Continent
Caribbean
Country
Dominican Republic
Next Big City
Puerto Plata
Next Town
Mata Puerco, Rio San Juan
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Reefs
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
No information

Beautiful, clear and blue water. Choppy water, with small rolling waves. East of the launch is a break on a reef, where nice waves can break, mainly during the wave season in winter.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Rocks, Trees
Beach Users:
No information

Small sandy beach with trees next to it. Rocks at both ends.

Wind

Best Months:
June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal, Trade
Best Direction:
NE
Main Direction:
NE

The wind in Playa Grande is about 1 Bft less strong than in Cabarete. During summer the wind picks up at around noon and stays until sunset. The wind is gustier closer to shore. Don't get too close to the cliff at the west end of the beach, since here no wind will blow. If you cannot stay upwind and miss the beach, ride further west to Playa Grande, which is around the corner.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

About 70km (1hr) drive from Cabarete to the East. Follow the street along the coast to Rio San Juan and then to Mata Puerco. Before Mata Puerco follow signs to Playa Grande. Once you see Playa Grande, keep driving a bit further and the next beach you will see, is Playa Preciosa. Park at the west end on the little area above the beach and walk down to the water.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

Drive to Cabarete.