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.

Situated toward the northeastern outskirts of Las Galeras, this beach is on the North East coast of Hispaniola. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Many of the Dominican Republic's beaches are secluded spots, which offer tranquility and relaxation. These spots may be perfect for those who need a break from crowds, but others need the kind of activity and variety you'll find at Las Galeras Beach.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

You should remember that the region in which Las Galeras Beach is located is a popular spot, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North East coast of Hispaniola. Nearby you'll find accommodations like El Marinique, which is one of the most conveniently located places to stay reachable from Las Galeras Beach, despite the fact that there aren't many other attractions close-by.

Cities and Towns

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


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotels a car ride away. Some of the closest choices can be viewed in the following table.

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
La Hacienda 1.4 mi. E Hostel


If during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is Dominican Kitchen. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Las Galeras Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Dominican Kitchen -- -- -- 0.0 mi. SE
Restaurant il nodo del Pirata (809) 538-0093 Caribbean, Italian Informal 0.1 mi. S
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 -- --
Le Tainos (829) 713-7463 Creole Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them on Hispaniola will have lots of options besides Las Galeras Beach.

You might also want to visit Playa Aldero, located within a short distance.

Maybe Las Galeras Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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