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.

Set 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 should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town might want to plan a visit 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.

Playa de Nena offers an idyllic and tranquil experience, especially since the area surrounding the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


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

Historical attractions like Fortaleza San Felipe provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Playa de Nena, and allow visitors to learn more about the Dominican Republic, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this coastline is located within cab range of this interesting historical site.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 --
Ocean World Park Amusement/Theme Park 11.9 ESE --
Los Mangos Golf Course Golf Course 13.2 ESE --

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of the Dominican Republic to Playa de Nena is Luperon. This location is only four and a half miles from the beach, which means it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. It's important to note that this area in the Dominican Republic isn't a congested area, and it will be a pleasant day trip for visitors hoping to get a taste of the local scene.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though travelers will find few hotels in the vicinity, those options closest to Playa de Nena can be seen 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


If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Luperon Marina Yacht Club Restaurant. This restaurant has Caribbean cuisine. The restaurant is pretty nearby, so a short taxi ride is a good option.

Nearby restaurants are listed 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 Playa de Nena is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Cofresi Beach, located within the range of a taxi. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that Playa la Larga is just right.

You may also want to consider Playa Nena Cove, which is located less than a mile to the east.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Dominican Republic, and Playa de Nena is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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