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.

Located near the middle of Serena Cay, Catalina Island Beach West is on the East coast of Hispaniola. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should consider visiting Catalina Island Beach West.

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.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You might also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Though Catalina is uninhabited, plenty of visitors from Casa de Campo make their way to the island's shores.

Catalina Island Beach West brings guests a quiet and serene retreat, as the region surrounding the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the Dominican Republic's East coast; it's located near attractions like Bibi Leon, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If a visit to the Catalina Island Beach West isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Catalina Island Beach West
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bibi Leon Ceramics and Pottery Shop 5.3 NE Hispaniola
Centro Cultural BoMana Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers 5.6 NE Hispaniola
Sports Center Sporting Event Venue 5.8 NE Hispaniola
Dreams La Romana Casino Casino 11.6 E Hispaniola
Bayahibe Tourist Center Tourist Information Service 11.9 E Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

La Romana is the closest town and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, La Romana is a little ways off, maybe five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Catalina Island Beach West will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Though beach-goers will not find very many accommodations in the immediate vicinity, those accommodations closest to the beach can be viewed in the table that follows.

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 in the immediate surroundings of this shore, so you may choose to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Hispaniola besides Catalina Island Beach West worth visiting.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy La Minitas, situated within the range of a taxi. 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.

Travelers may also want to consider Caleta Beach, which is located not too far away, so a quick cab ride should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

The Dominican Republic has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting Catalina Island Beach West is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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