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Playa del Gato beach

Ultimate guide (June 2024)
Playa del Gato is a beach in the southwest of Saona island in Dominican Republic. It is also known as Playa Los Griegos. This is a true tropical paradise from a postcard. There are also a lot of tourist amenities - including cafe and sunbeds rental. A small downside is that there is a small freshwater lake just behind the beach. So there are a lot of mosquitoes in the evening. However, this is not a real problem, since all tourists stay here during the daytime only. Shore and seabed: sand. [edit]
This beach ranks #2 of the "Best beaches in the Caribbean"
Rating: 9.2 - 288 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 18.171198, -68.780569

Hotels [edit]

There are no hotels near Playa del Gato beach. However, most of the tourists come here as a day tour from La Romana or from Punta Cana. So there's no need for the hotel in Saona island.

How to get there [edit]

Main airports in Dominican republic: Punta Cana international airport (PUJ), Santo Domingo international airport (SDQ) and Puerto Plata international airport (POP).

It is convenient to use a taxi, which is relatively inexpensive. For example, a trip from south to north of the country can cost $100.

To move between the small towns you may use minibuses (shuttle buses). Locals call them gua-gua. One ride costs a few dollars. Bus stations are called parada.

There is also good bus transport system in the country. We recommend Caribe Tours and Metro companies. Buses are brand new, and travel from one end of the country to another will cost about $10.

Though all prices given above are in U.S. dollars, it is better to have local money (peso) when traveling around the country.

When to go [edit]

Feel free to relax in Dominicana any time of year. The sea is warmest in summer, but the heat is the most intense as well. And there is also a hurricane season from June to October. On the other side, the winter weather is more comfortable, but seawater at the northern coast is too cold that time.

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