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Macao Beach

Try balancing on a board at this surf-friendly public beach, where golden sands and clear waters are perfectly framed by surrounding cliffs.

Undeveloped Macao Beach is often cited as the most beautiful beach in Punta Cana, managing to stand out from the crowd, despite being surrounded by miles upon miles of seemingly perfect Caribbean seascapes. Go there and you’ll soon understand why. Sink your toes into the fine-grain sands, dip your feet into the clear, tepid water and snack on local food, such as just-caught lobster.

Upon arrival at the beach, take a moment to appreciate the pretty surrounds. Bring your camera for photographs as the contrast of the bright blue waters against the light sands offers a photogenic backdrop.

Look for a suitable spot on the beach. As it is public and not owned by resorts, the beach attracts a good mix of both locals and tourists and you are free to settle down wherever you like.

Bring along some cash to purchase souvenirs or services from beach vendors. Get a relaxing massage or choose handicrafts for friends and family back home. To see more of the beach, opt for a horseback excursion, during which you can admire the picturesque views from the saddle.

Macao Beach is known for being a popular surfing spot and you may be able to see surfers out on the waves. Sign up for a surfing lesson at the school at the north end of the beach and see if you can stay upright on the board.

After working up an appetite, stop by one of the local snack stands to pick up food and drinks. Purchase cold local beers and sodas, cooked snacks and meals. Order some fresh fish, which will often be fried or grilled to order right in front of you.

Macao Beach is around a 20-minute drive north of Bávaro Beach. Arrange to visit as part of a buggy tour or get here by taxi. Go on weekends to see it at its liveliest, when locals flock there during their leisure time. Arrange your visit for during the week when you'll have a quieter beach experience.


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    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This Punta Cana hotel is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Macao Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Arena Gorda Beach and Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay. Iberostar Golf Course and Punta Blanca Golf Course are also within 9 miles (15 km).

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      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated on the beach, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Macao Beach and within 9 miles (15 km) of Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay and Arena Gorda Beach. Iberostar Golf Course and Cortecito Beach are also within 12 miles (20 km).

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        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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            Hotel Macao Millon
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              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana resort is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Punta Blanca Golf Course and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay. Arena Gorda Beach and Macao Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

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                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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