Cabeza de Toro Beach

Cabeza de Toro Beach is located in Higüey, along the Dominican Republic's east coast. This beach is public and has lifeguards on duty form 9 a.m. to 6 .m. daily, as well as a number of well kept facilities. The beach is popular amongst resort guests and local families.

Situated in the vicinity of Punta Cana, 4.3 miles northeast of Pueblo Bavaro, Cabeza de Toro Beach is on the East edge of Hispaniola. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will probably like Cabeza de Toro Beach. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and is located in a pretty major tourist area.

How to Access The Beach
A parking lot for Cabeza de Toro is located on the opposite side of the resorts, about 300 meters away from the coastal zone. After parking, there are footpaths through the hotel zone for visitors to take to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Backed by dozens of resort properties, Cabeza de Toro Beach is crowded with palm trees, people, and beach chairs. The sand is soft, fluffy, and white, while the water is a deep green, dotted with sail boats.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the East coast of Hispaniola. Catalonia Bavaro Casino is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cabeza de Toro Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Catalonia Bavaro Casino Casino 1.0 mi. SE Hispaniola
Catalonia Bavaro Resort Catalonia Caribe Golf Club Golf Course 1.1 mi. SE Hispaniola
Catalonia Bavaro Resort Cabeza de Toro Golf Course 2.4 mi. SSW Hispaniola
The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course Golf Course 2.6 mi. WNW Hispaniola
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Casino Casino 2.8 mi. WNW Hispaniola
Casino Palma Real Casino 3.7 mi. WNW Hispaniola
Cocotal Golf and Country Club Golf Course 4.5 mi. WNW Hispaniola
Corales Golf Club Golf Course 6.0 mi. S Hispaniola
Paradisus Punta Cana Casino Casino 6.4 mi. NW Hispaniola
Iberostate Bavaro Golf Club Golf Course 7.6 mi. NW Hispaniola
Iberostar Casino Casino 7.7 mi. NW Hispaniola
Casino Riu Palace Macao Casino 8.0 mi. NW Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

Friusa is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Cabeza de Toro Beach, Friusa is a little ways off, maybe six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers looking for a place to stay close to Cabeza de Toro Beach won't find it that difficult, as there is no shortage of accommodations to pick from in the vicinity. You'll find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing those listed below.

Accommodations near Cabeza de Toro Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Oasis Bavaro All Inclusive 0.1 mi. WSW Resort
Grand Oasis Punta Cana 0.2 mi. W Resort
Natura Park Beach Ecoresorts 0.5 mi. WNW Resort
Hotel Catalonia Bávaro Resort 1.1 mi. SE Resort
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe 2.8 mi. WNW Resort
Barceló Bávaro Beach 3.0 mi. WNW Resort
Melia Caribe Tropical 3.7 mi. WNW Resort
Paradisus Palma Real Resort 4.0 mi. WNW Resort
Secrets Royal Beach 4.2 mi. WNW Resort
Now Garden 4.4 mi. WNW Resort


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is Pizza Hut Plaza San Juan. The restaurant has Italian food. Visitors often rave about their pizza. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Cabeza de Toro Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pizza Hut Plaza San Juan (021) 570-5939 Italian Very Casual 2.7 mi. W
Noah Restaurant And Lounge (809) 455-1060 Fusion Fine Dining 2.7 mi. W
Gabriel's Intenational Cafe & Bar -- -- -- 2.7 mi. W
Surf and Crepes (809) 466-1726 French Very Casual 2.7 mi. W
La Parrillita Mexico (809) 552-0130 Mexican Very Casual -- --
Acqua Beach Club Restaurant & Bar (809) 708-1563 -- -- 3.1 mi. WNW
Jellyfish Restaurant (809) 840-7684 Caribbean Informal 3.3 mi. WNW
Langosta Roja (809) 444-1498 Creole Very Casual 3.4 mi. WNW
Restaurante Privilege Punta Cana -- -- -- 4.1 mi. WNW
Outback Steakhouse Bavaro (809) 552-8878 American Informal 4.1 mi. WNW
Umi Lounge (809) 467-3337 Creole, Japanese Informal 4.1 mi. WNW
Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana (809) 52-0594 American Very Casual 4.2 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Hispaniola besides Cabeza de Toro Beach worth visiting.

Another location you might enjoy is Cabo Engano Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it four and a half miles to the southeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Los Corales Beach is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it a short taxi ride away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Punta Cana Beach, which is located nine and a half miles away.

You may find that Cabeza de Toro Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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