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Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)

Playa Dorada Complex, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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The most popular beach in Puerto Plata is located on the Dominican Republic's famous Amber Coast.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice beach” (27 reviews)
“beach vendors” (11 reviews)
“soft sand” (7 reviews)
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Playa Dorada Complex, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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"nice beach"
in 27 reviews
"beach vendors"
in 11 reviews
"soft sand"
in 7 reviews
"orange market"
in 6 reviews
"crystal clear waters"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful sand"
in 2 reviews
"lounge chairs"
in 2 reviews
"beach area"
in 3 reviews
"dominican republic"
in 3 reviews
"resort"
in 34 reviews
"waves"
in 13 reviews
"tractor"
in 4 reviews
"kayaking"
in 2 reviews
"wares"
in 5 reviews
"sunscape"
in 2 reviews
"pedicure"
in 2 reviews
"seas"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a really nice beach! Super clean - even after a big nasty wind tore it up! (The locals were right on top of it, cleaning and raking and carrying away big palm fronds and other natural debris that had fallen or been blown...More

Thank Glen A
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

It is a nice beach to walk on between the Orange market and Paradise Resort.....after that, the beach gets very dirty and smelly past the Orange market and it gets rough with shells and seaweed past the Paradise resort.

Thank cherylf59
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

The beach was stunning. A large tractor plowed daily and it was very clean. We found a nice area under trees to enjoy the area.

Thank rubyslipper2018
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

The beach is absolutely gorgeous. It wasn't crowded when we were there. There were many locals, which means it must be good! Didn't see much in the way of amenities other than chairs.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We enjoyed this beach almost every day of our vacation. The sand is soft and you can walk quite far in both directions. I found lots of pretty shells. There are good spots for snorkeling close to shore. There are lots of loungers available and...More

1  Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

So nice to find such a clean, safe, beautiful location. So relaxing. Love to watch and listen to the ocean. Will be back.

Thank Monatravel1207
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

This beach was close to our Hotel (Sunscape). Lovely beach. Whilst there, a big rain storm created havoc with driftwood and whole trees washing up. However, the local teams cleared it very quickly.

Thank RussellEngland
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Walked the beach every day. They did a great job keeping the beach nice and clean. The mountains in the back drop was just a bonus!

Thank sallieoconor
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

The nice wide beach is very clean, great for long walks, we are social butterflies and stopped at every resort to see and explore for future trips.we snorkeled, swam and sunbathed for seven days. I definately recommend to stay on any resort on Playa Dorada...More

1  Thank shifter73
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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

An amazing stretch of beach to visit in the DR. I have holidayed here in the mid 90’s when the complex Playa Dorado was in its hayday. Nice to see that some investments are being made and the area is somewhat coming back to live....More

1  Thank Gaby K
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katherinerowley2002
March 13, 2017|
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Response from carribeankid2001 | Reviewed this property |
Iberostar Costa Dorada is right on Playa Dorada Beach, the last resort on the east end of the beach. When you walk through the resort, past the dive shop that I used last year, walk to the right and you can walk past allot... More
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kaytee d
February 12, 2017|
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Response from Karina M | Reviewed this property |
Paradise island is definitely something worth seeing
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dgor2016
July 7, 2016|
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Response from ppjkis | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there are women who go top less on lots of beaches. But it's not compulsory lol.
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