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Playa Madama

Address: Camino a Playa Madama, Las Galeras, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #7 of 14 things to do in Las Galeras
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Sao Paulo, SP
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The beach is beautiful with white soft sand. Just back from the beach there is a incredibly large cave that is beautiful inside. Just be sure to bring your shoes along, due to the rocky climb.

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Las Galeras, Dominican Republic
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is my favorite beach in the Las Galeras area. It's about an hour and a half from Las Galeras on foot or horseback, though the last bit is steep and you'll want to have decent walking shoes and you'll need to leave the horses behind. At least one of the companies that offers horseback riding excursions in the area... More 

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