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.

Located on the northeastern outskirts of Las Galeras, this beach is on the North East coast of Hispaniola. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. The beaches found throughout the Dominican Republic are usually fairly quiet, but Las Galeras Beach is a little different.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Bear in mind that the area right around Las Galeras Beach is is a much-visited area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Las Galeras Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the North East coast of Hispaniola. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Casa Por Que No?, which is one of the closest places to stay accessible from Las Galeras Beach, despite there not being too many other attractions within driving distance.

Cities and Towns

The nearest section on Hispaniola to this beach is Las Galeras. Las Galeras is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotels a car ride away. A few of the more convenient choices are seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Las Galeras Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casa Por Que No? 0.1 mi. SE B & B
El Marinique 0.1 mi. W Hotel
Todo Blanco Hotel 0.1 mi. SE Hotel
Villa Serena Hotel 0.2 mi. W Hotel
Labellaventura -- -- Villa complex
Sol Azul -- -- Guest house
Grand Paradise Samana 0.6 mi. E Resort
Las Mariposas 0.7 mi. SSW Cottages
La Rancheta Guesthouse 1.1 mi. E Guest house
Casa Dorado -- -- B & B


If you visit the beach around lunchtime you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Patiserrie Française. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Las Galeras Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- -- --
La Rancheta (829) 939-8285 Belgian, Creole Very Casual 1.1 mi. E
El Cabito Restaurant (829) 697-9506 Creole, Mediterranean Informal 1.7 mi. ENE
El Monte Azul (849) 249-3640 Asian Fusion, French Very Casual 2.6 mi. SSE
Restaurant Rubi -- Creole Very Casual 3.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Hispaniola has several beautiful beaches, so if Las Galeras Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You may also want to consider Playa Aldero, located within a couple of miles.

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


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