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 want even if you are not staying particularly close by. It's often said that Playa los Patos is the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches in the Dominican Republic may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Playa los Patos, but tend to be busier because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

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.

If you happen to enjoy beaches which offer those who visit an idyllic experience, then think about trying out Playa los Patos; it is hidden away in a much quieter area of the region.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the Dominican Republic's South coast. It is near Monumento Natural Miguel Domingo Fuerte, which is seen nine and a half miles away, and it is one of a number of local attractions.

If you're intrigued by the Dominican Republic's history, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the closest attractions of this sort is El Arco, which is within traveling distance of the coast.

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 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 closest area in the Dominican Republic to Playa los Patos is Ojeda. Ojeda is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels nearby, the closest 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


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is Hollywood Cafeteria. The restaurant has Latin American cuisine. They are also famous for their sandwiches.

The table below lists restaurants closest to 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

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Playa los Patos doesn't suit their tastes.

Vacationers may also want to visit Punta Arena, which is located a mile and a half to the northeast.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Dominican Republic, and paying a visit to Playa los Patos is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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