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Rincon Beach

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Rincon Beach featuring tropical scenes and general coastal views

Frequently touted as one of the world’s best, this remote and immaculate white-sand beach is framed by palms and lush mountains.

One of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Playa Rincón is an unspoiled strip of white sand that stretches for about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) along an undeveloped part of the coast. Fringed by a border of coconut palms and enclosed by mountain and cliff peaks at both ends, this secluded beach feels like a true utopia, cut off from civilization.

Arrive at the beach in the morning and stake out the best spot. The beach's difficult-to-access location ensures it is never overrun, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a suitable spot. If you plan on staying for the full day, bring along supplies, such as sunscreen, snacks and water, as there are very few amenities here. In the busier summer months, vendors often rent sun loungers and sell souvenirs, but it’s best to come prepared as these services can vary from week to week.

Lay out a towel and lie down on the fine sands. Walk the length of the beach to truly appreciate its beauty and bring along a camera to shoot the stunning capes, which rise dramatically at either end. At one end of the beach lies Caño Frio, a freshwater river that plunges down the steep mountain edge.

Head to the other end of the beach and step into the clear, warm waters. Here, there is a sheltered area that’s ideal for swimming. Consider renting or bringing along snorkeling gear to use here too as the marine life is colorful and plentiful.

Getting to Playa Rincón can be difficult due to the rocky, uneven road that leads here. Rent a jeep or a four-wheel drive to make the 11.5-mile (18.5-kilometer) journey from Las Galeras. Signposts will help you find the way. You can also ride on shared or private boats from Las Galeras or hire a local guide to drive them there.

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Rincon Rubi
Rincon Rubi
2.5 out of 5
Carr a Playa Rincón, Samana, Samaná
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $36 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Situated in Samana, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Rincon Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Playa Breman and Colorado Beach. Playa Grande and La Playita Beach ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Good but pool not working
"Love the basic raw stay. Was very disappointed of the fact, it wasn’t made aware pool wasn’t in service."

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Rincon Rubi
Grand Paradise Samana-an Amhsa Marina Resort-All Inclusive
Grand Paradise Samana-an Amhsa Marina Resort-All Inclusive
3 out of 5
Playa Las Galeras, Las Galeras, Samana
The price is $105 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Nestled on the beach, this Las Galeras property is within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Grande, La Playita Beach, and Colorado Beach. Madama Beach is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) ...
3.5/5Good! (297 reviews)
"We had a wonderful time at the resort, the food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the beach is one of the most beautiful beach. We are already planning our next visit there."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Grand Paradise Samana-an Amhsa Marina Resort-All Inclusive
Colonial Style Beachfront Villa 4-10 People
Colonial Style Beachfront Villa 4-10 People
Las Galeras, Samaná
This family-friendly Las Galeras villa is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Colorado Beach and Rincon Beach. Playa Breman and La Playita Beach are also ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Old house situated on a beautiful place
"The house is on a very beautiful beach with almost no people. The road to the house is gravel and has some pot holes, with a normal car it is possible but difficult to reach. There are no shops nearby, you have to bring your food with you, otherwise you will have trouble and you have to drive more ..."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

Colonial Style Beachfront Villa 4-10 People
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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Rincon Rubi
Rincon Rubi
2.5 out of 5
Carr a Playa Rincón, Samana, Samaná
The price is $36 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Rincon Rubi
Grand Paradise Samana-an Amhsa Marina Resort-All Inclusive
Grand Paradise Samana-an Amhsa Marina Resort-All Inclusive
3 out of 5
Playa Las Galeras, Las Galeras, Samana
The price is $105 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Grand Paradise Samana-an Amhsa Marina Resort-All Inclusive
Colonial Style Beachfront Villa 4-10 People
Colonial Style Beachfront Villa 4-10 People
Las Galeras, Samaná
Colonial Style Beachfront Villa 4-10 People
A Luxury Beachfront Villa With Semi-private Sandy Beach Near Famous Rincon Beach
A Luxury Beachfront Villa With Semi-private Sandy Beach Near Famous Rincon Beach
Las Galeras, Samana
A Luxury Beachfront Villa With Semi-private Sandy Beach Near Famous Rincon Beach
B&B La Isleta Apart Hotel
B&B La Isleta Apart Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Calle Malecón, Las Galeras, Samana
The price is $75 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
B&B La Isleta Apart Hotel
Sunset Samana
Sunset Samana
3 out of 5
Calle a la Playita, Las Galeras, Samana
Sunset Samana
Villa La Salamandre
Villa La Salamandre
4 out of 5
Calle a la Playita, Las Galeras
Villa La Salamandre
Villa Serena
Villa Serena
3.5 out of 5
Samana, Las Galeras, Samana
The price is $117 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Villa Serena
CHALET TROPICAL bio-hotel
CHALET TROPICAL bio-hotel
3.5 out of 5
Calle Chalet Tropical, Road to La Playita, Las Galeras, Samana
The price is $94 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
CHALET TROPICAL bio-hotel
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.