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 coast of Hispaniola. You might want whether or not you're staying particularly close by. While the Dominican Republic has beaches that are more secluded than Cabeza de Toro Beach, it has the right combination of charm and personality to attract families and couples alike.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the Dominican Republic's East coast. Catalonia Bavaro Casino is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is among the attractions in the vicinity.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Cabeza de Toro Beach, Friusa is located roughly six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Travelers seeking a place to stay near Cabeza de Toro Beach won't find it that tough, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest hotel booking options by viewing those shown in the table 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're feeling hungry for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Pizza Hut Plaza San Juan. This restaurant has a menu featuring Italian cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their pizza. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown below.

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

Of course, Cabeza de Toro Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Hispaniola.

You may also want to try Cabo Engano Beach, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it four and a half miles to the southeast. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Los Corales Beach could be a good option for you. It is located a quick car or cab ride away.

Another location you may want to try is Punta Cana Beach, which is located nine and a half miles away.

The Dominican Republic has plenty to offer its visitors, and Cabeza de Toro Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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