Macao Beach / Playa Macao

Macao Beach, located north of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, is a true paradise for those looking to escape the daily routine and experience the beauty of nature. This picturesque beach is known for its crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, and a variety of activities and sports to enjoy. In this article, we will give you an in-depth look at what makes Macao Beach a must-visit destination for those looking for a unique and unforgettable experience.


Macao Beach is located in the northern part of the Punta Cana area, about 15 to 20 minutes away from main tourist resort areas, such as Punta Cana, Bávaro, and Cabeza de Toro. It can be easily accessed by taking a taxi, Poppi Express, or going on a guided tour. The beach is situated in a more secluded area, which makes it a perfect spot to escape the crowds and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Natural Beauty:

The views of Macao Beach are truly breathtaking, with its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches that will make you feel like you are walking on air. The beach is also known for its unique environment, where visitors can find a wide variety of plants and wildlife. The water is so clear that you can see the fish swimming around your feet. The sand is so white and fine that it feels like walking on powder. The sound of the waves will make you forget all the stress of daily life.

Activities and Sports:

Macao Beach is a favorite among surfers due to its large waves and has been declared by UNESCO as one of the best beaches for the sport. Visitors can also find bars, restaurants, and handicraft shops on the beach, as well as the opportunity to go on a buggy ride through the dunes. As mentioned earlier, surfing is a popular activity on Macao Beach. Due to its geographical location, the winds form big waves near the coast, making it a perfect spot for surfers. There are even surf schools available for those who are new to the sport and would like to learn. Buggy rides are another of the most representative activities of Macao Beach. A Buggy is a type of vehicle that has been designed to move on the sand. Through the different dunes, visitors can experience the thrill of high-speed adventure.


The beach also offers a variety of services such as bars and restaurants, where you can enjoy an enviable climate while having a drink. Many of them are located on the beach and offer parasols and sun loungers for those who decide to try them. Additionally, the beach is home to small shops where you can find fine handicrafts and street vendors selling different types of items. Visitors can enjoy a refreshing drink or a delicious meal while watching the waves and relaxing.


Macao Beach has currently has only one resort. The Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana is a new luxurious resort located in the midst of the beautiful Macao Beach. The resort offers 500 luxurious suites, including new and spacious villas with double the features. Guests can enjoy various amenities such as unlimited gourmet a la carte dining options, modern lounges serving the best drinks, a world-class Spa and a water park with endless slides and a lazy river. The resort is perfect for families and couples looking for a vacation experience.. It offers a perfect combination of tranquility and adventure, making it an ideal destination for all ages.


Recently, Macao beach has undergone significant improvements to enhance the overall experience for visitors.

These improvements include the construction of restaurant modules, public bathrooms, walkways, pergolas, tables, cane umbrellas, access road, vehicle access closures, pedestrian path in sand delimited with trunks, planting of beach grape plants, installation of potable water service, lighting of areas with solar LED lights, wooden pedestrian bridge over mangroves for beach access, new layer of primer for buggy route traffic, and the elaboration of a public space use regulation that guarantees the sustainability of the intervention.

The reordering plan was zoned in such a way that, through specific interventions, an organized ecosystem was achieved for a more efficient operation of the established businesses and greater security for visitors who frequent the paradisiacal place.


The new established zones on Macao Beach are:

Zone 1: Three restaurant modules, pergolas, three craft booths, furniture, security booth, entrance kiosk, public bathrooms, walkways, vehicle access closure (roundabout with curbs), solar LED lighting installations. The entire area of food service businesses was reorganized.

Zone 2: Six restaurant modules, two pergola areas, two sales booths for crafts, placement of furniture, entrance kiosk, public bathrooms, walkways, solar LED lighting installation.

Zone 3: Four restaurant modules, three pergola areas, one craft sales booth, placement of furniture, entrance kiosk, public bathrooms, walkways, solar LED lighting installation. The business area in the marine fringe was reorganized. Pedestrian Sand Path from Zone 1 TO 3: Sand path with limestone surfacing and bordered with coconut trunks, planting of beach grape plants, solar LED lighting installation.

Zone 2 Access Street (Bugy Street). A 8.00 meter wide street with surfacing, sub-base, and primer bordered with coconut trunks and beach grapes, return roundabout, vehicle and buggy access closure towards the dunes.

Brdige over mangroves: Pedestrian bridge over mangroves for beach access, with wooden deck and handrails, solar LED lighting installation.

The beach is now equipped with restaurants, bathrooms, recreational areas, and many other amenities that cater to the needs of visitors. The beach is now a perfect destination for anyone looking for a relaxing and enjoyable day at the beach.

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