi. W --
Amsha Paradise Beach Club & Casino Casino 1.1 mi. WNW --
Costa Azul Golf Course 1.2 mi. W --
Yasika Adventures Zip Line Site 1.3 mi. WSW --
Monumento Hermanas Mirabal Monument 2.5 mi. WNW --
Brugal Rum Factory Operating Distillery 2.9 mi. WNW --
Puerto Plata Beach Resort Casino Casino 3.4 mi. NW --
Carcel San Felipe Historical Site 4.4 mi. W --
Tropical Casino Casino 4.5 mi. W --
Amber Museum Museum 4.8 mi. WNW --
Galeria De Ambar Art Gallery 4.9 mi. WNW --

Cities and Towns

Bergantin Beach is very close to Puerto Plata, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Guests visiting Bergantin Beach who are hoping to find other opportunities for exploration should consider making the trip to Puerto Plata, since it's nearby and is an especially active area of the Dominican Republic. From the beach, Puerto Plata is not far away, maybe four and a half miles (seven kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is located in a relatively popular tourist area, it is not usually very tough to find just the right type of hotel nearby. For visitors hoping to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table below shows the closest accommodation options to Bergantin Beach.

Accommodations near Bergantin Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Occidental Allegro Puerto Plata 0.9 mi. W Resort
Casa Colonial Beach And Spa 0.9 mi. WNW Hotel
Bluebay Villas Doradas 1.0 mi. W Resort
Sunscape Puerto Plata 1.0 mi. WNW Resort
Fun Royale and Fun Tropicale All-Inclusive Resorts 1.1 mi. W Resort
Vh Gran Ventana Beach Resort All-inclusive 1.1 mi. WNW Hotel
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada 1.1 mi. WNW Resort
Paradise Beach Resort & Casino 1.2 mi. WNW Resort
Hotel Dorado Club Resort 1.2 mi. WNW Resort
Celuisma Tropical Playa Dorada 1.3 mi. WNW Resort


When you're starving for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Lucia. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and Fusion cuisines. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

Restaurants near Bergantin Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Lucia (809) 320-3232 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 0.9 mi. WNW
Veranda (809) 320-3232 International Very Casual 0.9 mi. WNW
Angie's Coffee and Hamburgers (809) 320-1250 American Very Casual 1.1 mi. WNW
Coco Bongo (809) 320-2259 Mexican Very Casual 1.1 mi. WNW
Hemingway's Bar and Grill (809) 320-2230 American Very Casual 1.1 mi. WNW
Roadway (809) 320-5355 American Very Casual 1.1 mi. WNW
Senor Rock (809) 320-2259 American Very Casual 1.1 mi. WNW
Al Fresco (809) 320-1137 International Informal 1.1 mi. WNW
Pizza Hut Puerto Plata (829) 200-2020 Italian Very Casual 1.1 mi. WNW
Green Jack Restaurant (809) 320-3800 Caribbean Informal 1.5 mi. W
Cariatides Bamboo Restaurant (809) 320-3434 International, Italian Informal 2.4 mi. WNW
Cafeteraa El Tunel (809) 574-0531 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Bergantin Beach in the Dominican Republic.

You might also enjoy Long Beach, situated a quick car or cab ride away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, Playa Congrejo may be just what you're looking for. It's found two and a half miles to the east.

Travelers may also want to consider Dorada Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

The Dominican Republic has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Bergantin Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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