We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Pretty Good Beach

Overall, a nice beach with no waves and clear blue water. I thought beach could be a little... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Great fun!

This playa is a common destination for locals. Lots of eats/drinks to enjoy, and one can rent a... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
John H
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Read all 347 reviews
All photos (205)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Las Terrenas
from $100.00
More Info
from $100.00
More Info
Reviews (347)
Filter reviews
114 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsgreat beachhotel colibrispent the afternoonbeach barfavorite beachpalm treespretty beachsandwavesbeachessailboatroadlasshackparadisesnorkelingpesos
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 114 reviews
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view but there is a polluted river right on this beach, lots of dogs getting in the water, family left with skin itching after only 1 hr, don't go there.

1  Thank William R
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Overall, a nice beach with no waves and clear blue water. I thought beach could be a little cleaner. Plenty of loungers that you need to pay for and there are some small restaurants selling lunch food. Not crowded at all and a very quiet...More

Thank sshhss117
Reviewed July 4, 2018

This playa is a common destination for locals. Lots of eats/drinks to enjoy, and one can rent a sailboat or kayak as well.

Thank John H
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

There are loads of beaches in Las Terrenas. Some are better for surfing, some are very quiet, some are very calm for swimming. Playa Ballenas is a beautiful, clean, long stretch of beach. It has some wonderful beach bars and restaurants with lounge chairs. It...More

1  Thank Exploration272710
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a very pretty beach with little restaurants a long the beach.It has no waves so is perfect for kids .I went in June and it was empty .It feels really private but I guess it was not the high season .I will recommend...More

Thank piuvera
Reviewed May 2, 2018

A long clean beach thats quiet and makes a very pleasant walk along the waterside as you can walk for miles without tiring and with hardly another person to trouble your calm thoughts

Thank Ceejayrose
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Beautiful beach in Las Terrenas. Parking can be tricky but once you find beach access is straightforward

Thank Adriana S
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Loved this place. Find a place to rent chairs. Makes it even better we stayed at the left end of the beach as it was rough when we were there. The left end was somewhat calm even when the rest of the beach was quite...More

1  Thank Highclasslowrent
Reviewed January 11, 2018

This was the first beach we went to and we would have loved to have gone back but there were too many things to do!!

1  Thank jo_birnbaum
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Just loved hanging out on this beach, walking in the sand, sipping beers that were delivered from the local bar/shack, sailing in the bay. so many palm trees. Felt very safe! Worth paying a guy 100 pesos (about $2) for a beach chair, or hang...More

Thank Zoxil
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 459 hotels in Dominican Republic
Hotel Residence Marilar
115 reviews
.37 miles away
Hotel Residence Playa Colibri
284 reviews
.46 miles away
Hotel Alisei
605 reviews
.75 miles away
Coco Plaza Hotel
36 reviews
.78 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,427 restaurants in Dominican Republic
Restaurant Le Thalassa By Maeva
364 reviews
.79 miles away
La Vita E Bella Restaurant Y Pizzeria
329 reviews
.93 miles away
One Love Surfshack
344 reviews
.92 miles away
El Pescador
92 reviews
.92 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,586 attractions in Dominican Republic
Pueblo de Los Pescadores
50 reviews
.82 miles away
Plaza Commercial El Paseo de la Costanera
20 reviews
.95 miles away
Casino Niza
26 reviews
.98 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
April 12, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Zoxil | Reviewed this property |
we were there over Xmas and New years and stayed at the far end of Las Ballenas from town. felt totally safe. our 16 year old son took an ATV into town at night and back by himself... frankly, beach felt safer there than in... More
Vlasta M
January 24, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from AC2L | Reviewed this property |
It does not matter which one you take, both are different and good; both are relatively close to each other, just 10 or 15 minutes by car you can go from one place to another. I prefer Playas las Ballenas and there I take... More
Google Translation