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 coast of the Dominican Republic. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— may find that Cofresi Beach is just the right spot. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

You should remember that the area right around Cofresi Beach is rather congested, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of the Dominican Republic; this area boasts other attractions such as Ocean World Casino, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Amber Museum. This museum is located three miles to the southeast, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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

Cofresi Beach is in the Puerto Plata area, so walking the city is a definite option. Cofresi Beach tourists looking for other opportunities for exploration will want to think about making the trip to Puerto Plata, because it's close-by and is an especially active area of the Dominican Republic. From the beach, Puerto Plata is just up the road, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests looking to find a place to stay not far from Cofresi Beach won't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from in the area. You'll find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing what's shown 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


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into the Dominican Republic's specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Los Charros Y Los Pinches Chaparros. This restaurant has both Latin American and Mexican menu items. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood and tacos. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the table below.

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

Cofresi Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out in the Dominican Republic.

If the exciting vibe at Cofresi Beach is what you're looking for, consider heading to Maimon Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located three and a half miles to the west. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Cosita Rica Beach is a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located a brief car or taxi trip away.

You might also want to visit Maimon Riu Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

There's plenty to see and do in the Dominican Republic, and dropping by Cofresi Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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