Playa Rincon is Located in Samana Peninsula, with it’s clear waters, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Dominican Republic.
Playa Rincon, one of the world most beautiful beaches, and it still is unexplored by mass tourism. To get there is a little adventure, which can explain why there are not so many tourists. This piece of paradise of the Dominican Republic is not urbanized for mass tourism yet and most guest stay in Samana, Puerto Plata or Punta Cana. Once you get to this dream beach, you will have it all to yourself. Playa Rincon is gorgeous and a must visit. At the other end, cliffs segue into the turquoise water of Caño Frio, an ice-cold river that runs down from the mountains and forms a splash pool.
“There comes a moment, when you travel to the secluded Playa Rincón, where you are thinking if it’s going to be worth it. But then, after all, you have been on the road for 4 hrs from Puerto Plata or 7 hrs from Punta Cana to the remote Samana Peninsula to make guaranteed you didn’t miss this beach. You drive to terrible roads, pot holes, blew out a tire, ran out of battery, just to get to Las Galeras, and then another 40 minutes pick-up truck ride that locals called Safari style. You turn off the main road onto a rocky dirt trail, passed through poor villages, some sketchy areas, and you get more nervous. Your butt hurts from the bumpy ride. Where are we going? What if this truck dies or blow out tires? What if these 2 locals you paid to give you a ride decided to rob you?
Then you finally arrive at an open beach that is 3-4 miles long, with white sands and palm trees stretching as far as you can see, and lush green mountains in the background. You have it all to yourself as there is absolutely no one on it. No development, no lifeguard, restroom, nothing. Untouched beach with waves gently lap the shores, and soft powdery sand and warm water that invites you to jump in. You have found paradise, off the beaten path paradise”
It has been written by many travelers that Playa Rincon has been voted by Conde Nast as one of the top 10 beaches in the world (which we have yet to find the actual article). In our mind, it is in our top 10 off the beaten path beaches in the world. Playa Rincon is located about 25 km from the town of Samana, and 9 km from the town of Las Galeras. The Rincon beach is surrounded by the 600-meter cliffs of Cape Cabron, and a row of palm trees that run along the white sand and turquoise water.
At the west end of the beach is a cove with protected waters that are ideal for swimming. There is also a restaurant here. This west end is where most boats from Las Galeras will drop you at. At the east end of the beach is the Cano Frio, a small, freshwater stream that forms a natural border between the beach and the steep edge of the mountainous Cabo Cabron National Park. Next to this small stream is also a restaurant. It is where most jeep/truck excursion will drop you at. You can rent beach chairs at both ends of the beach, but why bother when all you need is a towel to lie on the soft sand.