Located at the very tip of La Samana, Playa Madama is a calm cove protected from the large waves of the Atlantic. Visitors will find it perfect for swimming, playing, relaxing, or really anything, as the calm and crystal clear water and soft sand are inviting all around.
Located in the Samana Peninsula, 3.3 miles northeast of Arroyo Del Cabo, Playa Madama is on the East-Northeast edge of Hispaniola. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity.
When on Samana, simply head East. At the end you will find a dirt road that take you right to the beach.
Despite all the beauty that Playa Madama has to offer, it its a bit small and an easily become crowded. Luckily, its distance makes it less visited than other beaches.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.
If you happen to favor beach days which provide an idyllic haven, then you may want to try Playa Madama; it's hidden away in a much quieter section of Hispaniola.
This pleasant stretch of sand known as Playa Madama is on the Dominican Republic's East-Northeast coast; it will be near other attractions like Iguanario Los Tocones, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.
If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Shipwreck Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found 13 miles away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.
There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.
|Iguanario Los Tocones||Zoo||5.8||WSW||Hispaniola|
|Shipwreck Maritime Museum||Museum||12.9||SW||Hispaniola|
|Whale Museum Of Samana||Museum||13.5||SW||Hispaniola|
The nearby town of Las Galeras is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.
The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.
You'll find a reasonable selection of hotel rooms within driving distance. A list of the closest choices can be viewed in the following table.
|El Cabito||0.7 mi.||W||Guest house|
|La Hacienda||1.2 mi.||SW||Hostel|
|La Rancheta Guesthouse||1.3 mi.||SW||Guest house|
|Grand Paradise Samana||1.8 mi.||WSW||Resort|
|Todo Blanco Hotel||2.3 mi.||W||Hotel|
|2.3 mi.||W||B & B|
|Hotel Plaza Lusitania||2.4 mi.||W||Hotel|
|El Marinique||2.4 mi.||W||Hotel|
|Villa Serena Hotel||2.5 mi.||W||Hotel|
|Sol Azul||--||--||Guest house|
A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is El Cabito Restaurant. The restaurant offers both Creole and Mediterranean dishes on the menu. Visitors often rave about their seafood.
Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.
|El Cabito Restaurant||(829) 697-9506||Creole, Mediterranean||Informal||0.7 mi.||W|
|(829) 939-8285||Belgian, Creole||Very Casual||1.3 mi.||SW|
|(849) 881-9536||Caribbean||Very Casual||2.0 mi.||W|
|Restaurant il nodo del Pirata||(809) 538-0093||Caribbean, Italian||Informal||2.4 mi.||W|
|(829) 705-2894||Creole||Very Casual||2.4 mi.||W|
|Chez Denise||(809) 538-0219||French||Informal||2.5 mi.||W|
|Boutique Restaurant||(809) 538-0000||Caribbean||Fine Dining||2.5 mi.||W|
|(809) 523-3333||Creole, Spanish||--||2.6 mi.||WSW|
|Comedor Rossy||--||Latin American||--||--||--|
There are other beaches on Hispaniola you might like besides Playa Madama.
Travelers may also want to consider, located a mile and a half to the west-southwest.
The Dominican Republic has so much to offer, and Playa Madama is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.
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