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.

Situated in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, 2.6 miles northwest of Cabrera, El Breton is on the North edge of Hispaniola. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. El Breton stands out because it's one of the best spots for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Most other beaches you'll come across in the Dominican Republic may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as El Breton, but are usually more crowded because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

El Breton provides an angelic and peaceful place to escape, thanks to the fact that the region surrounding the beach won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find El Breton on the North coast of Hispaniola. It's located near Cabrera's Central Park, which is seen two and a half miles to the southeast, and it is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby 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

Not far away you'll find Rio San Juan, a town which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, Rio San Juan is a car ride off, about nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may see visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Although vacationers will generally find few places to stay in the vicinity, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed in the following table.

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 during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is El Babonuco. This restaurant features American food. They are also known for their family fare.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Hispaniola besides El Breton worth visiting.

Travelers may also want to consider Rogelio Beach, located just a cab ride away.

Perhaps El Breton is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Dominican Republic you might like.


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