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Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)

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Address: Playa Dorada Complex,, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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The most popular beach in Puerto Plata is located on the Dominican...

The most popular beach in Puerto Plata is located on the Dominican Republic's famous Amber Coast.

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We were warned that Puerto Plata beaches aren't as beautiful as Punta Cana's. But I still loved my time spent at this beach and would love to be still there now! The tides... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Prague, Czech Republic
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great beach. It must stretch for at least 5 miles fringed with local flora including coconut palms. The (licensed) beach vendors are pretty constant but don't pester too much.

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Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

cool beach ...cheap beers....good drinks...and friendly people....the waves are nice the market is nice friendly people and lots of good drinks...they will bring big Presendentaes to you for$4.00 great place

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were warned that Puerto Plata beaches aren't as beautiful as Punta Cana's. But I still loved my time spent at this beach and would love to be still there now! The tides become high at times, which is ideal for water activities such as parasailing, kite surfing etc). I was also able to cool off in the water after... More 

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Jelenia Gora, Poland
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide playa with almost white sand , safe access to water, though at some places sharp reef can obstruct your way in. Beach is open to public but there's limited access to toilets and food due to resorts extending right to the beach and if you're not a guest, then you can not use their facilities or purchase even coffee,... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The beach is miles long with deep, brown sand. The water was very warm in mid December, much warmer than the resorts pool. This area would not be good for boating, as there are numerous rocks and ledges that appear/disappear with the tides. There are several resorts along the beach, along with an orange market which has a few souvenir... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Lovely beach, good sunbeds and not too much noice. Beach sellers were not intrusive and you can get your pedicure and manicure while lying on the sunbed.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The water is nice and clear. It has some waves, but not overwhelming. Some small areas have rocks.People walk around selling all kinds of items (pictures, clothes, souvenirs, jewelry).

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Clear water and white sand. People sale his manual products. Natural umbrellas with chairs to rest and sleep.

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kidderminster
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53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We were staying close by at one of the resorts and visited this stretch of beach on almost a daily basis. It is nice, and good for a nice stroll, particularly as the sun was going down for the day. The water is warm, but at this time of year can be choppy so if your not too good with... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The Playa Dorada is awesome compare to the neighboring Costa Dorada beaches. This beach is gentle and beautiful the water is clear and the warm. Everything you desire from a beach vacation spot. Costa Dorada is rough water and is likely to pick you up and body slam you in its rough waters.

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