Playa Almendros

Full of trees and bordered by rough waters; Playa Almendros is not your average beach. Those coming here generally only use it as a starting point for kayak expeditions.

Located in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, 0.8 miles south of Boca Canasta, Playa Almendros is on the South edge of Hispaniola. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by.

How to Access The Beach

If you decide to head over to Playa Almendro, you will need to simply take Avenida Fabio Herrera south out of Bani as far as it goes.

Amenities and Ambiance

Don't come to Playa Almendro expecting white sandy beaches, clear waters, or even sunny skies. This beach is rocky, full of dirt, and not the kind of beach for sun tanning. However, if you enjoy swimming in wavy oceans, or are exploring the coast via kayak, then this might be a spot for you.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Playa Almendros offers those who visit an idyllic and peaceful getaway, since the area surrounding the beach is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the Dominican Republic's South coast. It is near Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Almendros
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes Historical Site 2.4 NNW Hispaniola
Santuario de San Marting de Porres Monument 6.7 NW Hispaniola
Monumento El Numero Monument 17.5 NW --
Palacio de Cerro Historical Site 18.3 NE --
Constituents Monument Monument 19.5 NE --

Cities and Towns

Playa Almendros is near Bani, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Those visiting Playa Almendros who are seeking some additional excitement might consider making the trip to Bani, which is close-by and is a particularly bustling part of the Dominican Republic. From Playa Almendros, Bani isn't far off, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Playa Almendros is not near very many major hotels, but it can attract guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Playa Almendros; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is D'Leonel Empanadas. The restaurant features Latin American food.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Playa Almendros
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
D'Leonel Empanadas -- Latin American -- 3.5 mi. N
Cafeteraa El Cajuil (809) 522-2921 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa El Corillo (809) 522-8885 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa El Potro (809) 522-2778 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa El Torito (809) 522-5852 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Hermanos Guerrero (809) 380-0295 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Irene Guerrero (809) 522-2114 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa La Braza (809) 380-3164 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa La Gentileza (809) 522-2702 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa La Regla (809) 380-0996 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa La Unia3n (809) 522-2172 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Laurel (809) 380-0916 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Hispaniola besides Playa Almendros.

Vacationers may also want to visit Playa los Cuadritos, which is located 19 and a half miles away.

Of course, the Dominican Republic has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Playa Almendros or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Dominican Republic even more memorable.


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