Set in Las Galeras, Playa Fronton is one of the area's most beautiful beaches, even if it is difficult to reach. It is because of this, however, that the beach remains natural and clean; a secluded little stretch of paradise where you can enjoy a day on the beach without the distraction of other beach goers playing in the sand.
Situated in the Samana Peninsula, east of Las Galeras, Fronton Beach is on the North East coast of Hispaniola. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Fronton Beach.
The easiest way to reach Playa Fronton is by boat from Las Galeras. It is also possible to hike through the jungle, but the trip takes approximately two hours.
Shaded by the forest and a large mountain, Fronton Beach is darker and cooler than most beaches in the Dominican Republic. The waters that wash ashore are a sparkling navy blue, and the sand is white, fine, and soft. It is suggested that you hit the beach early, because after 3 p.m. the sun hides behind the mountain making it even darker and cooler than the morning hours.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.
If you tend to desire coasts which offer visitors an idyllic environment, then you should enjoy Fronton Beach; it is back within a more natural sector of the region.
Fronton Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the Dominican Republic's North East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Iguanario Los Tocones, which is one of the closest attractions.
If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of the Dominican Republic, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For instance, nearby is, which is just a taxi trip from the shore.
Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.
|Iguanario Los Tocones||Zoo||6.4||W||Hispaniola|
|Shipwreck Maritime Museum||Museum||13.3||WSW||Hispaniola|
|Whale Museum Of Samana||Museum||13.9||WSW||Hispaniola|
The closest region on Hispaniola to Fronton Beach is Las Galeras. This area of the Dominican Republic is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.
The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.
Visitors will find a fairly good variety of rooming options to pick from in the vicinity of Fronton Beach. The most convenient of which have been listed in the table below.
|El Cabito||1.4 mi.||W||Guest house|
|La Hacienda||1.7 mi.||W||Hostel|
|La Rancheta Guesthouse||1.7 mi.||W||Guest house|
|Grand Paradise Samana||2.4 mi.||W||Resort|
|Todo Blanco Hotel||2.9 mi.||W||Hotel|
|3.0 mi.||W||B & B|
|Hotel Plaza Lusitania||3.0 mi.||W||Hotel|
|El Marinique||3.1 mi.||W||Hotel|
|Villa Serena Hotel||3.2 mi.||W||Hotel|
|Sol Azul||--||--||Guest house|
If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is El Cabito Restaurant. The restaurant serves both Creole and Mediterranean menu items. They also specialize in seafood.
Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.
|El Cabito Restaurant||(829) 697-9506||Creole, Mediterranean||Informal||1.4 mi.||W|
|(829) 939-8285||Belgian, Creole||Very Casual||1.7 mi.||W|
|(849) 881-9536||Caribbean||Very Casual||2.6 mi.||W|
|Restaurant il nodo del Pirata||(809) 538-0093||Caribbean, Italian||Informal||3.0 mi.||W|
|(829) 705-2894||Creole||Very Casual||3.0 mi.||W|
|Chez Denise||(809) 538-0219||French||Informal||3.1 mi.||W|
|Boutique Restaurant||(809) 538-0000||Caribbean||Fine Dining||3.2 mi.||W|
|(809) 523-3333||Creole, Spanish||--||3.2 mi.||W|
|Comedor Rossy||--||Latin American||--||--||--|
Of course, Fronton Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Hispaniola.
Another location you might enjoy is Bonita Beach, situated definitely within a car's reach. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at La Playita Beach. It's located three and a half miles to the west.
Another option worth considering is, located two miles away.
While the Dominican Republic has many alluring attractions, a trip to Fronton Beach could end up a family favorite.
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