Offering the same view as the famous Playa Rincon, but reached in half the time, La Playita is the perfect spot for guests looking to get away from the mob scene at the cruise lines' beach.
After being picked up at the pier, you will travel approximately 35 minutes to La Playita, near the sleepy little fishing town of Las Galeras. The water here is just like what you see on postcards, and the panorama of mountains that stretch out into the ocean will surely take up one of your camera's digital memory cards.
During your free time at the beach, a typical Dominican buffet of fish and chicken is included, as well as your drinks on the beach (drinks served inside the restaurant are not included and are at an additional charge).
As everyone likes something different at the beach, all other items are on an a la carte basis, so you can create your own customized perfect day at the beach. Lounge chairs are available for $5 US and massages are available right on the beach for $25 US a half-hour and $50 US for a full hour.
La Playita is one of the best places on the whole peninsula to snorkel. The reef creates a natural breakwater that keeps the waves to a minimum. If you have your own gear, bring it along. If not, snorkel gear is available to rent for $15 US.
There is also a dive shop right on the beach and they can often set up a dive for you right on the spot. If you go diving, there are manta rays and a host of other marine life not far off the beach.
Time at the beach is approximately 3 hours. Your guide will be there the entire time to answer any questions or assist you with equipment rental.