What's Located Around Riu Macao

Often, people make plans to vacation on Hispaniola in anticipation of seeing the incredible beaches that the island is so well known for.

Fortunately, Riu Macao is directly on the water, so you won't have to go out of the way to see one of the most naturally beautiful features of the area. The beach on-site is a well-visited locale, so it is great for beach-goers whose preference is to be surrounded by other beach-lovers.

Nearby Beaches

Bavaro Beach

Needless to say, since Riu Macao is located right on Bavaro Beach, relaxing at the water's edge is popular with guests staying here. 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

Stopping over at a town or community close to your resort can help you learn even more about the Dominican Republic, whether you're marveling at the region's untouched natural beauty, or learning more about the area's art and history. Riu Macao is situated in the vicinity of Punta Cana, in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic; it's 2.3 miles to the north of Friusa.

The areas that are closest to Riu Macao are listed in the table below:

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

This country is certain to provide a lot of fun activities for everyone, from the most laid back to the most active visitor. There are even several attractions that are very close by the resort, including Bavaro Cinaemas Srl and Ocean Theater. Each of these are exceptional for tourists at Riu Macao, but the closest is Bavaro Cinaemas Srl.

This and other nearby options are displayed below.

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 a chance to see something a little different, Pozo de la Virgen might be the right choice for you. 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 you're choosing a location to stay in, it's often helpful to learn about nearby accommodation options in order to get a better feel for the surrounding area. Readers will find lots of additional destinations to learn about before reaching a decision, as this portion of Hispaniola offers vacationers an impressive variety of resort and hotel options. Consult the following table to find a full listing of hotel booking possibilities you'll find nearby.

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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