Playa La Caleta, in the Dominican Republic

Playa La Caleta, Dominican Republic – Lopesan Costa Bávaro


Playa La Caleta, Dominican Republic - Lopesan Costa Bávaro

Home / Blog / Discover Playa Bavaro Punta Cana / Playa La Caleta, Dominican Republic – Lopesan Costa Bávaro

If there is one thing that the Dominican Republic is known for, it’s for being a slice of paradise on earth, which is achieved in part thanks to its incredible beaches. Unique sandbanks bathed by the turquoise blue of the sea.

Playa La Caleta is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. Is it on your radar for your next holidays? In this post we’ll tell you all about it so that you can find out why it’s such a great place to visit.

Where is Playa La Caleta?

This beach is located in La Caleta, in the province of Santo Domingo, in the municipality of Boca Chica. The name is due to the fact that its origins date back to a small cove (“Boca Chica” in English literally means “small mouth”).

It is very close to the capital, Santo Domingo, and to other municipalities such as San Antonio de Guerra.

How to get to Playa Caleta

Given its proximity to Santo Domingo, it is very easy to get to La Caleta, and specifically to Playa Caleta.

From the capital, you can go by bus, which will only take about an hour. There are also other much faster options, such as going by taxi or a car with a driver, or you can rent a car to get there on your own. If you choose any of these last options, instead of an hour it will only take fifteen minutes.

If you want to come here from other places, such as Punta Cana, it’s also a possibility. To do so, if you want to go by bus it will take you two and a half hours. If you opt for a taxi, a car with a driver or a car rental, it will take only two hours.

As you can see, Playa La Caleta is very easily accessible so getting here will be very simple and comfortable.

What to do in Playa La Caleta

Playa La Caleta is a place where residents of Santo Domingo and other nearby towns go to cool off on days when the heat is more intense. It is a small beach with areas of sand, trees and bushes. As soon as you arrive, you’ll see that the beach has a very natural appearance, in which the vegetation has taken over part of the area.

However, when you decide to go into the ocean, you’ll have to avoid a small rocky area. If you want to take a dip but you’re afraid of hurting yourself, you can wear a pair of water shoes like jelly sandals to make it easier for you.

In the sandy area there are several restaurants of different types, with a good atmosphere either for lunch or dinner, especially during the weekends. Here you can try fried fish with plantains, yaniqueque or the famous “Dominican flag” dish, along with a good cold beer or rum, right by the sea.

Outings near Playa La Caleta

You can spend a morning or an afternoon at Playa La Caleta, taking the opportunity to have lunch or dinner while you enjoy its charm. If you want to do something else the rest of the day, there are many places to visit in its surrounding area.

Visit La Romana

La Romana has endless attractions and monuments to visit. Along its streets you can enjoy its unique architecture with influences from various cultures. But if you’re fascinated by these constructions, then you should go discover Altos de Chavón, a mediaeval Mediterranean-style village from the 15th century. It’s truly a dream

Altos del Chavón medieval villag

In addition, if you are a sports lover, you’ll find incredible golf courses here, or you also have the option of going diving at one of the best places for practicing this sport in the world.

If you want to know more about La Romana, click here to read our post.

Discover Santo Domingo

To go to Playa La Caleta, it’s very likely that you’ll have to go through Santo Domingo, the perfect excuse to discover all the charm of the country’s capital.

Santo Domingo was the first settlement on the island of Hispaniola, which is why historically it is very rich. Going for a stroll along its streets is to discover the places that marked the future of the Dominican Republic. The Colonial City, the Las Damas street… These are places that might not mean anything to you right now, but as soon as you visit you can be sure you’ll never forget them.

Cave of Wonders

Perhaps when you think of the Dominican Republic, the idea of visiting caves doesn’t come to mind. But, if you continue reading, you’ll definitely add the Cave of Wonders to your list of places that can’t be missed on your next holidays.

The Cave of Wonders is located two and a quarter hours from Santo Domingo and is many people’s favourite destination, especially for the little ones in the family.

Inside, you can admire different geological formations and, most importantly, an authentic Taíno art gallery. Just knowing how long these paintings have been there for will make you want to learn more about who inhabited the cave and why they made this type of art.

Accessing the cave is easy if you’re visiting with children, and both kids and adults alike will enjoy getting to explore the inland part of the Dominican Republic.

Click here to find more information about this cave, how to get there and what to see.

Las Maravillas prehistoric cave

Now do you feel like visiting Playa La Caleta? As you can see, not only is it worth stopping at this wonderful beach, but you should also take the opportunity to explore all the attractions that are located nearby.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating / 5. Vote count:

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.


No Comments

Post A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.