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.

Positioned 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 immediate vicinity. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in the Dominican Republic. While Playa la Larga might be a little farther away, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you find that you favor shores that offer visitors a peaceful enclave, then think about trying out Playa la Larga; it's located in a less urban section of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Playa la Larga on the Dominican Republic's North coast. It is near Casino Riu Bachata, which is one of a number of attractions in the region.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Amber Museum, one of the closest museums, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. 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 --
Ocean World Park Amusement/Theme Park 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 --

Cities and Towns

The nearest region in the Dominican Republic to Playa la Larga is Bajo Hondo. It should be noted that this part of the Dominican Republic is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a pleasant day trip for visitors looking to check out the local scene.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Although vacationers generally won't find very many accommodations in the region, those accommodations closest to the beach can be seen 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

Food

You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat surrounding this coast, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in the Dominican Republic, of course, and Playa la Larga is just one option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Cofresi Beach, another place which offers ample opportunities to relax. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Playa de Nena could provide more action, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby.

Travelers may also want to consider Playa Nena Cove, which is an additional nearby Dominican Republic destination.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Dominican Republic; then again, a trip to Playa la Larga could end up a family favorite.

 

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