Cofresi Beach

Cofresi Beach is split into two sections, one half of which is public, and one private. Locals can often be found enjoying their weekends on the public side, which makes it a great spot if you want to do a little mingling.

Located in the vicinity of Puerto Plata, Cofresi Beach is on the North West edge of the Dominican Republic. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will like how easy it is to reach Cofresi Beach. More than likely, this beach is near many of the attractions you already plan to visit, since it isn't far from the city's major hubs.

How to Access The Beach
Cofresi Beach is located about four mile west of the town center off Calle Principal.

Amenities and Ambiance

Cofresi Beach forms a half moon into the north coast of the island. The sands are a dark tan color, and the waters that wash ashore are aquamarine.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Keep in mind that the area surrounding Cofresi Beach is an urban area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Cofresi Beach is on the Dominican Republic's North West coast; it will be near other attractions like Ocean World Casino, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Amber Museum. This museum is located easily within taxi range, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Cofresi Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Ocean World Casino Casino 0.4 mi. N --
Los Mangos Golf Course Golf Course 1.1 mi. SE --
Fortaleza San Felipe Historical Site 2.5 mi. ESE --
Birgenair Flight 301 Memorial Historical Site 2.5 mi. ESE --
Teleferico Puerto Plata Cable Car 2.5 mi. SSE --
Faro Puerto Plata Lighthouse 2.6 mi. ESE --
Arte Taino Art Gallery 2.7 mi. SE --
Galeria De Ambar Art Gallery 2.8 mi. SE --
Amber Museum Museum 2.9 mi. SE --
Carcel San Felipe Historical Site 3.7 mi. SE --
Teleferico Mountain Top Cable Car 4.0 mi. SSE --
Cristo Redentor Monument 4.1 mi. SSE --

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Cofresi Beach who are seeking other interesting places to see should consider checking out Puerto Plata, which is nearby and is an area full of activity. From the beach, Puerto Plata isn't far off, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Those seeking a room near the beach are in luck, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from in the vicinity. Find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by looking over those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Cofresi Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sun Village Resort & Spa 0.1 mi. SSW Resort
Lifestyle Presidential Suites 0.2 mi. WSW Resort
The Bungalows 0.2 mi. SW Resort
Club Villas Jazmin 1.1 mi. ESE Hotel
Hacienda Tropical -- -- Resort
Portofino Guest House 4.6 mi. SE Guest house
Grand Oasis Marien All Inclusive Resort 5.5 mi. SE Resort
Iberostar Costa Dorada 5.6 mi. SE Resort
Puerto Plata Village Caribbean Resort and Beach Club 6.2 mi. SE Resort
Blue JackTar 6.2 mi. SE Hotel

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a local restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Los Charros Y Los Pinches Chaparros. This restaurant offers both Latin American and Mexican cuisines. Many guests rave about their seafood and tacos. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Cofresi Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Los Charros Y Los Pinches Chaparros (809) 970-3332 Latin American, Mexican Informal 0.1 mi. NNW
Le Papillon (809) 970-7640 Caribbean, Continental Very Casual 0.1 mi. S
Desperado Mexican Cantina -- Mexican Very Casual -- --
Restaurante Pizzeria Stefy E Natale (809) 970-7630 Italian -- 0.5 mi. S
La Puntilla (809) 571-2626 Italian -- 2.5 mi. ESE
Ojilvis -- -- -- 2.7 mi. SE
Sam's Bar & Grill (809) 586-7267 American Very Casual 2.8 mi. SE
Polanco Restaurant (809) 586-9174 Creole Informal 2.8 mi. SE
La Cocina de Gladys (829) 434-9537 Creole Very Casual 2.8 mi. SE
Skina (809) 979-1950 International Informal 2.9 mi. SE
Skyna Restaurant Bar Lounge -- American Very Casual 2.9 mi. SE
Provocon 4 Puerto Plata (809) 970-1200 Caribbean Very Casual 2.9 mi. SE

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in the Dominican Republic, of course, so if Cofresi Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

If the exciting vibe at Cofresi Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider heading to Maimon Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it three and a half miles to the west. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Cosita Rica Beach is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located a short taxi ride away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Maimon Riu Beach, located two and a half miles to the west-northwest.

You may find that Cofresi Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, the Dominican Republic offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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