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Playa Ensenada

Playa Ensenada, Punta Rucia, Dominican Republic
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Beach to Paradise Island

This beach had its areas. There were some parts where I could see small fish really close to shore... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2018
Chrvargas
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Beautiful Beach!

Oh so beautiful. Shallow water that’s protected by the reef way out. The water is so clear you can... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2017
Chip M
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Greenwood, Indiana
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Playa Ensenada, Punta Rucia, Dominican Republic
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"fried fish"
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"shallow water"
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"a great place to relax"
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"nice beach"
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"dominican republic"
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"paradise island"
in 4 reviews
"cars"
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

This beach had its areas. There were some parts where I could see small fish really close to shore, I barely had my feet in the water but one area seemed to have some sort of sewer water flowing into the ocean. But this is...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Oh so beautiful. Shallow water that’s protected by the reef way out. The water is so clear you can see bottom. Not terribly sloped either. If your in the area it’s well worth the journey to see!

Thank Chip M
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Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here in our tour to paradise island. The beach was clean, clear waters and a gradual slope that made it nice for walking

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

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 beach. Our group was a mix of...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2017

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, hills and stones. With regard to food, there are lots...More

Thank HarriCanada
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

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 to some other well known...More

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Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

I grew up going to Playa La Ensenada as a child and I've never seen a prettier beach ever! I've traveled to Puerto Rico and Mexico and the beaches simply do not compare to Playa La Ensenada. It's great for children the water is shallow...More

2  Thank Paola M
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

Not recomended for tourist unless they go on weekdays or Sat & not alone! There is a lot of drinking & beach is crowded by locals on weekends. Trash is everywhere as there is no conciusness about eco friendly.

1  Thank mspachec0
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

Mostly used by locals and tourists that are traveling to Cayo Arena, as well as for fishermen that lives in town.

Thank Salvador H
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Reviewed August 20, 2016

Third time for us to this beach. Unfortunately the poor Dominican sense of cleanliness is well demonstrated here as the water was full of garbage. This is such a pity as the beach itself is lovely and you can walk out for ages along the...More

2  Thank DavidENewmarket
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