What's Near Riu Macao

Often, finding a hotel within walking distance of a good beach will ensure that you can take full advantage of the beautiful sand and water here.

Luckily, Riu Macao is situated on the water, so you won't need to go out of your way to see one of the most naturally beautiful features of the area. Several guests every year visit this popular area of the Dominican Republic, setting up a good place to meet others and participate in different activities; keep in mind, though, this means it can get full with tourists very quickly.

Nearby Beaches

Bavaro Beach

Naturally, since Riu Macao was built directly on Bavaro Beach, sun bathing is popular with guests staying at this property. 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.

Nearby Areas

Visitors seeking to learn a bit more about what is close by might want to know how many miles the closest town or city is from their accommodations. Riu Macao is located in the vicinity of Punta Cana, in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic; it's 2.3 miles to the north of Friusa.

Below are the names of some of the neighborhoods and towns located within a short distance of Riu Macao.

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
Bavaro 1.9 SE
Friusa 2.3 S
El Macao 6.9 WNW
Pueblo Bavaro 8.0 SSE
Lotificacion Veron Punta Cana 8.6 S
Lotificacion Veron Punta Cana 8.6 S
Plao Bonito 9.0 SE
Los Manantiales 10.5 SSE
Uvero Alto 11.3 NW
Batey La Bomba 12.6 SW

Nearby Attractions

Considering that both the land and sea in the Dominican Republic have so much to offer, there are endless ways to stay entertained in the area. There are even a few attractions that are very close by the resort, such as Bavaro Cinaemas Srl and Ocean Theater. Each of these locations is perfect for guests staying at Riu Macao, but the easiest to reach is Bavaro Cinaemas Srl.

More details about nearby attractions are in the following table:

Attractions Near Riu Melao
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Bavaro Cinaemas Srl Movie Theater 8.0 SSE Pueblo Bavaro
Ocean Theater Movie Theater 1.0 SE 1.5 mi. North of Friusa
Pozo de la Virgen Historical Site 18.2 WSW Higuey
Santuario San Dionisio Historical Site 18.2 WSW Higuey
Parque Ecologico La Encantada Park 18.0 WSW Higuey
Museo de la Altagracia Museum 18.4 WSW Higuey
Casa Museo de Ponce de Leon Museum -- -- San Rafael Del Yuma

If you're looking for somewhere a little different to visit, Pozo de la Virgen could be just what the doctor ordered. Legend has it that when a fire threatened the nearby religious building, a miraculous spout of water shot from the Pozo de la Virgen (Well of the Virgin Mary) and doused the flames. Whether the tales are to be believed or not, this is a Holy Shrine for Catholics and an often visited site for people in the region.

Nearby Accommodations

When deciding where to stay, it is often helpful to learn about nearby lodging possibilities as a means to get a feel for the area. You'll find no shortage of other destinations to think about prior to reaching a decision, as this section of Hispaniola offers guests an impressive range of resorts and hotels to choose from. See the table below to find complete details on the lodging options located close-by.

Accommodations near Riu Melao
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Hotel Riu Taino 0.1 E 2.3 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola
Riu Bambuall Inclusive 0.2 NW 2.5 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola
ClubHotel Riu Bambu 0.2 NW 2.5 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola
Riu Naiboa 0.2 S 2.2 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola
Riu Palace Punta Cana 0.3 NW 2.6 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola
Iberostar Dominicana Hotel 0.3 SE 2.1 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola
Iberostar Punta Cana 0.4 SE 2.1 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola
Grand Bahía Príncipe Bávaro 0.5 NW 2.8 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola
Iberostar Bavaro 0.6 SE 1.8 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection 0.6 W 2.6 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola

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