Fronton Beach

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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.

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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.

How to Access The 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.
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Amenities and Ambiance

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.

What's Nearby

Attractions

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 St. Peter's Church, 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.

Activities and Attractions Near Fronton Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Iguanario Los Tocones Zoo 6.4 W Hispaniola
Shipwreck Maritime Museum Museum 13.3 WSW Hispaniola
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 13.4 WSW Hispaniola
Parroquia de Samana Historical Site 13.4 WSW Hispaniola
Whale Museum Of Samana Museum 13.9 WSW Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

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.

Hotels

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.

Accommodations near Fronton Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
Casa Por Que No? 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

Food

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.

Restaurants near Fronton Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Cabito Restaurant (829) 697-9506 Creole, Mediterranean Informal 1.4 mi. W
La Rancheta (829) 939-8285 Belgian, Creole Very Casual 1.7 mi. W
Beach Club Playa Grande (849) 881-9536 Caribbean Very Casual 2.6 mi. W
Dominican Kitchen -- -- -- 3.0 mi. W
Restaurant il nodo del Pirata (809) 538-0093 Caribbean, Italian Informal 3.0 mi. W
Gri-Gri (829) 705-2894 Creole Very Casual 3.0 mi. W
Chez Denise (809) 538-0219 French Informal 3.1 mi. W
Patiserrie Française -- -- -- 3.1 mi. W
Boutique Restaurant (809) 538-0000 Caribbean Fine Dining 3.2 mi. W
El Pescador (809) 523-3333 Creole, Spanish -- 3.2 mi. W
C L'Aventura de John -- Italian -- -- --
Comedor Rossy -- Latin American -- -- --

Other Beaches

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 Playa Aldero, 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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