Beaches

 
Puerto Plata

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.

 

- Cabarete Beach

- Dorada Beach and Dorada Coast

- Sosúa Beach

- Other nearby beaches

 
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Cabarete Beach

Cabarete is a cool and hip coastal village located just 25 minutes east of Gregorio Luperón International airport in Puerto Plata. The village is known as the world's kite boarding and wind sporting capital due to its warm waters and perfect winds for water sports. Cabarete is very popular among the young and adventurous because of the aquatic sports offered on its beach, its famous annual jazz festival each fall and its eclectic bars, cafes, restaurants and shops.

 
Dorada Beach and Dorada Coast

Just east of Puerto Plata, these beaches have earned the European "Blue Flag" certification for their clear water and sand. Dorada Beach and Dorada Coast both offer resorts with a multitude of aquatic sports as part of their resort activity programs.

 
Sosúa Beach

With its spectacular U-shaped bay, this beach is practically where beach tourism began in the Dominican Republic, and it shows no sign of stopping. Located 20 minutes east of Puerto Plata, Sosúa weclomes hundreds of locals and visitors on holidays and Sundays. The beach is very popular among divers and snorkelers, because of the impressive contrasts of its turquoise-colored waters and sandy bottoms.

 
Nearby beaches

Other nearby beaches include Cabo Bretón, El Caletón, Playa Diamante, Preciosa and Cabo Francés, all characterized by their fine white sands.