Cortecito Beach blends tourist facilities with small-town charm. While the majority of the beaches in the region are taken over by large all-inclusive resorts, this beach is bordered by an old fishing village, though there is much here to cater to tourists too. Take advantage of its plentiful amenities, try watersports and wander the town, before catching sunset in one of the beachfront bars or restaurants.
Like many of the beaches on the so-called “Coconut Coast,” this beach is blessed with a tropical climate, gleaming white sands and calm, warm waters. Get here early to get a good spot as it can get quite busy.
How much or little activity you choose to do is up to you. Sprawl out on the soft sand and relax while listening to the waves gently lap the shore or have an adventure with kitesurfing or windsurfing. Several vendors offer offshore snorkeling and diving excursions too.
Break from sunbathing to stretch your legs and stroll into town. This former fishing village is well-equipped for tourists, though it still retains its authentic Dominican village feel. Plenty of Dominican traders sell crafts and souvenirs here and there are also restaurants and cafés to eat in. If you would rather eat back on the beach, purchase snacks and refreshments in a shop here.
Stay at the beach until sunset to witness the gorgeous spectacle of the golden sun descending below the horizon. Watch the changing colors reflecting off the waves as the light fades while eating dinner. Among the most popular restaurants on the beach is Captain Cook restaurant, which is well-known for its fresh seafood, al fresco dining and sea views. Order lobster for a special treat.
Cortecito Beach connects to Los Corales beach in the south and to Playa de Arena Blanca to the north. If you’re coming from resorts on Bávaro Beach, it will take about 10 minutes by taxi.