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East Coast

Travel Guide
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Discover white-sand Caribbean beaches, try watersports and relax at all-inclusive resorts. Head inland to a mountaintop lookout and a Mediterranean village.

Located by the shimmering turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, the East Coast is among the most popular destinations to visit in the Dominican Republic. It’s famous for its glorious postcard-perfect beaches and varied adventures in and out of the water. Stay at an East Coast resort town to experience mouthwatering cuisine and superb live entertainment.

Head to the Coconut Coast, a magnificent stretch of palm-fringed beaches and secluded coves. The region covers 30 miles (48 kilometers) between Uvero Alto and Cap Cana and incorporates the world-famous tourist destinations of Punta Cana and Bávaro. Stay at swanky, all-inclusive hotels or boutique accommodations and be just steps from the beach. Bask in the year-round sunshine at Arena Gorda Beach, Bávaro Beach and Punta Cana Beach.

The coastline’s balmy waters are paradise for diving, kayaking, snorkeling, surfing and windsurfing. Ride rolling waves at Macao Beach and Uvero Alto Beach. Spot exotic fish at El Acuario aquarium, the Igneri Caribe Taino Underwater Museum and around shipwrecks. Golfers can tee off at courses such as Cocotal Golf and Country Club and Corales Golf Course.

Travel south to the one-time fishing village and now vibrant resort town of Bayahibe. Safe swimming, great snorkeling and a laid-back vibe await at Bayahibe Beach and Dominicus Beach. Hike trails to caves, freshwater springs and remote beaches in East National Park, which shelters hundreds of bird and flower species. Pristine coral reefs and mangroves characterize nearby Saona Island.

For a change of scenery, make plans for a daytrip to Redonda Mountain. Sit in a giant swing while surveying the coastal, mountain and sunset views at this scenic viewpoint. Don’t miss a tour of Altos de Chavon, an authentic replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village.

Travel to the East Coast of the Dominican Republic by flying to Punta Cana International Airport from major European and U.S. cities. Most accommodations are within walking distance of the resorts’s beaches and attractions. Otherwise, get around via guagua local buses, taxis and rented car. The East Coast awaits with its blend of adventure sports, natural wonders and opportunities for relaxation.

Where to stay in East Coast

Grand Bavaro Princess - All Inclusive
Grand Bavaro Princess - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Playas De Bavaro, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $158 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana property is just steps from Casino Diamante Punta Cana Grand and Cortecito Beach. Arena Gorda Beach and Los Corales Beach ...
4.2/5Very Good! (321 reviews)
"Overall was excellent. The only inconvenience was we had to pay extra at the hotel to have the premium service since Expedia didn’t give us the option."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Grand Bavaro Princess - All Inclusive
Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort - All Inclusive
Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Cabeza de Toro, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
The price is $183 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana property is within a 15-minute walk of Cabeza de Toro Beach and Bavaro Lagoon. Dolphin Explorer is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) ...
4.1/5Very Good! (249 reviews)
"Great pool and seating area!"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2021

Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort - All Inclusive
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana All Inclusive
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Boulevard Turístico Del Este Km 28, #74, Macao, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
Fully refundable
The price is $385 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana property is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Punta Blanca Golf Course and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay. Arena ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,446 reviews)
"Service was great but AC in the room was not good"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Punta Cana Seven Beaches
Punta Cana Seven Beaches
3 out of 5
Calle Central Esquina 5, Pueblo Bavaro, La Altagracia, Punta Cana
The price is $25 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Located in Pueblo Bavaro, this apartment building is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from San Juan Shopping Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bavaro Lagoon and Downtown Punta ...
3.2/5 (53 reviews)
Excellent value for money
"Big one bedroom with kitchen, full size fridge, stove, microwave, blender and sandwich maker. Secure gated property with covered parking. Nice interior grounds. On site office with friendly, english speaking staff. Large supermarket, Ole, is walking distance, (less than 1 km). Fast food available ..."

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Punta Cana Seven Beaches
Tracadero Beach Resort
Tracadero Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Calle Los Corales, Dominicus, Bayahibe, San Rafael del Yuma, La Altagracia
The price is $190 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 25
Situated in San Rafael del Yuma, this beach aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Dominicus Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Bayahibe Beach. Monumento Natural Punta ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (78 reviews)
"The hotel was beautiful . Everything just as the pictures rooms were big everything was clean . Beautiful view will definitely go back"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Tracadero Beach Resort
Los Flamencos Aparthotel
Los Flamencos Aparthotel
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Fuller, Dominicus Americanus Bay, San Rafael del Yuma, La Altagracia
The price is $62 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Offering direct access to the beach, this San Rafael del Yuma aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Dominicus Beach and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Bayahibe Beach. Monumento ...
3.8/5Good! (97 reviews)
Beautiful location
"The apartament on the beach was at a different location than showed but it was beautiful. Very clean and neat. The only thing that was a bit different was that we had to pay for the electricity that we used, which was about 10$ per day."

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Los Flamencos Aparthotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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