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Address: Camino a Playa Madama, Las Galeras, Dominican Republic

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Quiet, secluded, impressive!

What an amazing spot! Secluded in a sheltered bay, and accessible by boat. The cliffs surrounding the beach enclose it in its own private world. Take the boat from las Galeras... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
John F
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Osaka, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach could be lovely but it is dirty from what the people left there. Another thing is the theft - our friends got robbed on the way back from there(at a banana plantation) and were threatened by a guy with a machete. If you decide to go, dont take anything valuable, there is also an option to go with... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing spot! Secluded in a sheltered bay, and accessible by boat. The cliffs surrounding the beach enclose it in its own private world. Take the boat from las Galeras, but hold on. The seas can be quite rough until you get into the bay.

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Thank John F
London, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Be sure to follow the path to the caves. No far, our boat operator showed us the way. Be sure to have your water shoes.

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Thank Joe M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Nice beach... Is a special one where you can enjoy to snorkeling... I really love that is a "virgin" beach and NOT a comercial one...

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Thank CR V
Orcas Island, Washington
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Similar to the reviewer on March 9, a friend and I were robbed this past Friday, November 25, 2016 by two men with masks over their faces and carrying large knives. They jumped out of the bushes yelling and took just about everything we were carrying, which thankfully wasn't a lot because we knew that robberies in this area were... More 

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2 Thank Rachel E
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Playa Madama is a beautiful hidden beach with a cave nearby. You arrive there by boat and the experience it's pretty safe. You can get there with the local captains who are regulated by the local union of boat owners. Once you reach Madama, drinking coconut water is a must and going to the caves and learning the Ciguapa story... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Red Urchins, blue fish, huge corals and anemones. Located a far swim near the mouth of the beach on both the left and right sides near the rocky cliffs. Nice nice nice.

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1 Thank Louise G
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The beach has quite a bit of sea grass. You need to stick close the cliff sides to see the fish. We went on a rough sea day so it was a little scary. The guides gave us fresh coconuts and we drank the milk. Hiked a short distance to the cave where we saw bats, huge whip spider &... More 

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Thank Marlis N
Sosua, Dominican Republic
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128 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We went here with our 1 yr old last weekend. We have a carrier for him. We asked at our hotel how to get there and it was about a 45 min hike through the hills. the path is a little overgrown and goes by lots of banana farms. Three are actually 2 beaches by this name and we were... More 

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1 Thank Darrell H
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

My wife and I and two other tourists were robbed at machete point today at Playa Madama. The beach is very beautiful and the snorkeling is good, but I would be VERY careful about going by foot in a small group. We walked down from the big tourist sign pointing the way to Playa Madama. A beautiful walk, through banana... More 

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