Macao Beach, Punta Cana

4.4
#2 of 395 in Outdoors in Dominican Republic
Rest among the coconut palms at Macao Beach, one of the Dominican Republic's more secluded beaches. With views of coastline and cliffs stretching as far as the eye can see, the picturesque beach provides a quiet spot to sunbathe or take a refreshing dip in the sea. Amenities at the beach, including toilets, are limited, so be sure to bring everything you need with you. Use our Punta Cana holiday builder app to arrange your visit to Macao Beach and other attractions in Punta Cana.
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  • Super! Worth a look! A true paradise on Earth bar owner very friendly and helpful in parking our Kia. Best regards
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  • Nice Beach, Great views, you can rent a lounge chair for $2, beware of the guys walking around with the parots for pictures they charge you to take a picture on your own phone  more »
  • This beach is gorgeous, great for surfing and theres a place to learn how to surf there: Macao Surf Camp. Theres not much around it, this spot is technically untouched territory (unlike many beaches i...  more »
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  • Gorgeous relaxing beach in a cove. Beautiful sunrises, powder white sand and some small sea shells. You can also purchase seafood from the locals & they'll prepare it for you!
  • Beautiful beach! Few nice bars and places to eat, however bit overpriced. Not as crowded as other beaches, however not as easy to reach either. It's either significant walk from the local minibus stop or you need to take taxi/mototaxi.
  • Amazing beautiful beach! Bring your surf board or boogie board as it is a very wavy beach. The only bad thing is the locals constantly trying to sell you things.
  • The beach was awesome, water is too salty and the sun doesn't burn that much. As a guide I recommend it to everyone.
  • Nice beach, alot people, fishmans,not clean beach

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Upscale hotels and luxurious beach resorts dominate Punta Cana. The region features two main tourist hubs--north, around El Cortecito, and south, near Juanillo. El Cortecito boasts the widest range of options, with everything from budget surf clubs and hostels to 5-star resorts jostling for space along the beach. Juanillo offers a quieter, more luxurious ambiance, as well as excellent proximity to the airport.
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