Playa Costambar

Located within the city and off the main road, Playa Costambar is a bit more crowded than other beaches in the area. However, the ease of access and the many nearby amenities make it an option for most people in the area.

Positioned in Costambar, Playa Costambar is on the North-Northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located right off a main road in town and has plenty of parking.

Amenities and Ambiance

With calm water, clean sand, and a wall of trees separating the beach from the road, Playa Costambar creates an aurora of peace and tranquility despite the proximity to the city.

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. Luckily, chairs and umbrellas can be used by guests looking for relief from the sultry island sun. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the Dominican Republic's North-Northeast coast. Los Mangos Golf Course is among the popular spots in the area.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Amber Museum. This museum is located just a quick cab ride or walk away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Costambar
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Los Mangos Golf Course Golf Course 0.3 mi. S --
Ocean World Casino Casino 1.3 mi. NW --
Fortaleza San Felipe Historical Site 1.5 mi. SE --
Birgenair Flight 301 Memorial Historical Site 1.5 mi. ESE --
Faro Puerto Plata Lighthouse 1.6 mi. SE --
Arte Taino Art Gallery 1.8 mi. SE --
Galeria De Ambar Art Gallery 1.9 mi. SE --
Teleferico Puerto Plata Cable Car 1.9 mi. S --
Amber Museum Museum 2.0 mi. SE --
Carcel San Felipe Historical Site 2.9 mi. SE --
Puerto Plata Beach Resort Casino Casino 3.4 mi. SE --
Teleferico Mountain Top Cable Car 3.5 mi. S --

Cities and Towns

Playa Costambar is close to Puerto Plata, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Tourists at Playa Costambar who are seeking further attractions might consider going to Puerto Plata, which is nearby and is a particularly busy area of the Dominican Republic. From the shore, Puerto Plata isn't far off, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Playa Costambar will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Travelers seeking a hotel room close to Playa Costambar won't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of hotels to pick from nearby. You'll find the closest hotel booking options by perusing those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Playa Costambar
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Villas Jazmin 0.2 mi. S Hotel
Sun Village Resort & Spa 1.0 mi. W Resort
The Bungalows 1.1 mi. W Resort
Lifestyle Presidential Suites 1.1 mi. W Resort
Hacienda Tropical -- -- Resort
Portofino Guest House 3.7 mi. SE Guest house
Grand Oasis Marien All Inclusive Resort 4.5 mi. SE Resort
Iberostar Costa Dorada 4.6 mi. SE Resort
Puerto Plata Village Caribbean Resort and Beach Club 5.2 mi. SE Resort
Blue JackTar 5.2 mi. SE Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Restaurante Pizzeria Stefy E Natale. The restaurant has Italian food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurants are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Costambar
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Restaurante Pizzeria Stefy E Natale (809) 970-7630 Italian -- 0.9 mi. W
Le Papillon (809) 970-7640 Caribbean, Continental Very Casual 0.9 mi. W
Los Charros Y Los Pinches Chaparros (809) 970-3332 Latin American, Mexican Informal 1.0 mi. WNW
Desperado Mexican Cantina -- Mexican Very Casual -- --
La Puntilla (809) 571-2626 Italian -- 1.5 mi. SE
Sam's Bar & Grill (809) 586-7267 American Very Casual 1.9 mi. SE
Polanco Restaurant (809) 586-9174 Creole Informal 1.9 mi. SE
Ojilvis -- -- -- 1.9 mi. SE
La Cocina de Gladys (829) 434-9537 Creole Very Casual 1.9 mi. SE
Skina (809) 979-1950 International Informal 1.9 mi. SE
Skyna Restaurant Bar Lounge -- American Very Casual 1.9 mi. SE
Restaurant La Ponderosa del Mar (809) 586-1597 Creole Very Casual 1.9 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Playa Costambar doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to consider Maimon Riu Beach, located not too far away, which means a short cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

Of course, the Dominican Republic has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Playa Costambar or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Dominican Republic even more memorable.


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