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Playa St. Rafael

Playa St. Rafael Review

The joy at this spot, a few kilometers past Playa Bahoruco, is that a river comes right into the sea, and a rock dam makes a small waterfall, which, in turn, forms a pool. Little children scamper in and out of its frigid waters, and you certainly can join them. It's cold, yes, but safer than swimming in the sea, which has quite a strong undertow beneath the mild waves. Beach shacks here turn out tasty fried fish and tostones. You may even be able to get red snapper fillets in coconut sauce. Parking is RD$50, which pays for the security guard. Litter here, from Styrofoam containers to Presidente bottles, can be a definite negativo, particularly on Sundays, when it is packed with locals. You may enjoy this slice of Dominican life on weekends; midweek, it's blissfully quiet and you can have the place to yourself.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Km 17, Carretera de la Costa, St. Rafael, 82000
  • Location: Barahona
Updated: 02-24-2012

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