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.

Located in the Samana Peninsula, Puerto del Valle is on the North East edge of Hispaniola. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in the Dominican Republic. While Puerto del Valle may be a little harder to reach, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Puerto del Valle brings guests a calm and relaxing escape, in part because the area surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the Dominican Republic's North East coast. It's located near Parroquia de Samana, which is found five and a half miles away, and it is one of the favorite local destinations.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Shipwreck Maritime Museum. This museum is located five and a half miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 near Samana, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Puerto del Valle guests looking for some additional excitement might think about heading to Samana, which is nearby and is a particularly busy 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 full the nearby hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a fairly popular vacation spot, it usually isn't that tough to find just the right type of hotel nearby. For vacationers hoping to get a place that's on or near the beach, the following table shows the options closest 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


You might not find any places to eat in the vicinity of this location, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

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

You might also enjoy Bonita Beach, located just a cab ride away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at Playa Rincon. It's located five miles to the east.

You may also enjoy Las Galeras Beach, which is located just a cab ride away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Dominican Republic, and Puerto del Valle is just one of the many options.


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