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 should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. You may notice that beaches throughout the Dominican Republic tend to be pretty quiet, but Cofresi Beach stands out as a pleasant exception to this rule.

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, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Cofresi Beach will be located inside a hot tourist destination, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North West coast of the Dominican Republic; the area is home to other attractions such as Ocean World Park, which is a half mile away.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Amber Museum (situated three miles away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of the Dominican Republic.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Cofresi Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Ocean World Park Amusement/Theme Park 0.4 mi. N --
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 --

Cities and Towns

Cofresi Beach guests seeking additional places to explore might want to consider heading over to Puerto Plata, which is close-by and is an active, busy area. From the coast, Puerto Plata is a fairly short distance away, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how packed the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Those hoping to find a place to stay close to Cofresi Beach should find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of hotels to pick from in the area. You will find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over those listed 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 Jack Tar 6.3 mi. SE Hotel


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Los Charros. The restaurant has Mexican cuisine. They are also known for their seafood and tacos. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Cofresi Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Los Charros (809) 970-3332 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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Cofresi Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Maimon Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located three and a half miles to the west. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Cosita Rica Beach is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located a short taxi ride away.

Travelers may also want to consider Maimon Riu Beach, located within a couple of miles.

The Dominican Republic has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Cofresi Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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