Playa Coson is located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. It is considered to be the best beach near the resort town of Las Terrenas. And the Dominicans themselves include it in the three most beautiful places of the Samana Peninsula.
Koson is surrounded by mountain spurs. This makes the microclimate here unique and the views truly spectacular. The mountains blend with tall coconut palms, and the ocean looks emerald against the backdrop of white sand.
Several hotels have appeared on the shore in recent years. Despite this, Koson remains an ideal quiet place for those who want to admire the tropical landscapes and relax in seclusion.
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How to get:
Getting to Coson Beach from Las Terrenas is pretty quick. You need to head west from the city along the boulevard “Turístico del Atlántico”. You will be there in 15-20 minutes. The distance from the bus station to the beach is 6 kilometers. You can use one of the types of transport:
- A rented car, ATV, or bike. The rental price depends on the time and the rental point.
- Taxi. You can call a car to the hotel. The driver will take you as close to the shore as possible.
- Gua-gua minibus. This public transport departs from the Las Terrenas bus station. The schedule can hardly be called correct, so you have to navigate at the bus stop or check with local residents. You need to get off at the turn to Koson Street, and then go down to the coast on foot along a dirt road (about 1.5 kilometers).
In the town of Las Terrenas, there is the famous Bonita beach (Playa Bonita). From it to Koson you can walk along the coast. The walk will take 1–2 hours.
From the city of Samana, you need to drive about an hour (46 kilometers). To order a taxi, call one of the services: Samana Premium Service or Taxi Service Samana. Those willing to travel by public transport can take gua gua from the bus station in Samana.
The Dominican Republic has a subtropical climate, humid throughout the year. The northeast winds bring freshness, so the heat on the coast is easily tolerated. In the mountains, the altitudinal zonation becomes an additional factor in the formation of the climate, but it is poorly developed, the temperature drops are low.
The rainy season in the Dominican Republic begins in late spring and mostly ends in September. During this period, showers are frequent but always end quickly, so resorts and beaches remain open.
Short showers are also possible at the beginning of the dry season. The most favorable weather in the Dominican Republic is from December to April.
The water temperature in the resorts of the Dominican Republic is higher than +26 ° С all year round. During the day at the resorts, it is steadily warmer than +25 ° С, at night from +20 ° С. Annual precipitation ranges from 1000 to 2000 mm.