Punta Arena

One of the last beaches on the south coast before hitting the National Park, Punta Arena is a great mix between a natural Dominican beach and the convenience of a city beach.

Situated in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, south of Paraiso, Punta Arena is on the South edge of the Dominican Republic. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. The surrounding region is not overly populated, however, that doesn't necessarily detract from the beach's appeal.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is right where Route 44 and Carretera Vieja meet.

Amenities and Ambiance

Despite only being located just a little way from the city, Punta Arena has plenty of privacy, greatly thanks to the immense length of the beach. Also, the trees backing the beach does protected beach-goers from the main road, only adding to the privacy.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas will be available for use to visitors looking for a shaded area to relax.

Secluded away, Punta Arena and its choice of amenities and services are likely to be a hit among travelers that hope to be free from the crowds, since it happens to be located in a calm part of Dominican Republic. Because of this, the availability of certain facilities shouldn't be negatively affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Punta Arena on the South coast of the Dominican Republic. It is near Monumento Natural Miguel Domingo Fuerte, which is situated eight and a half miles to the north-northwest, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

Historical attractions like El Arco offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Punta Arena, and allow visitors to learn more about the Dominican Republic, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this coast is 16 and a half miles to the north of this historical destination.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Punta Arena
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Monumento Natural Miguel Domingo Fuerte Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 8.3 mi. NNW --
El Arco Historical Site 16.4 mi. N --
Fortaleza Restauración Ejército Nacional Historical Site 16.7 mi. N --

Cities and Towns

The closest part of the Dominican Republic to Punta Arena is Paraiso. Paraiso is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Punta Arena is not near very many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you will find relatively few accommodations close-by, those accommodations closest to Punta Arena can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Punta Arena
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Paraiso 0.4 mi. NNE Hotel
El Hotel Kalibe -- -- B & B
Hotel Oasi Italiana -- -- Guest house
Casa Bonita 9.4 mi. NE Lodge

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to try an area restaurant, where you can dive into the Dominican Republic's specialty dishes, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Kalibe Restaurant.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Punta Arena
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Kalibe Restaurant (809) 243-1192 -- -- -- --
Heladeraa La Cremita (809) 243-1167 -- -- -- --
Restaurante Oasis Italiana (829) 926-9796 Fusion, Italian, Latin American -- -- --
Hollywood Cafeteria -- Latin American Very Casual 1.7 mi. SW
Hollywood Pico Pollo -- Latin American Very Casual 1.8 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Punta Arena in the Dominican Republic.

You may also want to consider Playa los Patos, located a mile and a half to the south west.

The Dominican Republic has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Punta Arena or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Dominican Republic even more memorable.

 

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