Playa Quemaito

Complete with the pristine beauty that the Dominican Republic is known for, Playa Quemaito is a top of the line tropical beach with the peacefulness of a remote beach. While you will have to travel a bit to get there, the nearby amenities, easy access, and little crowds make for a good day.

Located in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, Playa Quemaito is on the South edge of the Dominican Republic. You might want whether or not you are staying in the vicinity.

How to Access The Beach
Getting to the beach is relatively easy. You will need to take the Carretera Barahona-Paraiso South out of Barahona. Once you pass the hotel El Quemaito, the beach will be soon to follow.

Amenities and Ambiance

While there are plenty of amenities nearby, once you cross over to the beach, you will feel as if the road was miles away. The delicate sea breeze and shimmering water make the beach nothing short of paradise. So come and relax to the sound of waves, where the only thing that will disrupt the view is a kayak bobbing in the water as it passes by.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Playa Quemaito is on the South coast of the Dominican Republic. It is near El Arco, which is an easy taxi ride away, and it is one of the attractions in the area.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Quemaito
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
El Arco Historical Site 6.3 mi. NNW --
Fortaleza Restauración Ejército Nacional Historical Site 6.5 mi. N --
Monumento Natural Miguel Domingo Fuerte Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 9.5 mi. W --

Cities and Towns

Playa Quemaito tourists hoping to find other interesting places to see should consider checking out Barahona, which is in the vicinity and is an especially active area of the Dominican Republic. From the beach, Barahona is a car ride off, about six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers will find a pretty nice range of hotel options to pick from in the area that encircles Playa Quemaito. The most accessible of which are shown below.

Accommodations near Playa Quemaito
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel el Quemaito 0.4 N Hotel
Hotel Casablanca 0.9 N Hotel
Hotel Playazul 2.4 N Hotel


While the area surrounding Playa Quemaito isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll still have some choices, especially if you are prepared to venture a little farther away. Quemaito Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a half mile away.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Playa Quemaito
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Quemaito Restaurant (809) 649-7631 Creole Very Casual 0.4 mi. N
Casablanca Restaurant (82) 740-1230 Creole -- 0.9 mi. N
Playa Azul Hotel Restaurant (809) 204-8010 Caribbean Very Casual 2.4 mi. N
Casa Bonita Restaurant (800) 961-5133 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 2.4 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Playa Quemaito.

You might also want to visit Playa Azul, another great Dominican Republic beach site.

Of course, the Dominican Republic has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Playa Quemaito is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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