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Macao Beach (Playa Macao)
Macao Beach (Playa Macao)

Macao Beach (Playa Macao)

Macao Beach, Macao

The Basics

Lounge on the sand, boogie board, or learn how to surf near the beach’s bigger breakers. If you prefer to stay dry on land, an afternoon horseback ride serves up coastal views and fresh air. For a dose of adrenaline and an overview of the area’s natural highlights, visit the beach and the nearby Macao Cave during a dune buggy adventure from Punta Cana.

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Macao Beach Surf Lessons
Macao Beach Surf Lessons
$94.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Learn how to surf in perfect conditions
I've always wanted to learn how to surf and a friend recommended this excursion. The people were amazing! They had the whole family up on the first run. For two hours we hit baby wave after baby wave. By the end we were itching for a bigger challenge. This is the place to learn!
Nolan_S, Apr 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Punta Cana

star-5
10/10!!
Umbreena_A, Aug 2022
4-Hour Dune Buggy and ATV Tour in Macao Beach with Horse Ride
10/10 best experience Great price Had a great time Everyone was welcoming And great Recommend this to all
star-4
Awesome experience!
laworuns, Jul 2022
Half Day Tour in Boogies in Punta Cana, Macao Beach and Taíno Cave
So much fun driving the buggy. Had a nice experience with the coffee tour. Only disappointed with not visiting Macao beach when it’s part of the tour.
star-4
A few of the Dune Buggies...
Akeisha_D, Jul 2022
Caribbean Dune Buggies with Macao beach and Cave
A few of the Dune Buggies kept breaking down. I noticed a few from other companies were on the side of the road as well. Maybe some money needs to be put into a few new ones. Overall, it was a fun experience. Just wish some of my family and friends were able to stay with us during the entire tour.
star-5
Driving durty
Carla_J, Jul 2022
Caribbean Dune Buggies with Macao beach and Cave
Great tour! Loved it! My family.. 2 teens had a ball! Transportation went good, no problems there! Macao beach was beautiful! Got pics with monkeys & birds
star-4
Beach is awesome - need to drop the sales pitch
Christopher_G, Jul 2022
River Cave and Macao Beach Half-Day Quad Bike Adventure
Macao Beach is terrific but its too short of a stop. The stop at the cave was trying to navigate through peddlers and tourists. The ATVs were a lot of fun. They stopped to try and pitch coffee and cigars. This part of the tour should be dropped. They should also drop the cave and go straight to the beach.
star-4
Bring clothes to get dirty then dive in blue water
Tramaine_W, May 2022
Extreme Buggy Tour in Punta Cana + River Cave + Macao Beach
Riding in the mud was great. Got extremely dirty and my sister and I loved it. Didn’t get a chance to stay at the beach long and that wasn’t nice, but over all it was a great time.
star-5
Great afternoon
Joshwa_H, May 2022
Extreme Buggy Tour in Punta Cana + River Cave + Macao Beach
It was definitely an adventure. If you are expecting something boogie, this is not for you. You get dirty.
star-4
Great
Veronica_T, Apr 2022
Half-Day Punta Cana Buggy Tour with Macao Beach and Cenote
So the overall experience was great..... the only thing I did not like is that the ride said 10:55am and I was in the lobby at 10:45am and I seen the bus driving out the hotel gate..... they sent another driver to come get us and we made the tour ...... overall me and my family had a great time
star-5
Surfing lesson
Madelein_J, Apr 2022
Macao Beach Surf Lessons
What a wonderful company that could not do enough for our son on his first surfing lesson. Great fun and unbelievable memories for us watching from the shoreline.
star-4
We would do it again!
Jenna_F, Jan 2022
River Cave and Macao Beach Half-Day Quad Bike Adventure
The actual tour was great. You spend a lot of time riding the ATV but caution…you will get super dirty and bring some towels and maybe a change of clothes. The best thing is to bring a waterproof backpack. After the tour is over they do have outside showers to rinse off in. We had a lot of fun.
star-4
Wild
Lucia_S, Jan 2022
Dune Buggy + Breef Safari, River Cave and Macao Beach
It was a wonderful experience. The dune buggy, water cave and beach was so much fun! The dune buggy was a perfect time to get messy. It would have been nice to spend more time on the water cave and the beach.
star-5
Very good!
EugenijaB, Dec 2021
Macao Beach Surf Lessons
It was great! Very well organised. Videos and photos available and sent the same day. Overall great experience.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Several stands sell cold beers and local grub, including fresh-caught fish and lobsters.

  • There are no restrooms on-site.

  • Bring along some cash to purchase souvenirs from the beach vendors.

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How to Get There

Macao Beach is located on the northern side of the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana region, roughly 20 minutes by road from most resorts. The beach is accessible by taxi or via a guided tour. Ride-sharing services were recently introduced to the nation, but are only available in big cities such as Santo Domingo, Santiago, and Puerto Plata.

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When to Get There

Since Macao Beach is a favorite among locals, try to visit during the week when it’s quieter and less crowded. Expect the biggest crowds in the Dominican Republic from December through April, especially around Christmas, New Year’s, Easter, and spring break. And keep in mind, the peak months for hurricanes in the Caribbean are September and October.

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Bavaro Beach

Located closer to Punta Cana, the more crowded Bavaro Beach draws visitors with its abundance of tour and cruise offerings, plus water activities such as snorkeling, parasailing, and windsurfing. This beach also boasts more amenities than Macao because of its proximity to Punta Cana’s luxury resorts in Punta Cana.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Macao Beach (Playa Macao)?
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Attractions near Macao Beach (Playa Macao):
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What else should I know about attractions in Punta Cana?
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As well as visiting the Macao Beach (Playa Macao), check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: