Secluded Beaches of Las Terrenas

Secluded Beaches of Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas is located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic and you will find the most secluded beaches of Las Terrenas in this part of the Samana peninsula. It is known for its golden sandy beaches, clear turquoise blue waters of the Atlantic ocean. This area is protected by the coral reef, making it ideal for snorkeling and many other water sports. It is home to Dominican residents, many European foreign residents, and many Canadian residents, with a growing number of Americans who call this their home.

There are nearly 10 miles of beautiful beaches, which are surrounded by green mountainside and coconut trees in front of the crystal clear ocean waters. It’s not commercialized like many American beaches. There are miles of sandy beach to walk where you will have the feeling of your own private beach.

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Urban Adventure Tours

Playa Bonita

Playa Bonita

Playa Bonita was our favorite beach for seclusion in Las Terrenas. It was hard to find, as Google Maps does not take you to the right location. We spent about half an hour looking for this beach. We have included a video in this blog post which should help clarify the exact position.

How do I get there?
We parked right behind Hotel Punta Bonita, then you walk through a pathway and come out to a grassy area with a restaurant practically on the beach. Walk onto the sand towards the ocean and go to the left, you will go around a bend which opens up to a vast beach looking towards Coson Beach. It’s about a 10-minute walk around the bend.

What can I expect?
There were very few people on the beach, maybe because it’s so hard to find. After living at the beach in California for many years, we appreciated the lack of people along with the feeling of “having the beach to yourself.” It is a long beach with stunning views of the of the jungles surrounding the ocean; there are coconut trees providing shade up and down the beach.

**TIP**  There are few restaurants, so you may want to bring a cooler with food and drinks.  Here’s an Amazon link to the backpack cooler we love if you’re interested.

What is there to do?
You can take surf lessons from Pirata Surf School, which is located at Hotel Costa Las Ballenas in Playa Bonita. This school is an excellent place to go whether you are a beginner or you want to improve your technique. Pirata Surf School came highly recommended by a few people we met in Las Terrenas. Also, there is snorkeling, surfing, kite surfing, canoes, and bodyboarding. If you are looking for tranquility while laying in the sun, you will find it here.

I have to say this is one of the prettiest beaches I’ve ever seen. It was quiet, secluded, the waves were mild, fine golden sand, and the water was a beautiful turquoise blue. The views were absolutely stunning. What more could you ask for? It was an absolute paradise.

Playa Bonita Beach

Secluded, raw, breathtaking coastline. 

Coson Beach

Coson Beach

Coson Beach is a little over a ½ mile long, with golden sand beaches as far as you can see. It seemed to be more isolated and deserted than the other beaches we visited. If you want to be on a beach where you have it to yourself, this is the beach to choose. It is very isolated; there were probably four people on the beach when we were there.

How do I get there?
Coson Beach is west of Las Terrenas, and it’s approximately an 18-minute motoconcho ride. From the main road, you take the 133 west and follow the signs to Coson Bay. There are two entrances, so if you miss the first one don’t worry they both will meet up at the place we parked. We parked at The Coson Beach House Restaurant, which is down a gravel road. We walked alongside the restaurant, making our way out to the beach, after a 2-minute walk.

What can I expect?
The waves are the biggest of any of the beaches that we’ve been to so far. It is isolated, so keep up your guard and be aware of your surroundings. A local man cracking coconuts came up to us with a machete and cracked a coconut for us to drink on the beach. It is a gorgeous beach with loads of trees and crystal clear water.

**TIP**   It is a bit rocky when swimming so proceed with caution.

What is there to do?
There is a kitesurfing school that has classes for surfing and windsurfing. There are board rentals, should you want to surf on your own. If you are hungry, make sure you stop by Luis Restaurant on the beach, which is a local favorite. They serve fresh fish made with an authentic Dominican flare.  We also, ate on the patio at The Beach House where we parked.  It was lovely.

This beach for us was more of a quick stop; we found the others in this blog post to be more to our liking. You can get to this beach by walking from Playa Bonita. So if you want to check out both in one day, I would start at Playa Bonita and then take a leisurely walk down the beach towards Coson.

More 2 Traveling Lovers article & video links from the Dominican Republic:

We spent a month traveling throughout the Dominican Republic.  If you’re interested in visiting the area, we hope you will find our articles and videos helpful.  All of our posts have a video included and we have additional videos on our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel too so you won’t miss a video.

Below are a few articles and videos from our stay in the Dominican Republic:

Transportation in the Dominican Republic

A Night Out in Las Terrenas

10 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting the Samana Peninsula

Best Beaches in Las Terrenas

El Salto El Limón Waterfall in The Dominican Republic      

Cost Of Living For a Couple Living in The Dominican Republic

11 Top Restaurants on the Samana Peninsula

Great Places to Eat in Jaracoboa DR

YouTube Videos only on YouTube

Going From Santo Domingo to Las Terrenas

Top Beach in the Dominican Republic – Playa Bonita

Night Out In Las Galeras – Samana peninsula

Playa Fronton Beach in Las Galeras- We found whales!!

Scooter Trip from Las Galeras back to Las Terrenas

Things To Do In Jarabacoa



Closing Words

The Dominican Republic has been one of our favorites so far in our travel journey. We highly recommend if you’re thinking of taking a vacation for a week or two that you check out the Dominican Republic and more importantly our blog posts and videos on different areas and beaches of the Dominican Republic. They will give you an excellent idea of what beach or area of Las Terrenas will fit your needs.

If you are interested in seeing our video, it’s on this blog post above. I hope you found our tips to be useful and you are excited to visit the beaches of Las Terrenas. We found these two beaches to be the most secluded. If you are interested in reading about two of our favorite beaches in Las Terrenas, click here.

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