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  • Playa del Macao
    Liza Prado
    4 Apr 01, 2014

    Playa Macao is a beautiful, classic Caribbean beach just north of Punta Cana/Bavaro. It's the best--and closest--surfing spot to Punta Cana with a bunch of fast and hollow waves from both beach and reef-point breaks. Watching the surfers and just chilling out on the beach also is a popular sport--the only downer is that ATV tour groups occasionally come tearing down the beach. (Head north to avoid the traffic.)

    The last time I was at Playa Macao, a new resort was in the works--before heading there, ask your concierge if the beach is still open to the public. Taxi or rental car are the easiest ways to get here; it's about a 20-minute drive north of Punta Cana/Bavaro.

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    Patricia Medina
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    3 Jan 07, 2014

    Good beach!

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  • Playa del Macao
    Ramona Flume
    5 Apr 01, 2014

    Macao 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 line 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.

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  • Playa del Macao
    Arit NC
    4 Apr 01, 2014

    An off-the-beaten-path beach that was recommended to us by our Airbnb host in Punta Cana. We rented a car and drove here. The road there was an experience in and of itself, the drivers are pretty crazy and we passed by corrugated tin roof houses and businesses.

    The beach itself wasn't crowded at all, and there was a restaurant where they pulled fish directly from the ocean and cooked them on the spot. While there were some tourists there, we got the feeling that this was more of a hidden gem beach than anything else. I know that some of the resort tours bring people here, but we didn't see too many.

    Additionally, you can take surf lessons if you're feeling adventurous.

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  • Playa del Macao
    Juan Carlos Fernandez Cid
    4 Apr 01, 2014

    Excellent secluded beach a bit away from Bavaro beaches. Preferred bu locals on weekends, most of tours ( safaris, buggies, quads, etc.) visit this beach. To the right side is located MSC Surf school, and it is one of the surfers favorite beach. Going there on a Sunday catch some nice waves and have seafood for lunch at local prices to the right side, and then just lay down at this golden sand beach under a tree for shadow and enjoy the great view. You will love it.

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    5 Apr 01, 2014
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    Man van Le
    5 Apr 01, 2014

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    4 Apr 01, 2014
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4.0 out of 5
13 member's reviews
46 people visited Playa del Macao

Description

Located in the Dominican Republic, Playa del Macao offers the best of the Caribbean without the crowds that plague more popular resort areas. Of course, the beach is the perfect place to work on your tan or lose yourself in a good book. Alternatively, find a spot under one of the palm trees that line the beach and let the sound of the ocean soothe you. Playa del Macao is popular with surfers, and ... read more
there are surfing lessons available for the more adventurous. Enjoy the daily catch and a gorgeous view from the nearby restaurant, or explore the nearby village of El Macao.

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