What's Located Around Riu Macao

If this sounds like you, landing accommodations located near a nice beach can make your trip even more worthwhile. Many guests are excited to learn that this property is directly on the water, so you won't have to go very far to have an amazing view of the water. This beach is a busy site, which is great for beach-goers who like to be surrounded by other beach-lovers.

Nearby Beaches

Bavaro Beach

Naturally, since Riu Macao sits directly on Bavaro Beach, relaxing on the sand 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

Visiting the town or local neighborhood nearest to your resort can help you learn even more about the Dominican Republic, no matter if you'll just be browsing their markets, or dining with locals at their authentic restaurants. Riu Macao is located in the vicinity of Punta Cana, in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic; it's two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the north of Friusa.

The areas found closest to Riu Macao are listed 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 location is certain to provide plenty of activity for everyone, from the most laid back to the most active visitor. You might, in fact, enjoy the convenience of those attractions located very close by the resort, like Bavaro Cinaemas Srl and Ocean Theater. Both locales are excellent for tourists staying at Riu Macao, but the closest is Bavaro Cinaemas Srl.

To see more info about this or other nearby attractions, check out the table 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 on the lookout for a chance to see something a little different, Pozo de la Virgen might be worth a visit. 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

Finding info about nearby hotel booking possibilities is sometimes a convenient means of getting a better feel for the area as whole. You can find plenty of other destinations to look at nearby, as this portion of Hispaniola is home to a sweeping range of resorts and hotels to choose from. View the following table to get a complete listing of the lodging options you can 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
Grand Bahia Principe Ambar 0.7 NW 2.9 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola

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