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 should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

If you usually desire beaches that bring visitors an idyllic experience, then you may want to try Playa Nisbon; it is found in a more rural part of Hispaniola.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the Dominican Republic's North East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, which is 12 miles away.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Museo de la Altagracia. This museum is located some ways away, but, for those with a car, it is accessible, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

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 area on Hispaniola to Playa Nisbon is Las Lagunas de Nisbon. This location is only three miles away, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Las Lagunas de Nisbon is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a good number of places to stay within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient possibilities are seen in the list 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
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana 3.4 mi. SE 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


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Barefoot Grill. This restaurant serves American cuisine. Many guests rave about their hamburgers.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

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

Playa Nisbon isn't the only beach worth checking out on Hispaniola.

Vacationers may also want to visit Arena Gorda Beach, located a short taxi ride away.

Maybe Playa Nisbon is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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