Playa Anadel

Located in the Samana Peninsula, Playa Anadel is on the South coast of Hispaniola. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying very close. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; beaches less-traveled like Playa Anadel are usually more relaxing than those overrun with fellow travelers.

Amenities and Ambiance

You will be able to use a public restroom at Playa Anadel. In addition, visitors can take advantage of lounge chairs at this location. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Hispaniola; the area is home to other attractions such as Shipwreck Maritime Museum, which is one and a quarter miles to the west-northwest.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Dominican Republic, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to St. Peter's Church, which is a mile and a half away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Anadel
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Shipwreck Maritime Museum Museum 1.3 mi. WNW Hispaniola
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 1.5 mi. WNW Hispaniola
Parroquia de Samana Historical Site 1.5 mi. WNW Hispaniola
Whale Museum Of Samana Museum 1.7 mi. W Hispaniola
Baseball Stadium Sporting Event Venue 2.5 mi. W Hispaniola
Iguanario Los Tocones Zoo 6.8 mi. NE Hispaniola
Museo De La Naturaleza Museum 10.1 mi. SSW Hispaniola
Museo Parque Nacional de los Haitises Museum 10.8 mi. SSW Hispaniola
Parque Acuatico Colinas Del Rey Amusement/Theme Park 29.8 mi. S Hispaniola
Cacao Tour Vicentillo Facility Viewing 29.8 mi. S Hispaniola
Fortaleza Santa Cruz Historical Site 34.5 mi. SE Hispaniola
Monumento A La Cruz De Asomante Historical Site 34.5 mi. SE Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Playa Anadel who are looking for some additional excitement will want to think about checking out Samana, since it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of the Dominican Republic.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good selection of accommodation options to choose from in the area surrounding Playa Anadel. The closest of which are shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Playa Anadel
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Nilka -- -- Hotel
Chino Hotel 1.5 mi. WNW Hotel
Hotel Docia 1.5 mi. WNW Guest house
Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa 1.6 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Samana Spring 1.6 mi. WNW Hotel
Hotel Bahia View 1.8 mi. WNW Hotel
Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado 2.9 mi. SE Resort
Grand Bahia Principe Samana 3.1 mi. SE Resort
La Tambora Beach Resort 4.0 mi. E Resort
Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas 4.1 mi. E Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is Cayenas del Mar Beach Club. This restaurant has a menu featuring American food. They also specialize in sandwiches. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

The table below lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Playa Anadel
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cayenas del Mar Beach Club (809) 538-3114 American Very Casual 0.0 mi. W
Taberna Mediterranean (809) 994-3634 Mediterranean, Spanish Very Casual 1.2 mi. WNW
Bambu Restaurant & Bar (809) 538-2661 -- -- 1.3 mi. WNW
Le Royal Snack (829) 994-2951 French Very Casual 1.4 mi. WNW
La Hacienda Grill & Bar (809) 538-2383 Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. WNW
La Mata Rosada (809) 538-2388 French Informal 1.5 mi. WNW
Chino Restaurant (809) 538-2215 Asian, Chinese -- 1.5 mi. WNW
Sunset Garden Cafe (829) 285-0227 American, Caribbean, International Very Casual 1.6 mi. WNW
El Rancho du Vagabond -- American, Italian Informal 1.6 mi. WNW
El Cafesito Bautike (809) 538-2544 -- -- -- --
Heladeraa San Sebastian (809) 538-2054 -- -- -- --
Tierra y Mar (809) 538-2436 Creole, Italian Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Hispaniola you might like besides Playa Anadel.

You might also enjoy Bonita Beach, situated a little ways away, but is well within reach if you've got a car. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Cayo Levantado offers more action, and is closer to other popular destinations.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Las Galeras Beach, located a brief cab ride away.

Maybe Playa Anadel is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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