Playa El Portillo
Lined with resorts and villas, Playa Portillo begins at the entrance of Las Terrenas town, stretching all the way east as the first part of the whopping five kilometer (eight mile) long coastline. Playa Portillo’s soft white sand boasts a coral reef close enough to swim to, and offers easy snorkeling opportunities. The beach is enjoyed for the most part by resort guests and is set farther apart from town than the rest. From here, the stretch continues with varying names and characteristics along the way–as Punta Popy, Las Ballenas, Playa Bonita, and Playa Cosón.