Playa Nena Cove

While the rough shores of the north may not be the ideal place for snorkeling, this secluded cove makes a rare exception, allowing visitors to safety explore the undersea world or simply to enjoy the beach.

Located in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, Playa Nena Cove is on the North edge of the Dominican Republic. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Families and groups of friends who decide to check out this beach will enjoy escaping the buzz of city life without missing an opportunity to meet new people.

How to Access The Beach

Wile you will have to travel down dirt roads to reach Playa Nena Cove, the roads will be relatively well maintained, though it is probably still a good idea to have a four wheel drive vehicle.

Amenities and Ambiance

Tucked away where the river and ocean meets, this cove is a perfect place to explore the waters; as not only does the junction offer unique sights, but the secluded beach is free of heavy traffic. It is not barren though, a small village does sit right at the beach, so you will likely have some company.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available.

If you happen to prefer coasts that offer visitors an angelic enclave, then a good choice for you is Playa Nena Cove; it's back within a less urban part of the region.

What's Nearby


Playa Nena Cove is on the Dominican Republic's North coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Casino Riu Bachata, which is eight and a half miles to the southeast.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Amber Museum, a lovely museum found 14 miles to the southeast, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Nena Cove
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casino Riu Bachata Casino 8.5 SE --
Asociacion de Artesanos de Madera Petrificada de Imbert Studio Art Gallery 10.7 SSE --
Ocean World Casino Casino 10.9 ESE --
Ocean World Park Amusement/Theme Park 11.0 ESE --
Los Mangos Golf Course Golf Course 12.3 SE --

Cities and Towns

The nearest part of the Dominican Republic to Playa Nena Cove is Bajo Hondo. This location is only four and a half miles from the beach, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. It's important to note that Bajo Hondo is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a nice day out for visitors looking to check out the local scene.


How many other people you encounter at Playa Nena Cove will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels close-by, the closest ones are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Playa Nena Cove
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Lifestyle Tropical Beach All Inclusive 3.8 mi. ESE Hotel
ClubHotel Riu Bachata 8.5 mi. SE Resort
ClubHotel Riu Merengue 8.7 mi. SE Resort
ClubHotel Riu Mambo 8.9 mi. SE Resort


Though this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is The Hurricane Hole, which is a quick car or cab ride away.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Playa Nena Cove
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Hurricane Hole (809) 315-1940 American, Caribbean Very Casual 4.8 mi. W
Luperon Marina Yacht Club Restaurant -- Caribbean Very Casual 4.8 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of the Dominican Republic, so Playa Nena Cove is just one of your options.

Another option worth considering is Puerto Pastilla Beach, which is located four miles to the east.

Playa Nena Cove could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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