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Playa Dorada

One of the Dominican Republic’s most established and beautiful tourist destinations, this beach offers all kinds of aquatic activities.

Playa Dorada’s glorious white sands, clean waters and colorful reefs make this beach one of the most well-known tourist destinations on the island. The beach has different sections, with certain parts reserved for the patrons of nearby beachfront resorts, but other parts remain open to the general public. Sun yourself on the fine sands, go snorkeling off the shore and cool off by wading into the sea.

With its pristine sands and soothing water, this beach is an ideal place to recharge. If you stay at one of the oceanfront resorts, avail of the sun loungers and umbrellas provided. Otherwise, bring a towel and stake out a spot on the sand away from the reserved sections. This beach is mostly frequented by families and couples staying at the luxury resorts that border it and the atmosphere is quiet and easy-going.

Be sure to go for a swim while here. The gentle slope of the beach means the depth increases very gradually, making the waters safe for children. Rent flippers and snorkels to check out the coral beds, which can be found just off the shore. Schools of vivid tropical fish duck and dive around the pretty coral.

For something more fast-paced, ask at the beach hut about what watersports you can participate in. Go kayaking or sailing or try out windsurfing or parasailing. After an exhilarating activity, reward your bravery with a drink back at one of the beachside bars at the far ends of the beach. Socialize with other bar patrons and linger to watch the sun set over the ocean.

Playa Dorada is situated on the Dominican Republic’s north coast just south of the center of Puerto Plata. Several all-inclusive resorts are located along this beach. The beach is about a 10-minute drive or taxi ride from Puerto Plata. It can also be reached by riding in guaguas (private mini-vans).


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£94
Blue Bay Villas Doradas - Adults Only - All Inclusive

Blue Bay Villas Doradas - Adults Only - All Inclusive

Playa Dorada 538, Puerto Plata
3.8
of 5, from 1,003 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Puerto Plata, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Playa Dorada Golf Club and Playa Dorada. Long Beach and Fun City are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£113
VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort - All Inclusive

VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort - All Inclusive

Playa Dorado, Puerto Plata
3.8
of 5, from 724 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Puerto Plata, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Dorada Golf Club and Playa Dorada. Long Beach and Fun City are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£73
Puerto Plata Village - All Inclusive

Puerto Plata Village - All Inclusive

Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata
2.6
of 5, from 229 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Puerto Plata, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Playa Dorada Golf Club and Playa Dorada. Long Beach and Fun City are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£117
Casa Colonial Beach & Spa

Casa Colonial Beach & Spa

57000 Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata
4.8
of 5, from 150 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Puerto Plata, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Playa Dorada Golf Club and Playa Dorada. Long Beach and Fun City are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£81
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada - All Inclusive

Grand Paradise Playa Dorada - All Inclusive

Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata
3.3
of 5, from 250 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This north-coast Dominican Republic resort is part of the exclusive Playa Dorada development in Puerto Plata, a 10-minute walk from a shopping plaza, and less than 4 km (about 2 mi) from the popular Brugal Rum Factory tour.

Viva Wyndham V Heavens - Adults Only - All Inclusive

Viva Wyndham V Heavens - Adults Only - All Inclusive

Playa Dorada Complex, Puerto Plata
3.3
of 5, from 101 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Puerto Plata, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Dorada Golf Club and Lorilar Ranch. Amber Museum is 4.2 mi (6.7 km) away.

£91
Be Live Collection Marien - All Inclusive

Be Live Collection Marien - All Inclusive

Carretera Luperón, Km. 4.5, Puerto Plata
3.7
of 5, from 1,178 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located along Costa Dorada Beach on the Dominican Republic's Amber Coast, this resort faces a golden-sand beach and the waters of the Atlantic; it is 5 km (3 miles) from the town of Puerto Plata, 1 hour from Santiago de Los Caballeros, 10 minutes from Puerto Plata, and 30 minutes form the Gregorio Luperon International airport.

VH Atmosphere - Adults Only - All Inclusive

VH Atmosphere - Adults Only - All Inclusive

Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this all-inclusive resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Dorada Golf Club and Playa Dorada. Fun City and Lorilar Ranch are also within 3 mi (5 km).