Arena Gorda Beach

Rest and relax on this Blue Flag-awarded beach, which is known for its sweeping stretch of fine white sand.

Arena Gorda Beach is a spacious stretch of sand, where a gentle slope and calm conditions make it well-suited for swimming and popular among families. Relish the postcard-perfect views, try watersports and splash around in the surf.

The name Arena Gorda translates to “fat sands,” which is believed to reference its wide sweep of sand. It’s been awarded Blue Flag status for its cleanliness and facilities. The beach's well-equipped shores are mostly frequented by those staying in nearby resorts.

Bring along the whole family and settle in to a comfortable spot on this scenic beach. Some umbrellas and sun loungers are reserved for resort patrons, but you may be able to find shelter under a palm tree instead. Although the beach is relatively popular, it is rarely crowded.

Look for the information boards on the beach. These provide details about the current conditions as well as conduct codes. Spend an afternoon basking in the sun and delighting in the picturesque setting. Note the striking blue color of the water. The sand here is lovely and fine, so kick off your shoes and enjoy a barefoot walk, while watching the lapping waves.

Let the kids play in the water or go for a dip yourself. Lifeguards are on duty here, so you can rest assured both you and your children are in safe hands. If you fancy exercising, play a game of volleyball or sign up for watersports, such as kitesurfing or snorkeling. Embark on boating excursions or opt to simply lie back and enjoy doing nothing.

Arena Gorda beach is located in Punta Cana about a 15-minute drive southeast of El Macao and a 10-minute drive northeast of Friusa. Parking is available, though it’s located about 656 feet (200 meters) back from the shoreline. To get here from the parking lot, walk through the hotel zone.

Accommodation in Arena Gorda Beach

Before you head to Arena Gorda Beach, make a booking for one of the 20 Arena Gorda Beach lodgings that are listed on Expedia's hotel booking platform.

Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro Adults Only - All inclusive at Carretera Arena Gorda, Playa Bavaro, and the Memories Splash Punta Cana - All Inclusive, at Carr. Playa Arena Gorda are a couple of examples of the higher-end lodgings in Arena Gorda Beach. Alternatively, in the bargain range, you can also check out the Riu Palace Bavaro All Inclusive and the Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive. The Riu Palace Bavaro All Inclusive is at Playa de Arena Gorda, while the Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive is situated at Playa Bavaro - Punta Cana.


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