Sun and relaxation in the West Indies 9 dreamy beaches in the Dominican Republic
Live a unique experience in Iberostar’s 5-star hotels
The Dominican Republic owes its name to Santo Domingo de Guzmán (Saint Dominic of Osman), creator of the Dominican order. Did you know that its capital, Sant Domingo, founded in the fifteenth century, was used as a architectonic model for the rest of cities in America? In fact, the first American university opened its doors in Santo Domingo in 1538.
Immerse yourself in the History and culture of this wonderful country and soak in the warmth of its people. But, above all, enjoy the best hotels in the Dominican Republic and some of the best beaches in the world, under the eternal Caribbean sun.
Declared World Heritage site by UNESCO and being one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, this beach is the most popular in Punta Cana and the ideal place to take a break from routine. It is just two steps away from Iberostar Grand Bávaro, a reference in excellency and quality in the area. This 5-star hotel in the Dominican Republic has a golf course, a seafront spa, personal butler services and top-quality gastronomic offer.
The tropical forests that surround it, the quality of its waters and the richness of its marine ecosystem make Playa Sosúa a paradise for nature lovers.
Located in Puerto Plata, it hides treasures from the ancient marine port of Tres Pilotillos. Or the lesser-known Playa Alicia and its coral reefs. Staying at Iberostar Costa Dorada, a seafront hotel just 10 minutes away from Puerto Plata, is a perfect option to spend some unforgettable days. This 5-star resort with a colonial style will marvel you with its tropical gardens its three à la carte restaurants and its rooms with a sea view.
Playa de Bayahíbe
The charming fishing village of Bayahíbe gives name to this intimate and calm beach. Located in La Romana, this is the starting point to visit the nearby islands of Saona and Catalina, of great natural beauty. Through its clear waters you will be able to contemplate starfish, squids and manta rays, as well as historic shipwrecks, scattered around the area.
On foot from the beach we find Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus, a 5-star hotel designed for both couples and families. Its iconic lighthouse is the perfect place to immortalize Bayahíbe’s sunsets. Here, you will be able to relax in a spa hotel and enjoy Creole and international food in one of its four à la carte restaurants.
Playa Arena Gorda
Its tide, with wilder waves than in Playa Bávaro, makes this place ideal for surfers. However, its main claim is to wander around it on a horseback excursion, contemplation the beauty of the water’s color and tropical surroundings. It is located in Punta Cana, very close to Playa Bávaro and Iberostar’s hotels in the Dominican Republic.
Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Punta Cana, Playa Macao maintains a virgin status that makes it unique. In some eateries by the beach you will be able to try seasonal lobster, freshly caught with traditional methods. Or enjoy a Delicious combination of freshly-picked tropical fruit.
Bahía de Las Águilas
It is one of the secret jewels of the Dominican Republic, in the Jaragua National Park, where you can commonly spot manatees, Hawksbill turtles and green iguanas, among other species.
The spectacular hues of its water and the sand contrast with the karstic scenery that surrounds it, with rocky areas and mineral formations.
You can only get to Bahía de Las Águilas on a four-wheel-drive or on board a boat that sets off at Cabo Rojo. An adventure that will undoubtedly make the visit to this beach even more special.
Playa Cayo Levantado
Located on a small island surrounded by rainforests, known as Bacardi island, this beach is like a real-life movie set. It is also a unique place to spot hunchback whales from January to March.
Away from the crowded urban centers, it is an ideal place to feel secluded for a couple of hours, in which silence will only be interrupted by the wave’s murmurs.
This 2-kilometer stretch of sand is considered one of the most charming in the Dominican Republic. The beach is close to Las Galeras, a picturesque fishing village in the Samaná peninsula.
This long-shaped island with more than 110 square meters is one of the most beautiful places in the country. It is in the province on La Romana and is part of the Este National Park.
Here, you will discover unspoiled beaches and observe different marine and aviary wildlife, such as Hawksbill sea turtles, manatees or green parrots among others.
Isla Saona is officially protected, which is why its coast is not built upon. There is the exception of Mano Juan, a small village where 500 fishermen and craftsmen live in their small wooden homes.