How is it in Playa Fronton?
Playa Fronton is an alternative, still somewhat popular destination for anyone visiting Samana. The views landinwards are beautiful, though limited because the is surrounded by rocks with lush vegetation. There is a small open air restaurant and bar.
The beach is ok, the sand is a little rough, both on the beach and in the water. There is an almost sandfree part toward the south.
What can I do at Playa Fronton?
Many just relax on the beach, which has a nice amount of shade from the palmtrees, right on the shore. You could enjoy a prepared meal, or get refreshment from some drinks or beverages offered here.
You can do some snorkeling. If you go on the beach around a big rock toward the south you get to another small beach. Here the water is nice clear. There’s few sand, rather a big plate of seafloor, but … the current in the shallow water is rather strong. And there are big sea-urchins, just so you know. Though it’s a little effort, it’s still very enjoyable.
If you like hiking, you can get from here to Boca Del Diablo, just go south along the coast, you’ll notice the path, it’s about a 1-2 hour hike if you have a decent pace.
I believe here is a shower too in case you feel too sandy. Since the beach is sandy, though it has quite some stones and pieces of coral fossils.
How do I get there?
You can go to Playa las Galeras. From there you can take one of the small boats (‘lancha’). This should be around 4-500 RD$ pp. The alternative is driving to Boca Del Diablo, and get a guide there for 3-400 RD$ who will take you to Playa Fronton on foot. It’s about a 90 minutes walk. If you’re there around the winter, you may well get some fresh coconuts on the road included. The children will gladly guard your car, just give them 20 RD$, to keep them happy too.
What should I bring?
- Sun or UV protection and after sun skin care
- UV protective clothing (also in case of sunburn)
- Camera (underwater preferred)
- Bathing suits and towels
- Snorkel and flippers
- Food and/or drinks (or buy there)
- hiking equipment
- Mosquito repellent