Bavaro Beach is one of six Punta Cana beaches, which are known as some of the best in the world. As such, the beaches are almost always crowded with tourists trying to catch a glimpse of the beautiful scenery, and dip their toes in the cool clear waters. This is especially true of Bavaro Beach, because most of the resorts in the area cluster around this stretch of sand.
Positioned in the vicinity of Punta Cana, Bavaro Beach is on the East coast of Hispaniola. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. The beaches found throughout the Dominican Republic are usually fairly quiet, but Bavaro Beach is decidedly different.
You can reach Bavaro by following Avenue Estados Unidos to the shore.
On the surface it appears that Bavaro enjoys powder white soft sand and aquamarine waters. While the water color is indeed a beautiful blue, the shore is actually made of crush coral reef that washes ashore with each wave. That reef is located just off coast and popular amongst divers and snorkelers.
Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.
Remember to take into account that the immediate vicinity around Bavaro Beach is a popular spot, so factor that into your plans.
Visitors will find this beach on the Dominican Republic's East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Iberostar Casino, which is a half mile to the northwest.
If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.
|Iberostar Casino||Casino||0.5 mi.||NW||Hispaniola|
|Iberostate Bavaro Golf Club||Golf Course||0.8 mi.||WSW||Hispaniola|
|Casino Riu Palace Macao||Casino||0.8 mi.||NW||Hispaniola|
|Punta Blanca Golf Course||Golf Course||1.3 mi.||W||Hispaniola|
|Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay||Golf Course||2.5 mi.||WNW||Hispaniola|
|Cocotal Golf and Country Club||Golf Course||3.2 mi.||SSE||Hispaniola|
|Casino Palma Real||Casino||3.6 mi.||SE||Hispaniola|
|Amusement/Theme Park||4.6 mi.||S||Hispaniola|
|Barcelo Bavaro Palace Casino||Casino||4.6 mi.||SE||Hispaniola|
|The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course||Golf Course||4.8 mi.||SE||Hispaniola|
Nearby, you'll find the town of, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Bavaro Beach, Friusa isn't far off, maybe a mile and a half (three kilometers).
The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
Travelers hoping to find a place to stay not far from Bavaro Beach won't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of hotels to pick from in the area. You can find the closest hotel booking options by looking over what's listed below.
|Iberostar Bavaro||0.3 mi.||W||Resort|
|Ocean Blue Golf and Beach Resort All-inclusive||0.3 mi.||S||Hotel|
|Vik Hotel Arena Blanca All Inclusive||0.3 mi.||SE||Hotel|
|Vik Hotel Cayena Beach||0.4 mi.||SE||Hotel|
|Iberostar Punta Cana||0.5 mi.||NW||Resort|
|Iberostar Dominicana Hotel||0.5 mi.||NW||Resort|
|Punta Cana Princess All Suites Resort And Spa||0.5 mi.||SSE||Resort|
|Tropical Princess Beach Resort and Spa All Inclusive||0.6 mi.||S||Resort|
|Hotel Riu Taino||0.7 mi.||NW||Resort|
|Riu Naiboa||0.7 mi.||WNW||Hotel|
If during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is. This restaurant offers a menu of Spanish food. Many guests rave about their steak and tapas. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.
The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.
|(888) 531-8927||Spanish||Fine Dining||0.3 mi.||S|
|Poseidón Restaurant & Beach Club||(809) 552-6002||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.6 mi.||NW|
|(809) 687-9923||Italian||Informal||0.9 mi.||SSE|
|(809) 687-9923||Asian Fusion||Informal||0.9 mi.||SSE|
|(809) 687-9923||Latin American||Fine Dining||0.9 mi.||SSE|
|(809) 687-9923||American||Very Casual||0.9 mi.||SSE|
|(809) 687-9923||Contemporary||Fine Dining||0.9 mi.||SSE|
|(809) 687-9923||Mexican||Informal||0.9 mi.||SSE|
|(809) 687-9923||International||Very Casual||0.9 mi.||SSE|
|(809) 687-9923||Spanish||Fine Dining||0.9 mi.||SSE|
|(809) 687-9923||Argentenian||Informal||0.9 mi.||SSE|
Travelers searching for the perfect beach on Hispaniola will have lots of options besides Bavaro Beach.
You may also want to try Macao Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it seven and a half miles to the northwest. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Los Corales Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it a short taxi ride away.
Vacationers may also want to visit Arena Gorda Beach, located fairly close-by, so a quick cab ride is a solid choice.
The Dominican Republic has a lot to offer its visitors, but Bavaro Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.
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