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.

Situated 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 should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Playa los Patos is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's perfect for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Most other beaches in the Dominican Republic may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Playa los Patos, but are usually more cramped since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Playa los Patos grants an idyllic and relaxing escape, due to the fact that the area surrounding the beach is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South coast of the Dominican Republic; this area boasts other attractions such as Monumento Natural Miguel Domingo Fuerte, which is nine and a half miles away.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Dominican Republic, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. The nearest historical attraction is El Arco, which is 18 miles away.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else 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 region in the Dominican Republic to Playa los Patos is Ojeda. Ojeda is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Though travelers will find only a few accommodations nearby, those accommodations closest to Playa los Patos can be viewed in the list below.

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


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Hollywood Cafeteria is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features Latin American food. They are also famous for their sandwiches.

Nearby dining options are listed below.

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

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices in the Dominican Republic besides Playa los Patos.

Another option worth considering is Punta Arena, located a mile and a half to the northeast.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, visiting Playa los Patos or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Dominican Republic even more memorable.


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