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Playa Las Ballenas

Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
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Polluted River right on the beach don't go

Beautiful view but there is a polluted river right on this beach, lots of dogs getting in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
William R
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Miami, Florida
via mobile
Pretty Good Beach

Overall, a nice beach with no waves and clear blue water. I thought beach could be a little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sshhss117
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (10 reviews)
“hotel colibri” (3 reviews)
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Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
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"pristine waters"
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"spent the afternoon"
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"beach bar"
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"favorite beach"
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"palm trees"
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"restaurants and bars"
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"local food"
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"pretty beach"
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"quiet beach"
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"sand"
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"waves"
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"beaches"
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"sailboat"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful view but there is a polluted river right on this beach, lots of dogs getting in the water, family left with skin itching after only 1 hr, don't go there.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, a nice beach with no waves and clear blue water. I thought beach could be a little cleaner. Plenty of loungers that you need to pay for and there are some small restaurants selling lunch food. Not crowded at all and a very quiet...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2018

This playa is a common destination for locals. Lots of eats/drinks to enjoy, and one can rent a sailboat or kayak as well.

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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

There are loads of beaches in Las Terrenas. Some are better for surfing, some are very quiet, some are very calm for swimming. Playa Ballenas is a beautiful, clean, long stretch of beach. It has some wonderful beach bars and restaurants with lounge chairs. It...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a very pretty beach with little restaurants a long the beach.It has no waves so is perfect for kids .I went in June and it was empty .It feels really private but I guess it was not the high season .I will recommend...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

A long clean beach thats quiet and makes a very pleasant walk along the waterside as you can walk for miles without tiring and with hardly another person to trouble your calm thoughts

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Beautiful beach in Las Terrenas. Parking can be tricky but once you find beach access is straightforward

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Loved this place. Find a place to rent chairs. Makes it even better we stayed at the left end of the beach as it was rough when we were there. The left end was somewhat calm even when the rest of the beach was quite...More

1  Thank Highclasslowrent
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

This was the first beach we went to and we would have loved to have gone back but there were too many things to do!!

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Just loved hanging out on this beach, walking in the sand, sipping beers that were delivered from the local bar/shack, sailing in the bay. so many palm trees. Felt very safe! Worth paying a guy 100 pesos (about $2) for a beach chair, or hang...More

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Shacoco
April 12, 2018|
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Response from Zoxil | Reviewed this property |
we were there over Xmas and New years and stayed at the far end of Las Ballenas from town. felt totally safe. our 16 year old son took an ATV into town at night and back by himself... frankly, beach felt safer there than in... More
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Vlasta M
January 24, 2018|
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Response from AC2L | Reviewed this property |
It does not matter which one you take, both are different and good; both are relatively close to each other, just 10 or 15 minutes by car you can go from one place to another. I prefer Playas las Ballenas and there I take... More
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