Playa Nizao

This long beach just outside the town is also the site of a few lagoons and rivers, allowing visitors to see a few different natural features in one place. This is a great time saver for eco-tourist who will also enjoy the beach's more remote forested areas on the edges.

Located in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, 1.3 miles west-southwest of Nizao, Playa Nizao is on the South coast of Hispaniola. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities may really like a visit to Playa Nizao. It's a little bit removed from the Dominican Republic's urban areas, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

How to Access The Beach

Visitors just have to head south out of Nizao to get to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

While the sand can look a little dirty, it is just the color of the sand, which adds an interesting twist to the whole experience.

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 beach days which bring guests an idyllic experience, then you may want to try Playa Nizao; it is hidden away in a more natural section of the region.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the Dominican Republic's South coast; it will be near other attractions like Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, which is not too far away, and can be reached in a cab.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Nizao
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes Historical Site 8.6 W Hispaniola
Santuario de San Marting de Porres Monument 13.0 WNW Hispaniola
Palacio de Cerro Historical Site 13.4 NNE --
Constituents Monument Monument 14.5 NNE --
Casa de Caoba Historical Site 16.3 NNE --

Cities and Towns

Playa Nizao is close to Bani, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Playa Nizao visitors looking for additional places to explore might want to consider checking out Bani, which is in the vicinity and is an active, busy area. From the coast, Bani is a car ride off, about eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.


Though the area surrounding Playa Nizao isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. Cafeteraa Capital is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Playa Nizao
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Cafeteraa Capital (809) 521-7082 -- -- -- Hispaniola

Other Beaches

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

If the vibrant atmosphere of Playa Nizao is what you're looking for, you'll want to consider also visiting Playa los Ninos, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it six and a half miles to the east-northeast. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might enjoy Playa Najayo. You'll find it eight and a half miles away.

You may also want to consider Playa los Cuadritos, which is located 13 and a half miles away.

Playa Nizao 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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