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.

Located in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, Playa la Larga is on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; less popular beaches like Playa la Larga let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

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're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Playa la Larga offers an angelic and tranquil environment, in part because the region surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Playa la Larga on the North coast of the Dominican Republic; the area is home to other attractions such as Casino Riu Bachata, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Historical attractions like Fortaleza San Felipe offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Playa la Larga, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about the Dominican Republic, without having to stray too far from the beach.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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 part in the Dominican Republic to Playa la Larga is Bajo Hondo. It should be noted that this area of the Dominican Republic is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a nice day out for those who want to see more of the area.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Although you won't find many hotels within a several miles, the nearest ones have been listed in the table below.

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 close to this beach, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Playa la Larga in the Dominican Republic.

Another location you might enjoy is Cofresi Beach, an additional spot which offers sufficient time for relaxation. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Playa de Nena.

You may also enjoy Playa Nena Cove, another favorite sun-spot in the Dominican Republic.

The Dominican Republic has a lot to offer its visitors, but a trip to Playa la Larga could end up a family favorite.


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