Hi people! Does anyone know if there is any area in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic that is not polluted with resorts? I'm looking for beautiful white sandy beaches with a very natural feel and low key vibe. Not crowded, away from the tourist path, yet accessible to restaurants and some low key entertainment . Can someone recommend something, is there anything like that in Punta Cana? thank you!
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recommended Playa RinconWithout a doubt, this is a breathtakingly beautiful beach--a must see if you're on the Samana Peninsula. Boat taxis in Las Galeras shuttle visitors here for around $14 per person round trip, a bit ... read moremore if the boat isn't full on the outbound; it's pricey for a 20-minute boat ride but, ultimately worth it, especially if you spend the entire day here. To catch a ride, head to the main beach in Las Galeras--boats depart throughout the day starting around 9am. Last boat back is between 4-5pm.Liza Prado
In case you go to Las Galeras....
recommended Las GalerasLas Galeras is a small, laid back beach town with a number of expat-run businesses--hotels and restaurants, mostly. It's also a great spot to explore gorgeous beaches, go hiking/diving/horseback ... read moreriding, or do nothing at all but chill out in a hammock. I spent a week here and, honestly, never felt restless. If anything, I just wished I could have extended my stay....Liza Prado
Las Galeras sounds closer to what you're looking for in the DR. It's on the northeast side of the island, on the Samana peninsula. Best way to get there is via Puerto Plata....
recommended Playa LimonWay off the beaten track is Playa Limon, a long, sweeping, and gorgeous beach lined with a thick forest of coconut trees--a Caribbean beach at its best. Though tour groups occasionally stop here, ... read moreyou'll pretty much have it to yourself most days. Be sure to BYO drinks and eats--there are no businesses or vendors on the beach. (No worries if you forget provisions--Rancho La Cueva is a nearby hotel/restaurant; it caters mostly to tour groups but will serve anyone). Playa Limon is located outside of the village of El Cedro, about 1.5-2 hours north of Punta Cana, off Route 104; the easiest way to get here on your own is by rental car or taxi. Gua guas from Higuey and Miches stop in El Cedro too; from there, you can hire a motoconcho to take you to the beach.Liza Prado
This is just north of Punta Cana--there are a couple small hotels here too. (Besides Playa Macao, I can't think of any of any place in PC that you've described....).
recommended Playa del MacaoMacao Beach is the only public beach in the Dominican Republic's Punta Cana region. It's not far from the area's multitude of all-inclusive resorts, but you'll feels worlds away. Towering palm trees ... read moreline a few miles of unfettered white sand and lots of locals kicking back and relaxing. There aren't poolside waiters with free pinacoladas, but there are several fresh fruit and food vendors on the beach. And there's even a surf school and shop for anyone interested in hitting the waves. Take a class or just watch the shop's famed 'surfing dog', an amiable young Labrador, from the shore.Ramona Flume
Hi Nati! I'd say this is one of the few places in all of Punta Cana that you're describing. There are, however, a few four-wheeler tours that operate from Macao that might take you into other less-traveled territory.