Montesinos Beach

Set in the very busy Zona Colonial of San Miguel, it goes without saying that Monesinos Beach is a well visited beach along the Dominican Republic's south coast. The waters that wash ashore this beach come from the Caribbean Sea, making it calm enough for young swimmers to enjoy.

Situated in downtown Santo Domingo, in the heart of Santo Domingo, Montesinos Beach is on the South East edge of the Dominican Republic. You might want whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Active and social travelers will like this beach because of its crowded, urban location. In fact, Montesinos Beach would be great for guests staying in nearby hotels, and those who prefer a crowded city scene over a quiet, suburban one.

How to Access The Beach
Montesinos Beach is located just off Paseo Presidente Billini.

Amenities and Ambiance

Set off from a relatively busy port, Montestinos Beach has tan colored sand and green murky waters. Sail boats and cruise ships are always on the horizon.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

You should remember that Montesinos Beach's immediate surroundings are visited by quite a number of tourists, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the Dominican Republic's South East coast. It is near Antonio de Montesinos Monument, which is situated about a hundred yards to the north, and it is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Taller Publico Silvano Lora (one of the closest to Montesinos Beach) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new side of the Dominican Republic's history.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Montesinos Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Antonio de Montesinos Monument Monument 0.1 mi. N --
Fort Of San Jose Historical Site 0.1 mi. N --
Taller Publico Silvano Lora Art Museum 0.2 mi. WNW --
Arte Berri Art Gallery 0.2 mi. N --
Capilla de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Historical Site 0.2 mi. NNW --
Quinta Dominica Art Gallery 0.2 mi. NNW --
Casa Del Tapao Historical Site 0.3 mi. NNW --
Parque Duarte Santo Domingo Historical Site 0.3 mi. N --
Stairs Of Las Damas Historical Site 0.3 mi. NE --
Carlos Goico House Historical Site 0.3 mi. NW --
Casa De Tostado Museum 0.3 mi. N --
Museo de la Familia Dominicana Museum 0.3 mi. N --

Cities and Towns

Montesinos Beach is very close to Santo Domingo, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Tourists at Montesinos Beach who are seeking additional places to explore might want to think about making the trip to Santo Domingo, which is nearby and is an active, busy area. From the coast, Santo Domingo is just up the road, maybe a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because this beach is located in a fairly touristed area, it is not usually that difficult to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For those looking to find a place that's on or near the water, the following table lists the options closest to Montesinos Beach.

Accommodations near Montesinos Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casas del XVI 0.2 mi. NNW Hotel
Casa Dona Elvira 0.3 mi. NW B & B
Mercure Comercial Santo Domingo 0.3 mi. N Hotel
Tierra Plana 0.4 mi. N Hostel
Hotel Palacio 0.4 mi. N Hotel
Hotel Conde De Penalba 0.4 mi. N Hotel
Hodelpa Caribe Colonial 0.4 mi. N Hotel
Hotel Napolitano 0.5 mi. W Hotel
Bettye's Galleria Guesthouse 0.5 mi. N Guest house
Hostal Nicolas De Ovando 0.5 mi. N Hotel


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Crudo Restaurant. This restaurant has vegetarian cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their juices & smoothies and salads.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown below.

Restaurants near Montesinos Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Crudo Restaurant (809) 689-0796 Vegetarian Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
El Rey de Falafel (809) 688-9714 Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Informal 0.3 mi. NW
Nexus Bar -- Mexican Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
La Briciola (809) 688-5055 Italian Fine Dining 0.3 mi. N
Double´s -- Irish Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Proud Mary -- -- -- 0.3 mi. N
Ejemplo -- -- -- 0.3 mi. N
Mimosa (809) 866-0911 International, South American -- 0.3 mi. N
Hard Rock Cafe Zona Colonial -- American Very Casual 0.4 mi. NNW
Cafe Del Tapao -- -- -- 0.4 mi. N
Pollo Rey El Conde (809) 535-1000 American -- -- --
La Cafeteria -- Creole Very Casual 0.4 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach in the Dominican Republic will have lots of options besides Montesinos Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Playa los Ninos, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located 20 and a half miles to the south west. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might find what you want at Punta Torrecillas Beach. You'll find it just a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Playa los Cuadritos, located within the range of a taxi.

The Dominican Republic offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Montesinos Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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