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The most popular beach in Puerto Plata is located on the Dominican Republic's famous Amber Coast.
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Playa Dorada Complex, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

This beach is nice and long and wide and has good snorkeling. We stayed at the VH Gran Ventana and I could go for long walks in either direction.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 30 May 2019 via mobile

costa dorata was great best holiday ever! These are just a few of the pics we took, the food was great! Rooms were clean but the staff made the trip warm and friendly always helpful with the littlest things. This is our second time there,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank glynis m
Reviewed 14 May 2019

We walked this beach for over an hour in each direction with gorgeous views of the Atlantic ocean. You walk past numerous other resorts to get an idea of the other places to stay. Very few vendors.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank foodandwifelover
Reviewed 19 April 2019

We did a shore excursion and Golden Beach was part of it. We had access to this really nice canopy beds on the beach that were really nice. Beach was beautiful. Got a message from three friendly ladies. Only $20 for half hour message. No...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Keith P
Reviewed 3 April 2019

The beach is very nice. There is good snorkeling by the "point." I found the water to the right of the point to be calmer and to the left to have more waves. The beach itself is fairly clean, but the sand is quite coarse....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Must see for sure. Our resort was located on this beach and we took full advantage. Soft sand and small waves made it great for taking a walk.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MoMeg12
Reviewed 11 February 2019

The beach is quite wide but also quite clean. There are some stretches that have a fair amount of sea grass and not sea weed so it is not too bad. It can be a long walk if you want it to be. The market...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maggoo3193
Reviewed 2 February 2019

The beaches along resort row are all beautiful and well maintained. Very relaxing to stroll up and down in the surf.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JasonInIndy
Reviewed 30 January 2019

We walked along here and further. It was very beautiful in some spots. Waves are happening so no jellyfish which I appreciated after my last trip elsewhere. Lots of activity and resorts of all kinds too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Martosh
Reviewed 18 January 2019

The beach experience was great. the staff manicure the beach every day to pick up any garbage and there are no rocks to worry about.

Date of experience: December 2018
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14 March 2017|
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Response from Ricosauve1 | Reviewed this property |
Iberostar Costa Dorada is right on Playa Dorada Beach, the last resort on the east end of the beach. When you walk through the resort, past the dive shop that I used last year, walk to the right and you can walk past allot... More
12 February 2017|
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Response from 984karinam | Reviewed this property |
Paradise island is definitely something worth seeing
8 July 2016|
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Response from chickandbeast | Reviewed this property |
Actually its really discouraged at the beaches and the pools, the vendors are relentless so its not as if you can have a quiet undisturbed little spot. I suppose you could walk around the cove and fimd yourself a secluded... More