Punta Torrecillas Beach

Punta Torrecillas Beach is a well visited locale along the south coast of the Dominican Republic, though few guests ever enter the choppy waters. Instead, they stop by to view the Playa Torrecillas Lighthouse which is set right on the beach.

Situated in the heart of Santo Domingo, Punta Torrecillas Beach is on the South East coast of the Dominican Republic. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. If you can't wait to escape the stresses of city life, you'll appreciate that the Dominican Republic has plenty of secluded beaches. Then again, some vacationers seek out the loudest and the most active areas, and are more likely to have fun at Punta Torrecillas Beach, which is closer to all the action.

How to Access The Beach
Punta Torrecillas Beach is accessible via Av Espana.

Amenities and Ambiance

Punta Torrecillas Beach is located near the mouth of the Ozama River, and juts out from the coast like a finger pointing west. The beach enjoys soft, tan colored sand, deep blue waters, and is lined with trees.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Be mindful that the region in which Punta Torrecillas Beach is located is a popular spot, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of the Dominican Republic. It is close to Stairs Of Las Damas, which is located a quarter mile away, and it is one of a number of area's attractions.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like Casa De Tostado (situated just a quick cab ride or walk away) offer an entertaining diversion and a new way to experience the Dominican Republic's culture.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Punta Torrecillas Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Stairs Of Las Damas Historical Site 0.3 mi. NNW --
Antonio de Montesinos Monument Monument 0.3 mi. W --
Faro Punta Torrecilla Lighthouse 0.3 mi. SE --
Fort Of San Jose Historical Site 0.3 mi. WNW --
Arte Berri Art Gallery 0.4 mi. NW --
Casa De Tostado Museum 0.4 mi. NW --
Fortaleza Ozama Historical Site 0.4 mi. N --
Calle de Las Damas Scenic Trail 0.4 mi. NNW --
House Of The Presidents Historical Site 0.4 mi. NNW --
Larimar Museum Museum 0.4 mi. NW --
Museo de la Familia Dominicana Museum 0.4 mi. NW --
Santo Domingo Colonial District Historical Site 0.4 mi. NNW --

Cities and Towns

Punta Torrecillas Beach is in the Santo Domingo area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Punta Torrecillas Beach tourists hoping to find further attractions might want to consider heading to Santo Domingo, since it's close-by and is an especially active area of the Dominican Republic. From Punta Torrecillas Beach, Santo Domingo is a quick trip away, about three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Travelers seeking a hotel room near Punta Torrecillas Beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by looking over what's listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Punta Torrecillas Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Mercure Comercial Santo Domingo 0.5 mi. NW Hotel
Casas del XVI 0.5 mi. NW Hotel
Casa Dona Elvira 0.5 mi. WNW B & B
Hodelpa Caribe Colonial 0.5 mi. NNW Hotel
Hotel Conde De Penalba 0.5 mi. NW Hotel
Tierra Plana 0.5 mi. NW Hostel
Bettye's Galleria Guesthouse 0.5 mi. NNW Guest house
Hostal Nicolas De Ovando 0.5 mi. N Hotel
Hotel Palacio 0.6 mi. NW Hotel
Sofitel Frances Santo Domingo 0.6 mi. NW Hotel


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to try an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into the Dominican Republic's specialty dishes, without going too far from the coast. Ejemplo is one of the closest eateries.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Punta Torrecillas Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ejemplo -- -- -- 0.4 mi. NW
La Briciola (809) 688-5055 Italian Fine Dining 0.4 mi. NW
Double´s -- Irish Very Casual 0.4 mi. NW
Crudo Restaurant (809) 689-0796 Vegetarian Very Casual 0.5 mi. WNW
Nexus Bar -- Mexican Very Casual 0.5 mi. NW
Mimosa (809) 866-0911 International, South American -- 0.5 mi. NW
Segafredo (809) 683-1313 Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. NNW
Proud Mary -- -- -- 0.5 mi. NW
Azul (809) 688-7799 Fusion Informal 0.5 mi. NNW
Penalba Cafeteria -- -- -- 0.5 mi. NW
Cafe Del Tapao -- -- -- 0.5 mi. NW
Pollo Rey El Conde (809) 535-1000 American -- -- --

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in the Dominican Republic, of course, so if Punta Torrecillas Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

If the active mood at Punta Torrecillas Beach is one of the features you love, consider heading to Playa los Ninos, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it 21 miles to the south west. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Montesinos Beach is a beach removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located just a little ways away.

Another location you may want to try is Playa los Cuadritos, located not too far away, and can be reached in a cab.

While the Dominican Republic has many alluring attractions, a trip to Punta Torrecillas Beach could end up a family favorite.


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