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.

Positioned 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 consider dropping by whether or not you are staying very close. The surrounding region isn't stuffed with visitors, but that doesn't mean the beach will be boring.

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.

If you usually desire shores which offer visitors a serene environment, then maybe head on over to El Breton; it's back within a less urban section of Hispaniola.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the Dominican Republic's North coast. It's located near Cabrera's Central Park, which is situated two and a half miles to the southeast, and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

The town of Rio San Juan is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, Rio San Juan is found maybe nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you will find few accommodations in the immediate vicinity, those options closest to El Breton can be seen in the list that follows.

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


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is El Babonuco. The restaurant serves American food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their family fare.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides El Breton.

You may also enjoy Rogelio Beach, which is located within the range of a cab.

You may find that El Breton is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Dominican Republic you might like.


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