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.

Located in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, south of Paraiso, Punta Arena is on the South coast of the Dominican Republic. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Vacationers will notice that, though Punta Arena isn't considered a quiet and secluded part of the coast, you also wouldn't call it particularly popular. It's makes a great option for travelers who want to make the most of their trip to the beach without getting stuck in the most crowded parts of town.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, umbrellas and chairs will be available for guests seeking a shaded area to relax.

A lesser known beach, Punta Arena as well as its offering of amenities and services are sure to be a safe choice for guests hoping to spend some time away from the crowds, since it happens to be situated within a quiet region. With that fact in mind, struggling to acquire an unclaimed comfort at Punta Arena is something that you will not be forced to do when arriving at the beach, despite what the time is when you get there.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South coast of the Dominican Republic. Monumento Natural Miguel Domingo Fuerte is located eight and a half miles to the north-northwest, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

If you're intrigued by the Dominican Republic's history, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the closest attractions of this sort is El Arco, which is 16 and a half miles away.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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 nearest region of the Dominican Republic to Punta Arena is Paraiso. This area of the Dominican Republic is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels nearby, the ones found nearest to the water have been listed 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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit an area restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Kalibe Restaurant.

The table below provides a list of dining options located 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, you'll find plenty of other beaches in the Dominican Republic, and Punta Arena is just one option.

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

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, a trip to Punta Arena could end up a family favorite.


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