The beaches in the Dominican Republic are touted by locals as some of the most enjoyable sights in the region. Therefore, most guests are delighted that ClubHotel Riu Merengue is located right on the water and sand, so you won't have to go out of the way to enjoy the most popular feature in the area. The beach on-site is a busy locale, so it is great for beach-goers who like to be in the middle of a crowd.
Obviously, since ClubHotel Riu Merengue is located on, relaxing on the sand is one of the main attractions at this property. For travelers who want some variety, the following options each offer something a little different. Click the names below to view a detailed page:
|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.
Some might enjoy Cofresi Beach which is usually full of tourists looking for a variety of beach 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 can find this one two and a half miles east-southeast of the property.
Visiting areas that are close to your resort can act as a nice day trip, no matter if you're just exploring the area's hidden attractions, or sampling authentic cuisine with the locals. ClubHotel Riu Merengue is located in the vicinity of Puerto Plata, in the Western side of the Dominican Republic; it's 6.1 miles to the west-northwest of Puerto Plata.
The following table contains a listing of areas near ClubHotel Riu Merengue:
|downtown Puerto Plata||5.7||ESE|
|El Gallo Abajo||7.5||SSE|
Although there aren't many attractions within a close distance of the resort, there are some options, like Yaskia Adventures, which is one of the closest ones.
To see more info about this or other nearby attractions, check out the table below:
|Yaskia 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 on the lookout for an enjoyable experience, Yaskia Adventures could be a good option. One of the first zip-line adventures to open on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, Yaskia Adventures is a great way to see the natural side of the country in an exhilarating and unique way.
Learning about nearby lodging possibilities is often a convenient means of getting a feel for the area as whole. This part of the Dominican Republic houses quite a few additional hotel and resort options to pick from, which will give you plenty to think over before reaching a conclusion. Take a look at the table below to get complete details on the booking options located nearby.
|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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