Playa la Larga

If you are looking for a remote beach that is still accessible by land, Playa la Larga may be a good option for you. While there are a few shacks nearby, you will likely not find another soul on the beach.

Set in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, Playa la Larga is on the North edge of the Dominican Republic. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. This beach is not just a pleasant attraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in the Dominican Republic. While Playa la Larga may be a little harder to reach, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

How to Access The Beach
Playa la Larga is pretty far from any major town, and while there are roads that can take you to the beach, none of the roads are well maintained, and some even disappear mid route. An off-road or four-wheel drive vehicle is essential, otherwise hiking or boating would be the best way to reach the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

There is not much here other than sand and water. However, that water is very clear, and the natural tan sand is sure to be a hit for any eco-tourist trying to escape the tourist hot spots.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Playa la Larga offers those who visit a calm and tranquil escape, as the surrounding area is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the Dominican Republic's North coast; the area hosts attractions such as Casino Riu Bachata, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions such as Fortaleza San Felipe provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Playa la Larga, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about the Dominican Republic, without venturing too far from the coast.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa la Larga
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casino Riu Bachata Casino 7.8 SE --
Ocean World Casino Casino 10.2 SE --
Asociacion de Artesanos de Madera Petrificada de Imbert Studio Art Gallery 10.5 S --
Los Mangos Golf Course Golf Course 11.5 SE --
Teleferico Puerto Plata Cable Car 12.8 SE --

Cities and Towns

The closest section in the Dominican Republic to Playa la Larga is Bajo Hondo. Keep in mind that Bajo Hondo is not overly developed, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for guests wanting to get a taste of local life.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Though there aren't many places to stay nearby, the ones found closest to the shore are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Playa la Larga
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Lifestyle Tropical Beach All Inclusive 3.0 mi. ESE Hotel
ClubHotel Riu Bachata 7.8 mi. SE Resort
ClubHotel Riu Merengue 7.9 mi. SE Resort
ClubHotel Riu Mambo 8.1 mi. SE Resort


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat right on this coastal destination, so you might want to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in the Dominican Republic, and Playa la Larga is just one option.

Another location you might enjoy is Cofresi Beach, another place which provides sufficient time for relaxation. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that Playa de Nena is just right.

Another option worth considering is Playa Nena Cove, another great Dominican Republic beach site.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Dominican Republic, but a trip to Playa la Larga could end up a family favorite.


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