Las Galeras Beach

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Las Galeras is located in a small fishing village of the same name along the north east coast of the Dominican Republic. Most visitors are surprised to find that this place remains uncrowded because it is such a beautiful locale, but quickly get over their surprise and settle in to enjoy the beach that they have all to themselves.

Positioned in the northeastern part of Las Galeras, this beach is on the North East coast of Hispaniola. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Found in a thriving district, Las Galeras Beach is a good choice for visitors seeking a variety of enjoyable activities to take part in.

How to Access The Beach
Las Galeras can be found where Highway 5 and Calle de la Playa meet.

Amenities and Ambiance

Dotted by coconut palms and backed by green trees and a few hotel properties, Las Galeras is a half-moon shaped beach of white sand and turquoise waters.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Las Galeras Beach will be found within an area that sees many visitors, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Hispaniola. Guests might consider staying at the El Marinique, which is perhaps the most conveniently located booking option near Las Galeras Beach, despite there not being too many other popular spots within driving distance.

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Hispaniola to this beach is Las Galeras. This region in the Dominican Republic is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotels which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest choices have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Las Galeras Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
El Marinique 0.1 mi. WSW Hotel
Casa Por Que No? 0.1 mi. SE B & B
Hotel Plaza Lusitania 0.1 mi. S Hotel
Todo Blanco Hotel 0.1 mi. SE Hotel
Villa Serena Hotel 0.2 mi. W Hotel
Sol Azul -- -- Guest house
Grand Paradise Samana 0.6 mi. E Resort
Las Mariposas 0.7 mi. SSW Cottages
La Rancheta Guesthouse 1.3 mi. E Guest house
Casa Dorado -- -- B & B


When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Dominican Kitchen. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Las Galeras Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Dominican Kitchen -- -- -- 0.0 mi. SE
Gri-Gri (829) 705-2894 Creole Very Casual 0.1 mi. S
Chez Denise (809) 538-0219 French Informal 0.1 mi. SSW
Patiserrie Française -- -- -- 0.1 mi. SW
Boutique Restaurant (809) 538-0000 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.2 mi. W
Beach Club Playa Grande (849) 881-9536 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
El Pescador (809) 523-3333 Creole, Spanish -- 0.4 mi. SSW
C L'Aventura de John -- Italian -- -- --
Comedor Rossy -- Latin American -- -- --
End of the Road (809) 538-0127 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Pollera Pico Blanco -- Latin American Very Casual -- --
Poseidon Restaurante Typico (849) 258-6749 Creole Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach on Hispaniola will have lots of options besides Las Galeras Beach.

Travelers may also want to consider Playa Aldero, located less than a mile to the east.

The Dominican Republic has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Las Galeras Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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