Playa Rincón in Samaná seen from above

Playa Rincón, the Best Beach in Samaná


Playa Rincón, the Best Beach in Samaná

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The Samaná peninsula is an attraction visited every year by lots of people who decide to spend their holidays in the Dominican Republic. Within this peninsula, there are endless places worth seeing, such as the city of Santa Bárbara de Samaná, its natural wealth and, above all, its beautiful beaches, such as Playa Rincón, which is probably the best beach in the area. Saying that it is worth a visit is not just a merely subjective comment, as it is actually considered one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world.


How to get to Playa Rincón?

The beautiful Playa Rincón is located in the northern part of the Samaná region. You can get here by car or taxi, driving through several of the most picturesque towns in the Dominican Republic, such as Los Cacaos or Las Flechas. The last section to access the beach is done on foot, which makes it a much quieter space far away from the noise. The perfect place to unwind and relax.

It is also possible to get here using the bus service that connects the beach with the main towns in the Samaná peninsula, which in turn is connected to the most important cities in the Dominican Republic. However, the trip will most likely take longer if you have to take several buses if travelling from places like Playa Bávaro.

One of the most interesting ways of getting here is from Las Galeras, where you can take a little boat that will drop you off on this spectacular beach in just a few minutes. What is the advantage of this method of transportation? That from the moment the boat embarks on its journey, you can enjoy unique views of the entire coast fused with the incredible colour of the sea. Without a doubt, it’ll be a great opportunity to take some incredible photos of your holidays.

Crystal clear water at Playa Rincón, in Samaná

What to do at Playa Rincón?

It is very interesting to witness the local life at this beach, since it is frequented by many Dominicans, especially on weekends. Here there is no shortage of the authentic Dominican rhythm, making you really feel like you’re in a privileged place while you relax admiring the landscape, listening to the soft rhythms of the merengue or bachata and watching how the people around you celebrate life.

Playa Rincón is actually made up of 7 beaches and is 3 kilometres long, so one great plan is definitely to go for a walk. Don’t miss going for a stroll along the shore, with the sand massaging the soles of your feet and the water cooling off your legs. You’ll see that the main beach is protected from the waves thanks to the small gulf that the coast forms, making it the perfect place for children to play and have fun as they swim in the sea, while you can enjoy floating in the water and feeling how time seems to stand still, soaking it all up.

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If, on the other hand, you’re looking for bigger waves, the eastern area is open to the ocean and the current is stronger, making it less crowded. Of course, while you walk along the shore you will also see street vendors who will offer you jewellery made with shells, sarongs, hats or delicious delicacies such as coconut bread or grilled lobster. A great memory of your trip to Playa Rincón and the best way of enjoying the authentic flavour and freshness of Dominican products.

Palm trees next to a wooden boat on the shore of Playa Rincón

Once you have finished going for a walk, a good place to rest will be at one of the beach bars that are located in Playa Rincón. Here you can try some of the most typical dishes and enjoy the views of the mouth of the Caño Frío river, which adds to the area’s natural beauty. Can you think of a better plan?

Other activities to do in Samaná

This beach is one of small slices of paradise that the Dominican Republic has to offer you. Once you’ve headed to Samaná to visit Playa Rincón, you’ll find an infinite number of other incredible places to enjoy in the area.

Salto del Limón

A few minutes away you’ll find one of the greatest attractions in the area. We’re referring to the El Salto del Limón” waterfall, a true delight for the 5 senses. Hidden among lush vegetation that is brimming with life, you can’t miss going for a swim under the waterfall or enjoying the caves that you’ll find here.

Las Terrenas

In the westernmost area of the Samaná peninsula is Las Terrenas. It is a small coastal town with spectacular golden beaches and turquoise waters. A great place to stop and visit, enjoying all the charm of the Dominican Republic.

Along with El Salto del Limón and Las Terrenas, there are many more places that are worthy of an excursion in the Samaná area and that will allow you to discover incredible spots that will turn these days into your most special holiday ever thanks to the incredible memories you’ll take back of this area in the country and of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic.


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