So close to heaven
Playa Santo Domingo Travel Blog› entry 21 of 52 › view all entries
After having visited Altagracia, we wanted to visit the wonderful Santo Domingo beach or Playa Santo Domingo as it is called locally. On our way to Altagracia we had seen a sign towards the beach but also a sign indicating that there would be road construction. It turned out that the normal road had been blocked because they were working on bringing it up to the same standard as the other main road of the island. When we arrived there a local bus was trying to get up from the deviation and it seemed pretty difficult.
We waited until the bus had managed to get out before we could go down the intermediate road; the deviation road was quite bad but it was nothing that our everywhere-driving-all-eating Yaris could not handle.
We drove along the whole beach in order to find the best place to enter the beach but I decided to drive back to where we came from and go down from the Concepcion side which looked the easiest. There we also found the bar or restaurant; Natural. Entering there turned also out to be one of the best places to have full visual access towards Maderas and the whole beauty of the beach.
The Natural bar has an all natural products menu and they even make the tea from the garden.
The view was stunning and I could sit there this moment as well; besides the view the whole atmosphere was calm and relaxing. Next to me a young American couple was sitting discussing the possibility of buying a lot there and I could only smile at their ambitions and wish them all the luck and success in the world and just hope that their dream would come true.
We stayed there for around 1½ hour before we decided to leave for the next sight.