El Breton

Playa El Breton is set within Parque National Cabo Francis along the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. The beach here enjoys calm waters that are great for swimming and snorkeling, and beach combing is another popular pastime along this shore. If you need a quiet place to collect your thoughts while breathing in the fresh sea air, this is the place.

Set in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, 2.6 miles northwest of Cabrera, El Breton is on the North coast of Hispaniola. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. El Breton stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches in the Dominican Republic may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as El Breton, but are usually more crowded since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

How to Access The Beach

El Breton is located off Highway 5 just outside of Cabrera.

Amenities and Ambiance

El Breton is a half-moon shaped bay dug out into the northeast side of the island. The sand is dark tan and lined with trees. Either edge of the beach is a bit rocky, but the middle is soft enough to lay down on a towel and watch the aqua waters wash ashore.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here.

El Breton brings visitors an angelic and tranquil escape, in part because the surrounding region contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find El Breton on the Dominican Republic's North coast; it's located near attractions like Cabrera's Central Park, which is pretty close, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near El Breton
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cabrera's Central Park Park 2.7 SE Hispaniola
Playa Grande Golf Course Golf Course 6.0 W Hispaniola
Club Bahia Principe Casino 13.3 W Hispaniola
Monkey Jungle Zip Line Site 31.3 W --
El Sendero del Cacao Facility Viewing 31.9 SW Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

El Breton is close to Rio San Juan, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The nearby town of Rio San Juan is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From El Breton, Rio San Juan is a car ride off, about nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. El Breton is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although beach-goers generally won't find very many accommodations in the immediate vicinity, those accommodations closest to El Breton can be viewed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near El Breton
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel La Catalina 1.5 mi. SE Hotel
Uncle Mark Suites 2.1 mi. SE Guest house
Caliente Caribe Resort & Spa 2.5 mi. WNW Resort
Hotel Bahia Blanca 9.2 mi. W Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is El Babonuco. The restaurant has American food. They are also known for serving family fare.

Nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near El Breton
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Babonuco (829) 338-8707 American Very Casual -- --
Micary Cafeteria (809) 589-7233 -- -- -- --
Mira Mar Restaurant -- Creole Very Casual -- --
Antojos Cafe (809) 589-8068 -- -- 2.6 mi. SE
Cafeteraa Pilrevir (809) 589-7444 -- -- 2.6 mi. SE
Chicos Tropical Cafe (809) 589-8585 Caribbean, Tex-Mex Very Casual 2.6 mi. SE
Chori-Pan (809) 589-7444 Italian -- 2.6 mi. SE
Manny's Bar Restaurant (829) 446-6025 ext. 9 Caribbean Very Casual 2.6 mi. SE
Restaurante Choripan (809) 589-7144 Creole Very Casual 2.6 mi. SE

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Hispaniola, so if El Breton doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Vacationers may also want to visit Rogelio Beach, located a short taxi ride away.

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


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