Beaches

 
Montecristi

Surrounded by nearly 250 miles of coastline on the north, east and south, the Dominican Republic’s beaches are known world wide for pristine white sand beaches that are lapped by the warm blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

 

-Cayo Arena

-Montecristi

-Cayo Luperón

 
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Cayo Arena

Famous for its sea bed that is perfect for diving and snorkeling, Cayo Arena is a fantasy island. It's quite small, with very soft white sand surrounded by tropical seas. Here, the sea waters are blue and green in color, creating a spectacular scene. This is a 2 1/2 hour trip from Puerto Plata, but is well worth it.

 
Montecristi

The main beaches at this most north eastern portion of the country include Juan de Bolaños, La Playita, Estero Balsa, Montecristi Beach and El Morro Beach.

 

If you rent a boat, you can visit the Seven Brothers Islets: Terrero Islet, Monte Grande Islet, Monte Chico Islet, Ratón Islet, Arenas Islet, Muertos Islet, Tururú Islet and Ahogado Islet. The best months to visit these islets are October, November, December, March, April and May.

 

Cabrita Islet is located nearby in front of the Hill of Montecristi. A visit to Cabrita Islet is usually included in the boat excursions around the Hill and the surrounding mangrove swamps.

 
Luperón Beach

Located on the North Coast, both sections are filled with large rocks and areas where you can swim. It is just nine miles from the historic La Isabela site, the first European settlement in the New World.