Playa Arriba

The long shore at Playa Ariba is perfect for anyone looking for a nice place to walk, and the clam cool water make it great for a swim. Despite the size, do not expect much privacy, as the beach is very open.

Located in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, 1.0 mile east of Miches, Playa Arriba is on the East coast of Hispaniola. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity.

How to Access The Beach
When heading East out of El Centro, you cross over a bridge. As soon as the bridge ends, there is a road called "Calle Pedro A. Morel de Santa Cruz", it is the first possible turn you can take. If you turn left onto it (North) it will dead end at Playa Arriba, where you can park right on the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Playa Ariba is flat, smooth, and clean, with a line of trees helping block it from the road. While you will not find much on the beach itself, there is a few building where you should be able to grab a bite to eat.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Hispaniola. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Cocoloco Beach Club, which is perhaps the closest lodging option reachable from Playa Arriba, even though there aren't many other attractions you can drive to.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Arriba
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fortaleza Santa Cruz Historical Site 15.1 S Hispaniola
Monumento A La Cruz De Asomante Historical Site 15.1 S Hispaniola
La Fabrica de Mabi Facility Viewing 15.3 S Hispaniola
Monumento A Los Heroes De Palo Hincado Historical Site 15.3 S Hispaniola
Basílica de la Santísima Cruz de El Seibo Historical Site 15.4 S Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

The closest region of Hispaniola to Playa Arriba is Miches. This destination is just a mile away, so you needn't use up an entire day here. Miches is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


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. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may meet visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although beach-goers will generally find few places to stay close-by, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed in the list below.

Accommodations near Playa Arriba
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cocoloco Beach Club 0.4 W Resort
Bahia del Este 1.1 W Hotel
Hotel La Loma 1.4 W Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. Cocoloco Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both International and Latin American cuisines.

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

Restaurants near Playa Arriba
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cocoloco Restaurant (809) 886-8278 International, Latin American -- 0.4 mi. W
Comedor Paulina -- Latin American Very Casual 1.0 mi. W
Bahia del Este Restaurant (809) 553-5834 -- -- 1.1 mi. W
Pica Pollo Enmanuel -- -- -- 1.2 mi. W
La Loma Restaurant (809) 553-5564 International -- 1.4 mi. W

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Hispaniola besides Playa Arriba.

Another option worth considering is Playa Aldero, which is located within reach if you've got a car.

While the Dominican Republic has many alluring attractions, a trip to Playa Arriba could end up a family favorite.


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