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.

Set in Playa Dorada, Bergantin Beach is on the North edge of the Dominican Republic. You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— should give Bergantin Beach a try. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not quiet or boring either.

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.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. Also, lounge chairs are available for use at this beach.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the Dominican Republic's North coast. It is close to Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Casino, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is among the attractions in the region.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Amber Museum, a lovely museum found five miles to the west-northwest, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 visitors seeking some additional excitement might think about going to Puerto Plata, since it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of the Dominican Republic. From the beach, Puerto Plata is a quick trip away, roughly four and a half miles (seven kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Those trying to find a hotel room near the beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from close-by. You can find the closest, most convenient booking options by viewing what's shown in the table that follows.

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


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far away. Lucia is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Fusion cuisines. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since 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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Bergantin Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Long Beach, found a short taxi ride away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Playa Congrejo. It's found two and a half miles to the east.

You may also enjoy Dorada Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Dominican Republic, and dropping by Bergantin Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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