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 edge of Hispaniola. You might want regardless of whether you are staying nearby.

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, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Playa Arriba is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the East coast of Hispaniola. Guests might consider staying at the Cocoloco Beach Club, which is perhaps the most conveniently located hotel reachable from Playa Arriba, even though there aren't many other nearby places of interest.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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
Centro de Capacitacion Art Gallery 15.3 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

Cities and Towns

The closest section on Hispaniola to Playa Arriba is Miches. This friendly part of Hispaniola is only a mile from the coast, meaning it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. Miches is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Playa Arriba is not located near many major hotels, but it can attract guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although travelers generally won't find very many hotels withing driving distance, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be seen in the following table.

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


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. Cocoloco Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers both International and Latin American menu items.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

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

Travelers may also want to consider Playa Aldero, located a little ways off, but can be reached in the car.

The Dominican Republic has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Playa Arriba is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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