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 might want even if you are not staying very close. You will typically find yourself with plenty of room to stretch out, since the surrounding area and the beach itself are not overly congested.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas are available for visitors looking for a shaded area to relax.

Beach-goers that hope to utilize the amenities and services available at this location, shouldn't worry; Punta Arena happens to be located in a region which usually doesn't see many crowds. Thus fighting to obtain an unclaimed service while at the beach is something that you will not have to go through when coming to the beach, no matter what the time is when you get there.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Punta Arena is on the South coast of the Dominican Republic; the area hosts attractions such as Monumento Natural Miguel Domingo Fuerte, which is just a cab ride away.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Dominican Republic, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For instance, nearby is El Arco, which is within the range of a taxi.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 area in the Dominican Republic to Punta Arena is Paraiso. This area of the Dominican Republic is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

While beach-goers will not find very many places to stay close-by, those accommodation options closest to Punta Arena can be seen in the following list.

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

When you're starving for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Kalibe Restaurant.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in the Dominican Republic besides Punta Arena.

You may also want to consider Playa los Patos, which is located within a couple of miles.

You may find that Punta Arena is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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