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 regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate 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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Luckily, chairs and umbrellas are available for visitors hoping for a relaxing spot in the shade. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the Dominican Republic's North-Northeast coast; it will be near other attractions like Los Mangos Golf Course, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions like Fortaleza San Felipe provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Playa Costambar, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about the Dominican Republic's past, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this coast is just a quick cab ride or walk from this destination of historical interest.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. 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 very close to Puerto Plata, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Playa Costambar visitors seeking a little additional excitement will want to think about heading over to Puerto Plata, since it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of the Dominican Republic. From the coast, Puerto Plata is not far away, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers looking to find a place to stay near the beach shouldn't find it very tough, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the area. You can find the closest lodging options by viewing what's listed in the table that follows.

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 you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Restaurante Pizzeria Stefy E Natale. The restaurant offers a menu of Italian cuisine. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are listed below.

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

Visitors searching for the perfect beach in the Dominican Republic will have lots of options besides Playa Costambar.

You may also want to consider Maimon Riu Beach, which is located three and a half miles away.

Playa Costambar could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, the Dominican Republic offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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