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Address: Camino a Playa Madama, Las Galeras, Dominican Republic

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Beautiful hidden beach

Playa Madama is a beautiful hidden beach with a cave nearby. You arrive there by boat and the experience it's pretty safe. You can get there with the local captains who are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Luisana P
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Orcas Island, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Similar to the reviewer on March 9, a friend and I were robbed this past Friday, November 25, 2016 by two men with masks over their faces and carrying large knives. They jumped out of the bushes yelling and took just about everything we were carrying, which thankfully wasn't a lot because we knew that robberies in this area were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Playa Madama is a beautiful hidden beach with a cave nearby. You arrive there by boat and the experience it's pretty safe. You can get there with the local captains who are regulated by the local union of boat owners. Once you reach Madama, drinking coconut water is a must and going to the caves and learning the Ciguapa story... More 

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Thank Luisana P
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Red Urchins, blue fish, huge corals and anemones. Located a far swim near the mouth of the beach on both the left and right sides near the rocky cliffs. Nice nice nice.

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1 Thank Louise G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The beach has quite a bit of sea grass. You need to stick close the cliff sides to see the fish. We went on a rough sea day so it was a little scary. The guides gave us fresh coconuts and we drank the milk. Hiked a short distance to the cave where we saw bats, huge whip spider &... More 

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Thank Marlis N
Sosua, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We went here with our 1 yr old last weekend. We have a carrier for him. We asked at our hotel how to get there and it was about a 45 min hike through the hills. the path is a little overgrown and goes by lots of banana farms. Three are actually 2 beaches by this name and we were... More 

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Thank Darrell H
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

My wife and I and two other tourists were robbed at machete point today at Playa Madama. The beach is very beautiful and the snorkeling is good, but I would be VERY careful about going by foot in a small group. We walked down from the big tourist sign pointing the way to Playa Madama. A beautiful walk, through banana... More 

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Waterdown, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Spent a short time snorkeling here as part of the three beach excursion from Grand Paradise Samana. As for snorkeling, nothing spectacular, but beautiful setting and enjoyable visit

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Thank kbosveld
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This beach is best accessed by boat, but there is a trail to it so I have been told. I think it takes about 1and half hours from the Grand Paradise resort and have been told it is not for the faint of hart.

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Thank Michael C
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We enjoyed the hiking to this beach more than the beach itself. The hiking is beautiful, not too hard and with lots of interesting flora and fauna to see (if you are into this kind of thing). The beach itself is nice, but there were 6 other people and it felt crowded. We brought our snorkeling gear and we only... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Traveled there by boat. It was pretty, but not something I would devote an entire day to again. If you're looking for remote, Playa Rincon is better and gives you miles of beach to choose from and find a "private" spot.

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