Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Beaches of the Dominican Republic

With over 1,000 miles of gorgeous white sand beaches, it’s no wonder the Dominican Republic is a popular Caribbean destination for winter sun seekers.  Contrasted by the clear turquoise waters and swaying palms, the beaches of the Dominican Republic are known to be some of the best in the world.

The north coast beaches of the Dominican Republic including Cabaret, Playa Cofresi, Playa Dorada, Playa Grande, Playa Punta Rucia, and Playa Sosua, offer a variety of natural beauty plus opportunities for surfing, hiking and water sports galore.  Popular crescent shaped Playa Sosua is accented with tons of shopping and seaside restaurants.

Boca Chica, Playa Juan Dolio, and Playa Guayacanes, are amongst the popular south central beaches offering a variety of water sports and activities, along with beachside restaurants and bars.  In contrast to the busy tourist beaches, the southwest beaches of the Dominican Republic offer a laid back vibe with local fishermen going about their daily lives.

East coast beaches including Isla Catalina, Isla Saona, Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana, Playa Dominicus, and Playa Minitas, offer a selection of everything from white sand to coral reefs perfect for scuba diving.  Ever popular Punta Cana features over 30 miles of coconut palm fringed beach and a huge selection of all-inclusive resorts.

Northeast beaches in the Dominican Republic including Cayo Levantado, Las Terranas, Playa Bonita, Playa Las Flechas, and Playa Rincon, offer diverse scenery; Playa Bonita resembles a movie set while Playa Rincon has been voted one of the world’s ten best beaches by Conde Naste Traveler magazine.

For more information, visit Go Dominican Republic.

Photo Credits: The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism
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1 comment :

  1. Wow! It is looking very cool and peaceful place. I love to go on beaches and on cruise vacation very much so me and my husband are going on a cruise vacation from cruiselinefans in this summer vacation. But in the next holidays we will definitely go to Dominican Republic because after reading your blog and watching the pictures I like Dominican Republic.
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