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.

Positioned in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, 1.0 mile east of Miches, Playa Arriba is on the East coast of Hispaniola. You might want to drop by even if you aren't 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, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the East coast of Hispaniola. Guests might consider staying at the Cocoloco Beach Club, which is one of the most conveniently located places to stay reachable from Playa Arriba, though you may not find too many other popular spots close-by.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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 nearest section of Hispaniola to Playa Arriba is Miches. This friendly part of Hispaniola is just a mile from the coast, so a trip here doesn't have to take all day. This section in the Dominican Republic is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Playa Arriba is not located near many major hotels, but you may meet guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels within driving distance, the nearest ones have been listed in the table 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


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is Cocoloco Restaurant. This restaurant offers both International and Latin American dishes on the menu.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

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

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

You may also want to consider Playa Aldero, which is located 23 and a half miles away.

You may find that Playa Arriba is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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