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.

Situated in the Samana Peninsula, east of Las Galeras, Fronton Beach is on the North East coast of Hispaniola. You might want whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Fronton Beach make great places to spread out and relax.

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. .

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you prefer sunny days that offer visitors a quiet environment, then think about trying out Fronton Beach; it is found in a more natural area of Hispaniola.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Fronton Beach 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.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like Shipwreck Maritime Museum (positioned within cab range) offer an entertaining diversion and help visitors understand the Dominican Republic's interesting past.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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 area on Hispaniola to Fronton Beach is Las Galeras. This region in the Dominican Republic is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Beach-goers will find a nice assortment of accommodations to pick from near the beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Fronton Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
El Cabito 1.4 mi. W Guest house
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
Las Mariposas 3.4 mi. W Cottages


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Fronton Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is El Cabito Restaurant. The restaurant offers both Creole and Mediterranean cuisines. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

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
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 -- -- --
End of the Road (809) 538-0127 Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Fronton Beach.

You might also enjoy Bonita Beach, located certainly within a car's reach of the coast. On the other hand, La Playita Beach offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's found three and a half miles to the west.

You might also want to visit Playa Aldero, which is located two miles away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Dominican Republic, and Fronton Beach is just one of the many options.


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