Puerto del Valle

Despite being named Puerto del Valle, which means Port of the Valley, this beach is a port in name only. Instead, it is a popular, not to mention beautiful, beach where visitors find a relaxing place to stake a claim in the sand.

Set in the Samana Peninsula, Puerto del Valle is on the North East coast of Hispaniola. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Puerto del Valle stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in the Dominican Republic offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more crowded since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

How to Access The Beach
A long dirt road off El Valle-Rincon Trail leads to Puerto del Valle.

Amenities and Ambiance

Puerto del Valle enjoy soft tan colored sand and dark blue waters. The beach is surrounded by steep hills, and features a cave. Out in the water, expect to find hard sand and a rocky bottom.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Puerto del Valle brings visitors a quiet and tranquil enclave, since the location that surrounds the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Puerto del Valle on the Dominican Republic's North East coast; it's located near attractions like Parroquia de Samana, which is five and a half miles to the south of this spot.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Shipwreck Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found five and a half miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Puerto del Valle
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Parroquia de Samana Historical Site 5.4 S Hispaniola
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 5.4 S Hispaniola
Baseball Stadium Sporting Event Venue 5.5 S Hispaniola
Shipwreck Maritime Museum Museum 5.5 S Hispaniola
Iguanario Los Tocones Zoo 5.6 E Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

Puerto del Valle is in the Samana area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Puerto del Valle guests seeking additional places to explore should think about heading to Samana, since it's nearby and is an especially active area of the Dominican Republic.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may see visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a relatively popular tourist destination, it is not usually a great challenge to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. If you and your group are looking to get a place that's on or near the beach, the table below shows the closest accommodation options to Puerto del Valle.

Accommodations near Puerto del Valle
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Chino Hotel 5.3 S Hotel
Hotel Docia 5.4 S Guest house
Hotel Samana Spring 5.4 S Hotel


There aren't any restaurants surrounding this shore, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Hispaniola besides Puerto del Valle.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Bonita Beach, located just a cab ride away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Playa Rincon. It's found five miles to the east.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Las Galeras Beach, located eight and a half miles to the east.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Dominican Republic, so visiting Puerto del Valle is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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