This is a quiet condo community located just a couple blocks from the beach. It is also located next to the El Dorado Shopping Plaza which is home to a well-stocked small supermarket, a lovely bakery with free WiFi, a pharmacy, pet store, salon and a variety of restaurants. There is a fruit vendor up the street and a man selling fish and lobster from his motorcycle passes through the area periodically. My husband and I rented a condo for a wonderful week of beautiful weather, rest and relaxation. It was easy to book excursions online and have them pick us up at the nearby market or bakery. There was even a salon nearby (Ruth Spa) where we enjoyed a couple’s massage for $30 each. This was particularly appreciated after our surfing adventure and horseback riding...yes we went twice in one week.
The condo we rented was tastefully decorated and very comfortable (Homeway.com ~ #209894). The unit had free WiFi which was very convenient. The owner, Jorge, was responsive, honest and helpful in his communication. He provided maps as well as helpful recommendations. He resides in Florida but has property management in Punta Cana. Jorge also promptly refunded our rental deposit.
If you’re looking for lodging near the beach but away from the often crowded resorts, I would highly recommend renting this condo in this area. Happy travels!