Playa de Nena

One of the many spots of sand along the North Coast, Playa de Nena is a natural beach offering plenty of privacy.

Situated in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, 4.3 miles east of Luperon, Playa de Nena is on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. You might want whether or not you are staying very close. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Playa de Nena.

How to Access The Beach
Luckily there is a nearby village, so you will be able to take some roads the entire way. However, they are dirt roads, and there is no paved or official parking when you reach the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

While there are many natural beaches in the north, this one is a bit more green, with dense trees popping up throughout the entire journey here. However, this does not detract to the wonderfully clear water, which mixed with only gentle waves, make it a pretty good snorkeling spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here.

If you favor beach days which provide a serene haven, then you may want to try Playa de Nena; it is tucked away within a less urban area of the region.

What's Nearby


Playa de Nena is on the North coast of the Dominican Republic; the area is home to other attractions such as Casino Riu Bachata, which is nine and a half miles to the southeast.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Amber Museum. This museum is located 15 miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa de Nena
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casino Riu Bachata Casino 9.3 SE --
Asociacion de Artesanos de Madera Petrificada de Imbert Studio Art Gallery 11.2 SSE --
Ocean World Casino Casino 11.8 ESE --
Los Mangos Golf Course Golf Course 13.2 ESE --
Teleferico Puerto Plata Cable Car 14.3 SE --

Cities and Towns

The nearest area of the Dominican Republic to Playa de Nena is Luperon. This destination is just four and a half miles away, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. It should be noted that Puerto Plata is not very urbanized, so for visitors who want to see more of the area, this section in the Dominican Republic should provide an interesting experience.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Though vacationers will generally find few hotels withing driving distance, those accommodations closest to Playa de Nena are shown in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Playa de Nena
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Lifestyle Tropical Beach All Inclusive 4.7 mi. ESE Hotel
ClubHotel Riu Bachata 9.3 mi. SE Resort
ClubHotel Riu Merengue 9.5 mi. SE Resort
ClubHotel Riu Mambo 9.7 mi. SE Resort


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is Luperon Marina Yacht Club Restaurant. This restaurant has Caribbean food. The restaurant is pretty nearby, so hailing a cab is a convenient way to get there.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown below.

Restaurants near Playa de Nena
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Luperon Marina Yacht Club Restaurant -- Caribbean Very Casual 4.0 mi. W
The Hurricane Hole (809) 315-1940 American, Caribbean Very Casual 4.0 mi. W
Adri Cafeteria (809) 571-8070 -- -- -- --
Captain Steve's Place (809) 452-3612 American Very Casual -- --
La Casa De Los Jugos (809) 571-8218 -- -- -- --
Los Tres Cocos (809) 970-7627 Contemporary, Creole Informal -- --
The Upper Deck -- International Very Casual -- --
Wendy's Bar and Cafe -- International Very Casual -- --
Putula's Bar & BBQ (829) 219-2830 Creole Very Casual 4.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of the Dominican Republic, so if Playa de Nena doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You might also enjoy Cofresi Beach, situated within the range of a cab. Others might prefer Playa la Larga, which could provide more action, and is closer to other popular destinations.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa Nena Cove, located within a short distance.

The Dominican Republic has so much to offer, and Playa de Nena offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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