Catalina Island Beach West

Photo credit: © Ali Khosravani
 

Catalina is a secluded beach on uninhabited island off the coast of La Romana. The island is a national park, and kept both clean and undeveloped in order to allow animal life to thrive. Though this beach is a popular tourist day trip destination, time spent on the beach transports you back in time to the way one would imagine the Dominican Republic was like before beach resorts and city life overtook the country.

Situated near the heart of Serena Cay, Catalina Island Beach West is on the East coast of Hispaniola. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Catalina Island Beach West is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches you'll come across in the Dominican Republic may be just as breezy and refreshing, but tend to be busier since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

How to Access The Beach
Catalina is reachable only by boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

This little section of beach carved into Catalina Island's west coast features refined sugar soft white sand backed by brush and palm trees. The waters are an unparalleled turquoise.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. You may also have the option to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Though Catalina is uninhabited, plenty of visitors from Casa de Campo make their way to the island's shores.

Catalina Island Beach West provides a quiet and relaxing experience, thanks to the fact that the area surrounding the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the Dominican Republic's East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Estadio Francisco Micheli, which is located five and a half miles to the north-northeast, and it is among the attractions close-by.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Catalina Island Beach West
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Estadio Francisco Micheli Sporting Event Venue 5.5 NNE Hispaniola
Centro Cultural BoMana Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers 5.6 NE Hispaniola
Dreams La Romana Casino Casino 11.6 E Hispaniola
Bayahibe Tourist Center Tourist Information Service 11.9 E Hispaniola
Casino Dominicus Casino 13.0 E Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

La Romana is the closest town and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, La Romana is found maybe five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Catalina Island Beach West is not near very many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels nearby, the ones found closest to the shore are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Catalina Island Beach West
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Riverview 5.7 mi. NE Motel
Hotel Olimpo 6.0 mi. NE Hotel

Food

You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat surrounding this coast, so you might want to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Hispaniola you might like besides Catalina Island Beach West.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like La Minitas, located only a cab ride away from the coast. Guests of Casa de Campo will enjoy the divinely elegant beach at La Minitas. Just a short drive from the hotel, this beach is perfect for relaxing in the tropical sun or cooling off in the cool blue water.

Vacationers may also want to visit Caleta Beach, located three and a half miles to the north-northeast.

Of course, the Dominican Republic has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Catalina Island Beach West or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Dominican Republic even more memorable.

 

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