Playa los Cuadritos

This large beach is a bit away from the crowds, making it a good choice for those looking for some seclusion. The compromise though is a darker beach and darker water.

Set in the vicinity of Santo Domingo, south of Nigua, Playa los Cuadritos is on the South coast of the Dominican Republic. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. The surrounding area is not stuffed with visitors, but that is not to say you won't find things to do here.

Amenities and Ambiance

Playa los Cuadritos has several large rocks and sandbars out in the sea, which helps calm down the water by time it reaches the shore. This makes the beach good for some light swimming and wading.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available.

If you find that you choose shores that grant an angelic environment, then a good choice for you is Playa los Cuadritos; it's tucked away within a less urban area of the Dominican Republic.

What's Nearby


Found on the Dominican Republic's South coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Palacio de Cerro, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Museo Bellapart (positioned just a cab ride away) offer a fun learning experience and help share a different side of the Dominican Republic.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa los Cuadritos
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Palacio de Cerro Historical Site 5.0 NW --
Constituents Monument Monument 5.0 NW --
Santo Domingo Country Club Golf Course 7.0 NE --
Casa de Caoba Historical Site 7.7 NW --
Coliseo Gallistico de Santo Domingo Sporting Event Venue 9.9 NE --

Cities and Towns

The closest part of the Dominican Republic to Playa los Cuadritos is Nigua. This section in the Dominican Republic is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Playa los Cuadritos is not near very many major hotels, but you may meet guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay within a several miles, the closest ones are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Playa los Cuadritos
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Ayala Apart-Hotel 5.2 mi. NW Motel
Dominican Fiesta Hotel 8.1 mi. NE Hotel


Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Restaurante Aubergine, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Playa los Cuadritos
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Restaurante Aubergine (809) 374-1382 Fusion, International -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Playa los Cuadritos doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you may want to try is Boca Chica, which is located 30 miles away. Boca Chica is a haven for social butterflies and party goers, as well as families. The shallow, calm waters and sugary white beach are perfect for children and adults, while the local bars and singles crowds are strictly adults-only. Whatever your age, Boca Chica has plenty of activities and attractions to suit any taste.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Dominican Republic; then again, Playa los Cuadritos is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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