Preciosa Beach

Just before the more popular Playa Grande in Cabarera is Playa Preciousa. This quiet stretch of sand is often overlooked despite the stunning views. Yet, if you plan to spend your beach-going days participating in water sports such as body boarding, kite surfing, or surfing, this location is known as one of the best on the island..

Set in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, 6.8 miles west-northwest of Cabrera, Preciosa Beach is on the North coast of Hispaniola. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that isn't packed full of hotel guests; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Preciosa Beach are usually more relaxing than those overrun with fellow travelers.

How to Access The Beach
Preciosa Beach is set just off Highway 5. Exit the highway at a dirt road where you can park in a clearing after the trees.

Amenities and Ambiance

Preciousa Beach is located on the north shore, and as such the aquamarine waters that crash ashore can be too rough for your typical swimmer. Still, the golden sands framed by palm trees and with a view of rugged cliffs make it worth a visit.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Preciosa Beach provides an angelic and peaceful getaway, as the surrounding region is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the Dominican Republic's North coast; it will be near other attractions like Playa Grande Golf Course, which is a mile and a half away.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Preciosa Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Playa Grande Golf Course Golf Course 1.8 W Hispaniola
Cabrera's Central Park Park 6.9 ESE Hispaniola
Club Bahia Principe Casino 9.6 WSW Hispaniola
Monkey Jungle Zip Line Site 27.0 W --
El Sendero del Cacao Facility Viewing 29.9 SW Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Rio San Juan, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Preciosa Beach, Rio San Juan is located roughly five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) away.


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. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers will find a nice selection of rooming options to choose from in the area that surrounds Preciosa Beach. The closest of which have been listed below.

Accommodations near Preciosa Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Amanera 1.0 W Resort
Caliente Caribe Resort & Spa 1.9 E Resort
Hotel Bahia Blanca 5.4 WSW Hotel


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat close to this shore, so you might want to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Preciosa Beach on Hispaniola.

You might also enjoy Cabarete Beach, found 26 and a half miles away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Grande Beach, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's located a few hundred yards to the west.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is El Breton, which is located fairly close-by, so a quick ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

The Dominican Republic has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, so visiting Preciosa Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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