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The most popular beach in Puerto Plata is located on the Dominican Republic's famous Amber Coast.
Playa Dorada Complex, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Must see for sure. Our resort was located on this beach and we took full advantage. Soft sand and small waves made it great for taking a walk.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MoMeg12
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is quite wide but also quite clean. There are some stretches that have a fair amount of sea grass and not sea weed so it is not too bad. It can be a long walk if you want it to be. The market...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maggoo3193
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beaches along resort row are all beautiful and well maintained. Very relaxing to stroll up and down in the surf.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JasonInIndy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked along here and further. It was very beautiful in some spots. Waves are happening so no jellyfish which I appreciated after my last trip elsewhere. Lots of activity and resorts of all kinds too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Martosh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach experience was great. the staff manicure the beach every day to pick up any garbage and there are no rocks to worry about.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RobertB3636
Reviewed January 13, 2019

If you think Punta Cana is the nicest beach in the DR, you may be surprised. Play Dorada is at least as long, is less crowded and has a completely undeveloped section where you can be completely lost in your own beach fantasy. Snorkeling is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gary L
Reviewed December 26, 2018

The beach is beautiful but there is not much to do there. If you have a hotel there than that's ok. If you don't have a hotel there it is better to bring some food and drinks because there is no restaurants open to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fabiana M
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Well groomed golden sands lots of which you can walk comfortably for miles and miles, views in every direction. Gently sloping towards the ocean full of gently rolling waves. Buoys mark the safe areas to swim, and seperate the swimmers from the watercraft, saw lifeguard...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Our hotel was on the west end of this beach. Absolutely beautiful. Beach was cleaned every day. Went on the off season.👍

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank coocozza
Reviewed November 22, 2018

This beach is average, nothing spectacular, no white sand (more like dark grey sand), a lot of people selling products and services, too much current/waves (chopped sea), too much algae/seaweed in some spots (even though they do a good job at cleaning it in front...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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March 13, 2017|
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Response from Ricosauve1 | 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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Response from 984karinam | Reviewed this property |
Paradise island is definitely something worth seeing
July 7, 2016|
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Response from chickandbeast | Reviewed this property |
Actually its really discouraged at the beaches and the pools, the vendors are relentless so its not as if you can have a quiet undisturbed little spot. I suppose you could walk around the cove and fimd yourself a secluded... More