Playa Nisbon

Playa Nisbon is an interesting beach in that it actually touches three different waters. Guests coming to the beach will be able to swim in all three of the very different water types.

Set in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, east-southeast of La Vacama, Playa Nisbon is on the North East edge of Hispaniola. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby.

How to Access The Beach

To reach Playa Nisbon, you will need to take the Carretera Uvero Alto and cut through Uvero Alto Beach, where you will need to travel across the mouth of the river. Otherwise, you could take a kayak up the river.

Amenities and Ambiance

Playa Nisbon does not have much development, and is mainly just sand and trees. However, the feature that make the beach a bit unique is the three options guest have. The north shore gets the full force of the Atlantic Ocean, complete with waves and rough water. The southwest coast actually faces a river , letting swimmers take on much calmer water. Then, between the two, is the mouth of the river where it and the ocean meet, creating a unique brackish water.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

If you happen to go for beach days which provide a serene experience, then think about trying out Playa Nisbon; it's hidden away within a more natural sector of Hispaniola.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the Dominican Republic's North East coast. It is near Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, which is within the range of a cab, and it is one of a few area's attractions.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Museo de la Altagracia (located within driving range) offer a fun learning experience and help share a different side of the Dominican Republic.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Nisbon
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana Casino 11.9 SE Hispaniola
Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay Golf Course 12.3 SE Hispaniola
Punta Blanca Golf Course Golf Course 13.5 SE Hispaniola
Casino Riu Palace Macao Casino 13.9 SE Hispaniola
Iberostar Casino Casino 14.2 SE Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

The closest part of Hispaniola to Playa Nisbon is Las Lagunas de Nisbon. This interesting part of Hispaniola is only three miles from the coast, meaning it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Las Lagunas de Nisbon is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of places to stay within a car's reach. A list of the closest possibilities can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Playa Nisbon
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Excellence Punta Cana 1.7 mi. SE Resort
Sirenis Tropical Suites Casino 2.8 mi. SE Resort
Sirenis Cocotal Beach -- -- Resort
Breathless Punta Cana Resort and Spa -- -- Resort
Dreams Punta Cana All-inclusive 4.2 mi. SE Resort
Agua Resort and Spa 4.2 mi. SE Resort
CHIC Punta Cana 4.5 mi. SE Resort


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Barefoot Grill. This restaurant serves American cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their hamburgers.

Nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Nisbon
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Barefoot Grill (809) 221-4646 American Very Casual -- --
Bites (809) 221-4646 International Informal -- --
Coco Cafe (809) 221-4646 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
Coquette (809) 221-4646 French Fine Dining -- --
Culinaria (809) 221-4646 International Fine Dining -- --
Kibbeh (809) 221-4646 Lebanese Informal -- --
Silk City (809) 221-4646 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal -- --
Sofrito (809) 221-4646 Latin American Informal -- --
Spoon (809) 221-4646 International Very Casual -- --
Spumante (809) 221-4646 Italian Informal -- --
The Strip (809) 221-4646 International Informal -- --
CX (809) 221-2121 Eclectic Informal 4.5 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach on Hispaniola will have lots of options besides Playa Nisbon.

You may also want to consider Arena Gorda Beach, which is located eight and a half miles to the southeast.

The Dominican Republic has plenty to offer its visitors, and Playa Nisbon offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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