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 toward the northeastern outskirts of Las Galeras, this beach is on the North East edge of Hispaniola. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Active and social travelers will probably enjoy this beach because of its busy, urban location. In fact, Las Galeras Beach would be especially convenient for guests of the nearby hotels, and people who prefer "city life" to the suburbs.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Las Galeras Beach is visited by quite a number of tourists, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North East coast of Hispaniola. You can stay at the nearby El Marinique, which is one of the most conveniently located places to stay near Las Galeras Beach, despite the lack of other close-by attractions.

Cities and Towns

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


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a reasonable selection of places to stay within driving distance. A list of the closest possibilities have been displayed 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
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


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to visit an area restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Dominican Kitchen. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are included in the following table.

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

Visitors searching for the perfect beach on Hispaniola will have lots of options besides Las Galeras Beach.

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

The Dominican Republic has plenty to offer its visitors, and Las Galeras Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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