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 coast of Hispaniola. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Puerto del Valle.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Puerto del Valle grants an idyllic and relaxing place to escape, due to the fact that the surrounding area is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the Dominican Republic's North East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Parroquia de Samana, which is five and a half miles away.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Shipwreck Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found well within taxi range, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Those visiting Puerto del Valle who are seeking further attractions should think about heading over to Samana, which is not far away and is an area full of activity.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not typically very tough to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. If you're wanting to get a place that's near the beach, the table that follows 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 right on this shore, so you may choose 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 Puerto del Valle on Hispaniola.

You might also enjoy Bonita Beach, situated just a cab ride away. Others might prefer Playa Rincon, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's located five miles to the east.

Travelers may also want to consider Las Galeras Beach, which is located eight and a half miles away.

You may find that Puerto del Valle is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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