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.

Positioned 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 think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in the Dominican Republic should pay a visit to Cabeza de Toro Beach. It's a little bit removed from the Dominican Republic's urban areas, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the Dominican Republic's East coast. It is near Catalonia Bavaro Casino, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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
Manati Park Amusement/Theme Park 4.5 mi. W 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

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Friusa, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Friusa is a car ride off, about six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Guests looking for a place to stay close to the beach shouldn't find it very tough, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You will find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over those shown in the table that follows.

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
Tropical Sueno Resort and Spa Club All-inclusive 4.4 mi. NW Hotel


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a local restaurant, where you can dive into the Dominican Republic's specialty dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Pizza Hut Plaza San Juan. This restaurant offers a menu of Italian food. They are also famous for their pizza. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of places to eat 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
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
Balicana (829) 898-4479 Asian Fusion Very Casual 4.2 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Hispaniola, so Cabeza de Toro Beach is not your only option.

If the exciting vibe at Cabeza de Toro Beach is what you're looking for, think about also visiting Cabo Engano Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located four and a half miles to the southeast. If you're looking for something a little more private, consider Los Corales Beach. It is located a quick car or cab ride away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Punta Cana Beach, located nine and a half miles to the south.

Cabeza de Toro Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Dominican Republic you might like.


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