Playa los Patos

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The only reason this beautiful beach is not more popular is that it is located on the East coast away from the major tourist areas. Despite this, Playa los Patos has shimmering sand and clean water, as well as a river the cuts right through the beach.

Located in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, south-southwest of Paraiso, Playa los Patos is on the South coast of the Dominican Republic. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. A surprisingly wide range of visitors end up loving Playa los Patos; it's not too far off the beaten path, plus it's not usually over-crowded. If you're not fond of the atmosphere and empty, quiet beaches, but also want to be able to claim a spot without any trouble, this beach has the best of bost worlds.

How to Access The Beach
The coastal highway Route 44 runs right across the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

While it may not be a tourist beach, there is still some build up. Visitors to the beach will be able to venture a few steps towards town and patron the little shops that line the beach. Here you will find anything from fried fish to crafts.

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

If you tend to go for beaches that offer an angelic enclave, then you should enjoy Playa los Patos; it is tucked away within a less urban section of the Dominican Republic.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South coast of the Dominican Republic; it will be near other attractions like Monumento Natural Miguel Domingo Fuerte, which is nine and a half miles away.

Historical attractions like El Arco offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Playa los Patos, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about the Dominican Republic's past, without straying too far from the coastline. As a matter of fact, this coastline is located 18 miles to the north of this destination of historical interest.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa los Patos
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Monumento Natural Miguel Domingo Fuerte Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 9.6 mi. N --
El Arco Historical Site 18.1 mi. N --
Fortaleza Restauración Ejército Nacional Historical Site 18.4 mi. NNE --

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of the Dominican Republic to Playa los Patos is Ojeda. Ojeda is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels nearby, the nearest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Playa los Patos
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Oasi Italiana -- -- Guest house
Hotel Paraiso 2.1 mi. NNE Hotel
El Hotel Kalibe -- -- B & B


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you try a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Hollywood Cafeteria. The restaurant has Latin American cuisine. They're also renowned for their sandwiches.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Playa los Patos
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Hollywood Cafeteria -- Latin American Very Casual 0.1 mi. WNW
Hollywood Pico Pollo -- Latin American Very Casual 0.1 mi. W
Restaurante Oasis Italiana (829) 926-9796 Fusion, Italian, Latin American -- -- --
Kalibe Restaurant (809) 243-1192 -- -- -- --
Heladeraa La Cremita (809) 243-1167 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Playa los Patos doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to consider Punta Arena, located a mile and a half to the northeast.

Playa los Patos could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Dominican Republic you might like.


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