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Address: Camino a Playa Madama, Las Galeras, Dominican Republic

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You might have the beach only for yourself

The hike to get there is a long walk, but interesting, with lots of nature and agriculture. The beach is beautiful, but not as scenic as Playita or Playa Fronton. Bring your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Florian F
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Cologne, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The hike to get there is a long walk, but interesting, with lots of nature and agriculture. The beach is beautiful, but not as scenic as Playita or Playa Fronton. Bring your snorkeling mass, there are lots of fishes - at least as long as the is no fish restaurant :-(

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We traveled to Playa Madama via a small boat on our way to Playa Fronton. On the day we were there the beach was very difficult to reach. The boat ride was a bit scary with very large waves and huge cliffs. The beach was small and covered in seaweed. It is definitely not a swimming beach. It was a... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the stopped here in the way back from playa fronton (that is amazing btw) and we could not find anything special on this beach, it was full of algae and only a few people there, the rock cliffs on the left are beautiful, but if you are planning on doing the hiking down here I think you will lose time... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I'm sure the beach is great but unfortunately when we took the boat trip tour, the water level was too high and the beach was completely submerged and inaccessible. Our tour included Playa Fronton and Rincon which were beautiful, so made up for it. If you're planning to get here by yourself, you might want to check with a local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

As part of a boat trip we stopped at the secluded Playa Madama beach. The beach itself wasn't all that special, but the Taino cave behind it was spectacular, with plenty of bats hanging from the ceiling.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We went to Playa Madama as part of a horseride trip. We totally did not expect it to be so beautiful. Guidebooks and blogs do not do this beach justice. It's isolated, in a cove, backdrop of jungle, and really not easy to get to. Sandy beach area is not so large. Shelf goes out far so you can be... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The drive is spectacular. You will enjoy every inch of the road. The beach is nice, but not the best for swimming. But the water color is tourquoise. Perfect view!!! Take a few hour to enjoy the beach. I didn't like that there are a lot of rock in the water

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Las Galeras has some of the best, untouched beaches in the world. Book a boat and spend the day sailing to them. Playa Madama is so pretty and you could spend hours relaxing on its shores!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a beautiful little beach with a great cave to explore. This is well worth the trip, especially as part of a trip to Playa Fronton.

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Remoulins, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Really quiet beach after a long walk, but a real pleasure to stay here for a bath and a little nap!!!

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