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.

Situated in Costambar, Playa Costambar is on the North-Northeast edge of the Dominican Republic. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, umbrellas and chairs are offered at this beach for guests looking for a shaded area to relax. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North-Northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Los Mangos Golf Course is one of the favorite local destinations.

Historic attractions, including Fortaleza San Felipe, offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Playa Costambar, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about the Dominican Republic, without having to leave the coast. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot a mile and a half from this destination of historical interest.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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 Park Amusement/Theme Park 1.2 mi. NW --
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 --

Cities and Towns

Playa Costambar is near Puerto Plata, so walking the city is a definite option. Playa Costambar visitors looking for additional places to explore will want to think about heading over to Puerto Plata, because it's close-by and is an especially active area of the Dominican Republic. From Playa Costambar, Puerto Plata is not far away, maybe two and a half miles (four kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because the beach is in a fairly popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be a great challenge to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you are looking to book a place that's near the water, the table that follows shows the closest accommodation options to Playa Costambar.

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 Jack Tar 5.3 mi. SE Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is Restaurante Pizzeria Stefy E Natale. This restaurant offers a menu of Italian food. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

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 (809) 970-3332 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

There are other beaches in the Dominican Republic you might like besides Playa Costambar.

You may also want to consider Maimon Riu Beach, located reasonably close-by, meaning a quick ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Dominican Republic, but a trip to Playa Costambar could end up a family favorite.


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