Playa Ensenada, Punta Rucia

3.6
#9 of 10 in Beaches in Puerto Plata Province
Beach Nature / Park
Lay back and relax in the crystal clear waters at Playa Ensenada. The beach is popular with the locals who come to enjoy the warm, shallow water. Move over to the western end of the beach for a more tranquil experience and less-crowded sands with a mountain backdrop. Alternatively, the eastern section of the beach offers a livelier experience, with shacks selling food and visitors enjoying rum cocktails. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Playa Ensenada by using our Punta Rucia vacation builder.
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  • While staying at the Riu Resort in Puerto Plata, a group of us went to visit Playa Ensenada for the day. My friends husband is form the Dominican Republic, so we hired two cars and travelled to the be...  more »
  • We went to this place on a weekday and had ample space and choice of restaurants. The beach is breathtaking and actually one of my favorites. You have a spectacular view: ocean, long beach, mountains,...  more »
  • Amazing beach but as is often the case in the DR dirty and lacking in public facilities. If you know your seafood, know how to bargain and are not squimish you can have a great time here. If not, go t...  more »