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.

Located in the Samana Peninsula, east of Las Galeras, Fronton Beach is on the North East edge of Hispaniola. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; less popular beaches like Fronton Beach allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

If you find that you desire beach days that offer visitors a quiet environment, then think about trying out Fronton Beach; it's back in a more natural sector of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Fronton Beach on the Dominican Republic's North East coast. It's located near Iguanario Los Tocones, which is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Shipwreck Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found just a taxi ride away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 section on Hispaniola to Fronton Beach is Las Galeras. Las Galeras is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of places to stay within driving distance. A few of the more convenient options are seen in the following table.

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
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
Casa Dorado -- -- B & B

Food

If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is El Cabito Restaurant. The restaurant has both Creole and Mediterranean menu items. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

The following table lists 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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Fronton Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you might enjoy is Bonita Beach, located a little ways away, but is well within reach if you've got a car. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that La Playita Beach is just right. It's located three and a half miles to the west.

Travelers may also want to consider Playa Aldero, located only a short distance away.

You may find that Fronton Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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