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.

Located on the eastern outskirts of Playa Dorada, Bergantin Beach is on the North edge of the Dominican Republic. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, many tourists choose this beach 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.

Restrooms are available at Bergantin Beach. In addition, visitors can take advantage of lounge chairs at this location.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the Dominican Republic's North coast; the area hosts attractions such as Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Casino, which is a mile to the west-northwest.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of the Dominican Republic, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Carcel San Felipe, which is only a brief cab ride away.

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 Bergantin Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Casino Casino 1.0 mi. WNW --
The American Casino Casino 1.1 mi. W --
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 --
Yaskia 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 --

Cities and Towns

Bergantin Beach is very close to Puerto Plata, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Tourists at Bergantin Beach who are hoping to find other interesting places to see should think about heading to Puerto Plata, because it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of the Dominican Republic. From Bergantin Beach, Puerto Plata is a quick trip away, roughly four and a half miles (seven kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Because this beach is situated in a fairly popular vacation area, it typically isn't very difficult to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. For those wanting to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows shows the accommodations closest 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
Barcelo Puerto Plata All Inclusive 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, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is Lucia. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Fusion dishes on the menu. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table 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, there are lots of other spots along the coast of the Dominican Republic, so if Bergantin Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another location you might enjoy is Long Beach, situated a short taxi ride away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Playa Congrejo offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's located two and a half miles to the east.

You might also want to visit Dorada Beach, which is located less than a mile to the west-northwest.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Dominican Republic, but a trip to Bergantin Beach could end up a family favorite.


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