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..

Located 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 might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Preciosa Beach stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches you'll come across in the Dominican Republic offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but tend to be more crowded since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Preciosa Beach grants a quiet and relaxing experience, thanks to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Preciosa Beach is on the Dominican Republic's North coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Playa Grande Golf Course, which is not very far away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions closest 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

Preciosa Beach is near Rio San Juan, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The nearby town of Rio San Juan is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Preciosa Beach, Rio San Juan is found maybe five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. Preciosa Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent assortment of rooming options to choose from in the area that surrounds Preciosa Beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the table 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


There aren't any restaurants surrounding this location, so you might want to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Hispaniola you might like besides Preciosa Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Cabarete Beach, found 26 and a half miles away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Grande Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's found a few hundred yards to the west.

Vacationers may also want to visit El Breton, which is located four and a half miles away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Dominican Republic, and dropping by Preciosa Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.