Maimon Beach

Part cove, part beach, and part river, the long shore of Maimon Beach offers a variety of features for people visiting. While most will not be coming to view the dark sand, eco-toursit and those looking for a natural beach may enjoy it. The average tourist, however, will likely be drawn in by its great swimming opportunities, nearby amenities, and easy access.

Located in the vicinity of Puerto Plata, Maimon Beach is on the North edge of the Dominican Republic. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Maimon Beach stands out from other beaches because it's perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches in the Dominican Republic may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Maimon Beach, but tend to be more crowded since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

How to Access The Beach
Getting to Playa Maimon is pretty easy if you have a car. Taking Route 5 North from the Santiago Area, or West from the Puerto Plata area will lead you right to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The size of Maimon Beach enables it to change quite a bit depending on where you are along the coast. At one point, it is a resort beach, where you will find mainly guests of hotels. A little bit further and it is used as solely a boat ramp. Finally, as you keep going, it gets a bit more natural, with mangroves going along the shores and a river running right into it.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Maimon Beach offers visitors an angelic and relaxing enclave, as the location that surrounds the beach is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the Dominican Republic's North coast. It is close to Casino Riu Bachata, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is among the attractions close-by.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Amber Museum, a lovely museum located easily within taxi range, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Maimon Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casino Riu Bachata Casino 0.9 E --
Ocean World Casino Casino 3.4 E --
Los Mangos Golf Course Golf Course 4.6 E --
Teleferico Puerto Plata Cable Car 5.6 SE --
Fortaleza San Felipe Historical Site 6.0 ESE --

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Maimon Beach who are hoping to find a little additional excitement will want to think about going to Puerto Plata, because it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of the Dominican Republic. From the shore, Puerto Plata is a car ride off, about seven miles (11 kilometers) away.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Visitors seeking a place to stay not far from the beach won't find it very difficult, as there are lots of hotels to pick from close-by. You will find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing what's listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Maimon Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
ClubHotel Riu Bachata 0.9 mi. E Resort
ClubHotel Riu Merengue 1.1 mi. E Resort
ClubHotel Riu Mambo 1.2 mi. E Resort
Lifestyle Presidential Suites 3.5 mi. E Resort
The Bungalows 3.5 mi. E Resort
Sun Village Resort & Spa 3.6 mi. E Resort
Lifestyle Tropical Beach All Inclusive 4.5 mi. NW Hotel
Club Villas Jazmin 4.6 mi. E Hotel
Hacienda Tropical -- -- Resort
Portofino Guest House 8.1 mi. ESE Guest house

Food

Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest places to eat is Desperado Mexican Cantina, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Maimon Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Desperado Mexican Cantina -- Mexican Very Casual -- --
Los Charros Y Los Pinches Chaparros (809) 970-3332 Latin American, Mexican Informal 3.5 mi. E
Le Papillon (809) 970-7640 Caribbean, Continental Very Casual 3.6 mi. E
Restaurante Pizzeria Stefy E Natale (809) 970-7630 Italian -- 3.8 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Maimon Beach in the Dominican Republic.

You might also enjoy Cofresi Beach, found a brief car or taxi trip away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at Playa Grande. It's located one and a quarter miles to the north.

Another location you may want to try is Maimon Riu Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Maimon Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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