Playa Bibijagua – Bavaro
Playa Bibijagua is perhaps the most active beach in the Punta Cana-Bavaro areas. Here you will find a grand shopping plaza called Plaza Bibijagua, with over 100 stalls for touristic items such as beach clothing, cigars, inexpensive jewelry, shells, rum, coffee, beach floats, snorkel masks and the famously known aphrodisiac, “Mamajuana”, a local liquor made by the locals. The beach is full of all kinds of activities for whatever your mood dictates. There are designated areas for swimming so be sure to abide because of the many boats and wind surfers. If you want an active day, a beautiful beach, excellent restaurants and bars, this is your place! Here you can stay at five-star all-inclusive resorts or if you prefer to have a more authentic experience, you can find, vacation rentals, hotels and youth hostels.
Plaza Bibijagua is located on Bavaro Beach in between IFA Villas Bavaro and Barcelo Bavaro Beach resort. It is a short twenty-minute drive to the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). You can reach Playa Bibijagua by following Avenue Estados Unidos toward Bavaro and look for the sign ‘Bibijaqua” near Venezia Restaurant.
Fun, Active and International. Playa Bibijagua is populated with restaurants, bars, souvenir shops and non-stop action including a large assortment of water excursions…and of course you can pamper yourself further with a relaxing massage or having your hair braided!
Popular activities include catamaran trips, two-story party boats, high-speed boats, parasailing, deep-sea fishing, diving, snorkeling, flyboat, windsurfing, paddle boats, party cruises, spa cruises and pirate cruises. You can also take banana boat trips, kayaking, sailing trips or simply stroll along the white soft coral sand. … the list of activities goes on and on! Touring boats are also available with glass bottoms so you can get an up close view of marine life. There are many restaurants and bars to enjoy from Dominican, International to Italian. Many excursions are launched from this beach so be sure to check them out.
Fairly crowded depending on the day- lots going on!
Playa Bibijagua is open to the public and easily accessible via car or walking along the beach. Bring a towel and spread out on the sand or hang out at any of the cool restaurant and bars that provide chaise lounges for their clients.
To be noted
Do not expect a serene day! This beach is active noisy but full of fun! One of the nicest places to sun and dine is the Marina Caribe Restaurant & Beach Club. The offer excellent Mediterranean Caribbean cuisine, a beautiful environment and top-notch service whether you dine on the beach under a lovely white umbrella or inside. Go with the appetizers! Actually all the food is delicious! See below for other restaurants.
Vacation Rentals: Villas, Condos, and Apartments:
https://www.flipkey.com/frontdesk/view/63876/brenmark+management/ – a local property manager
Hotels & Hostels – in the heart of Bavaro very short walking distance to Playa Bibijagua
NH Punta Cana Hotel 809-285-6500
El Cortecito Inn 809-552-0639
Hotel Merengue 809-552-9992
All-Inclusive Resorts in the area
Paradisus Punta Cana 809-687-9923
Hotel Vista Sol Punta Cana 809-221-2728
Barcelo Dominican Beach 809-221-0714
Now Larimar/Secrets Royal Beach 809-221-4646
Paradisus Palma Real 809-688-5000
Melia Caribe Tropical 809-221-1290
IFA Villas Bavaro Resort and Spa 809-221-8555
Barcelo Bavaro Beach 809-686-5797
Bavaro Palace Delux 809-686-5797
Restaurants on Playa Bibijagua
Marina Caribe Restaurant & Beach Club: Mediterranean Caribbean cuisine; 849-260-1615/829-559-4751
Comedor Bibijagua: Local Dominican food right off the beach- (all the locals go there- excellent!)
Poseidon Restaurant: Fresh Seafood, 809-708-1563
Langosta Roja: Local Dominican food on the beach; 809-221-8555