Beaches in Santo Domingo

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Santo Domingo is a top vacation choice for tourists interested in culture and entertainment, but beaches are not exactly their forte.  Most visitors will travel about two miles outside of town in order to find the picturesque Caribbean beaches that most people visit the island to see. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

You will discover an abundance of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. For a detailed review of any of these beaches simply click on the names of the ones you're curious about.

Guibia Beach: Located on the South Coast of the Dominican Republic, Guibia Beach is a popular surfing beach on the island. In fact, it was one of the first places that modern surfing was introduced to the islands.

Another alternative worth considering is Playa los Cuadritos. This large beach is a bit away from the crowds, making it a good choice for those looking for some seclusion. The compromise though is a darker beach and darker water.

Playa Najayo: Playa Najayo is a simple beach, with not much more than sand and trees making up the coast. However, the privacy is extraordinary and definitely an option for those looking for a peaceful beach.

Review the following chart to see beaches available in and around the area.

Beaches In and Around Santo Domingo
Name Location Island Coast
Boca Chica 0.7 mi. South of Central Boca Chica the Dominican Republic South East
Guibia Beach Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic South East
Montesinos Beach Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic South East
Playa Najayo 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central La Playa the Dominican Republic East
Playa Nizao 1.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Nizao Hispaniola South
Playa Palenque 2.3 mi. South West of Central Sabana Grande De Palenque Hispaniola South
Playa los Cuadritos 1.3 mi. South of Central Nigua the Dominican Republic South
Playa los Ninos 1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Sabana Grande De Palenque Hispaniola South
Punta Torrecillas Beach Central Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic South East

Bear in mind that you can find a nice selection of attraction types available too. Readers can get more information about other attractions here.

 

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