The DR continues to stand out in the main tourism lists of the world, this time Cayo Arena beach is among the “50 Best Beaches in the World” made by Banana Boat.
This list compiles the votes of more than 750 travel and beach experts, including influencers, journalists, industry experts and travel agencies, as well as beach ambassadors, according to the official website of the list.
The result is a list of 50 stunning beaches, located on different continents, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, building sand castles and sipping cocktails under umbrellas.
Position number 27
Cayo Arena is ranked number 27 and is described as “a small island paradise in the DR that is not so much a beach as a sandbar. This piece of heaven is mainly used for snorkeling and scuba diving in the incredible and colorful coral reef that surrounds it.”
He also adds, “the sand and water are so beautiful you’ll feel like you’re in a postcard, and once you’re sitting on the moon-white sand, surrounded by fantastic shades of blue, you’ll never want to leave.”
They also highlight the best times to visit, highlighting the seasons between November and April as the best options, as there is “less chance of rain” in the area.
“If you go between June and October, expect more rain, especially in May and September. No matter when you go, the sea temperature in Cayo Arena is always pleasant,” they say.
To get to Cayo Arena, you can take a speedboat or tour from Punta Rucia, between Montecristi and Puerto Plata, in the north of the country. The beach can be very crowded, so they suggest going in low season and early in the morning. “Spend a lot of time in the water, as the experience of hacersnorkeles really incredible.”
“His commitment to the welfare, art, culture and tourism has been crucial to promote this project that now adorns the boardwalk, Gregorio Luperón Avenue, the Historic Center, the entrance of the city and the municipal cemetery area,” he adds. Paulino said that Puerto Plata said that not only beautifies the city, but also strengthens its identity and attractiveness, making it a culturally enriched destination for residents and visitors.