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Playa Palmilla beach

Ultimate guide (May 2024)
Playa Palmilla is a wild beach in the southwest of the Cotubanamá peninsula, Dominican Republic. This is a National Park, so only daily boat tours are possible, - usually from the nearest settlement of Bayahibe. There are many picturesque palms, white sand, azure water and even sunbeds rental. The place is beautiful, but not very cozy due to the crowds of tourists. Shore and seabed: sand. [edit]
This beach ranks #17 of the "Best beaches in Dominican Republic"
Rating: 8.7 - 872 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 18.237466, -68.758355
See also: Dominican Republic

Hotels [edit]

There are no hotels near the beach of Playa Palmilla. The nearest hotels are located a little to the north - in the area of Playa Bayahibe beach (rooms' rates starting from US$20 per night).

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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