The beaches of the Jaragua National Park

There is no doubt that the most popular of all the beaches situated within the Jaragua National Park is the “Bahia de las Aguilas” beach (Bay of Eagles Beach).  However, the park’s coastal region offers visitors incredible beautiful, and unique, beaches.

In order to reach some of the beaches at the park, visitors may have to hire a boat from the local fishermen in order to get to some of these paradisiacal beaches.

This is the case with “Bahia de las Aguilas” and “Playa Blanca,” two world-class beaches characterized by their beauty and kilometers upon kilometers of deserted white-sand beaches.

“Bahia de las Aguilas”

Once the visitor sees photographs of “Bahia de las Aguilas,” there is really very little else to say.  The beauty of the place will speak for itself.

Visitors to the beach can literally have a couple of kilometers to themselves, that’s how off-the-beaten-track this magnificent beach is.

Once there, visitors will rarely walk the entire beach which is why many do not get to see prehistoric carvings of deities that once protected the region.

Playa Blanca

“Playa Blanca” Beach is not as long as “Bahia de las Aguilas.” But its beauty defies any kind of formal description.

The region’s characteristic turquoise waters quietly bathe a big sandbar that rests underneath a cliff.

Fishermen have mounted a seasonal camp on the beach. Underneath the make-shift camp are homemade hammocks used by the wives, who remain there preparing meals while the men go out to fish.

 For boat rentals:  “Restaurant Cueva de Las Aguilas”: 809 474 3804/809 753 8058; or write to

Adolfo López
Environmental Consultant

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