Many times, finding accommodations near a nice beach can make your trip even more exciting.
Fortunately, ClubHotel Riu Merengue is situated directly on the water, so you won't need to travel far to see one of the most naturally beautiful features of the area. Every year, crowds of guests frequent this popular spot in the Dominican Republic, making for an active and social scene; keep in mind, though, it can get overly-crowded during the busy season.
Obviously, since ClubHotel Riu Merengue was built directly on, hanging out at the beach is popular with guests staying at this property. For those who want some variety, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click on the following names to read our detailed article:
|Maimon Beach||1.1||W||6.9 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata|
|Playa Grande||1.5||NW||7.6 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata|
|Cofresi Beach||2.6||ESE||3.5 mi. Northwest of Puerto Plata|
|2.9||NW||8.9 mi. Northwest of Puerto Plata|
|Puerto Pastilla Beach||4.7||NW||10.6 mi. Northwest of Puerto Plata|
The closest option is Maimon Beach. Part cove, part beach, and part river, the long shore of Maimon Beach offers a variety of features for people visiting. While most will not be coming to view the dark sand, eco-toursit and those looking for a natural beach may enjoy it.
If you were hoping to visit a less quiet part of the coast, consider nearby Cofresi Beach where the atmosphere is far from quiet, and the crowds are busy enjoying a selection of water activities. Cofresi Beach is split into two sections, one half of which is public, and one private. Locals can often be found enjoying their weekends on the public side, which makes it a great spot if you want to do a little mingling. You'll find this one a meager hike off.
Travelers who want to know a little bit more about what's in the surrounding area might want to find out how far—or near—the nearest town or city is from their accommodations. ClubHotel Riu Merengue is located in the vicinity of Puerto Plata, in the Western side of the Dominican Republic; it is 6.1 miles to the west-northwest of Puerto Plata.
The table below lists some of the areas near ClubHotel Riu Merengue.
|downtown Puerto Plata||5.7||ESE|
|El Gallo Abajo||7.5||SSE|
Though there are not too many attractions within walking distance of the resort, you are located near sites like Yasika Adventures, which is one of the closest ones.
This and other nearby options are displayed below.
|Yasika Adventures||Zip Line Site||--||--||Playa Dorada|
|Isabel de Torres National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||8.6||SE||3.8 mi. South of Puerto Plata|
|Monumento Hermanas Mirabal||Monument||7.9||ESE||Costa Dorada|
|Monument||6.1||SE||2.7 mi. South West of Puerto Plata|
|Teleferico Mountain Top||Cable Car||6.0||SE||2.6 mi. South West of Puerto Plata|
|Historical Site||6.1||SE||Puerto Plata|
|Park||6.0||ESE||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Facility Viewing||--||--||9.8 mi. South West of Puerto Plata|
|Park||5.7||ESE||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Amber Museum||Museum||5.5||ESE||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Park||5.5||ESE||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Park||5.4||ESE||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Teleferico Puerto Plata||Cable Car||4.9||SE||Puerto Plata|
|Faro Puerto Plata||Lighthouse||5.2||ESE||Puerto Plata|
|Birgenair Flight 301 Memorial||Historical Site||5.1||ESE||Puerto Plata|
|Fortaleza San Felipe||Historical Site||5.1||ESE||Puerto Plata|
|Twenty-Seven Waterfalls of Damajagua||Waterfall||8.0||SSW||10.1 mi. West-Southwest of Puerto Plata|
If you're looking for a place where you can while away some free time, Yasika Adventures could be a good option. One of the first zip-line adventures to open on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, Yasika Adventures is a great way to see the natural side of the country in an exhilarating and unique way.
When deciding where to book your stay, it can sometimes be helpful to learn more about nearby accommodation options in order to get a feel for the region. This portion of the Dominican Republic offers vacationers quite a few additional resort and hotel options, which will give readers plenty to think over prior to reaching a verdict. Have a look at the table below to get complete details about the booking options you can find in the surrounding area.
|ClubHotel Riu Bachata||0.2||W||6.3 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic|
|ClubHotel Riu Mambo||0.2||ESE||5.9 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic|
|Lifestyle Presidential Suites||2.5||ESE||3.5 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic|
|2.6||ESE||3.5 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic|
|Sun Village Resort & Spa||2.6||ESE||3.5 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic|
|Club Villas Jazmin||3.7||ESE||2.4 mi. Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic|
|Lifestyle Tropical Beach All Inclusive||5.0||NW||11.0 mi. Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic|
|--||--||Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic|
|7.2||ESE||Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic|
|Grand Oasis Marien All Inclusive Resort||8.1||ESE||Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic|
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