If you’re on the hunt for the best beaches around the world, and like me you love to gaze out towards a sea of azure blue, perhaps a doze under a palm tree or a walk with the white sand between your toes, then you’ll love to hear about some of the fabulous beaches in the Dominican Republic that are featured in my guest post from allbestbeaches.com
The all best beaches team have recently been holidaying in the Dominican republic and seeking out the best beaches for swimming, surfing, snorkling or just relaxing under a sun umbrella. Here are three of their suggestions for beaches you’ll enjoy;
Playa Grande beach near Cabrera in the Dominican Republic
This beach is known as one of the most beautiful in the Dominican Republic, bounded by coral outcrops and cliffs and with fine white sand. The eastern side of this beach is especially nice, where you can feel as if you are on a small island away from civilisation. There is a parking place with several restaurants who will all want to entice you in for some seafood or Dominican specialities or a drink of fresh pineapple juice. The water is clean and the sand is soft and fine on the edge of the water without any seaweed and corals. The Playa Grande golf course is situated on the cliffs at one end of the beach and is considered one of the best in the Caribbean. As the surf can be quite high at times on this beach, it’s not ideal for young families but is great for adults and teenagers who are good swimmers as well a perfect one for a romantic beach walk.
Playa Alicia at Sosua in the Dominican Republic
Playa Alicia is located in the centre of Sosua – just head towards the ocean from the main square. You will see a restaurant to your left called “Beach Front”, just walk through it and take the steps leading down to Playa Alicia. This beach is a little more relaxed than the other town beach at Sosua with rocks and cliff faces bounding the beach and there are several hotels on the surrounding land. You can rent beach umbrellas here for around $3US. The beaches around Sosua are popular with snorklers and at Playa Alicia there is a coral cliff on the left where you can snorkel in transparent water to see some little fishes. They say that the sunsets are the most beautiful here when the sun passes the Isabella Mountain and takes a snorkeling trip into the ocean just to magically return from the other side of the island.
Playa Encuentro at Cabarete in the Dominican Republic
You’ll find this beach on the stretch of coast between Sosua and Cabarete. It’s a favourite beach for surfers who somehow keep it secret from the tourists. If you’re planning on surfing, you do need to be a strong swimmer as the waves are high and there are waves and currents to watch out for. The beach is very clean and the view is just magnificent. If you are planning on swimming here, get a pair of protective shoes as the ocean bottom is paved with corals, also needed against a plenty of sea urchins hiding in the rocks. The sand is clean on Playa Encuentro with larger particles as compared to other beaches of this area. You can easily reach this wonderful beach by car or motoconcho. Located about a mile away from Cabarete if you drive towards Sosua, turn right and pass through the unguarded gate with the sign “Mariposa”, follow the unpaved road along the villas, there will be signs “Beach” in English. The resort of Cabarete nearby is a major centre for windsurfing and kiteboarding.
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