Playa Cosón starts just beyond Punta Bonita and is a long, wonderful stretch of nearly white sand and probably the best beach close to the town of Las Terrenas. It’s also your beachwalk path to two very nice and equally different restaurants we visit regularly. You can’t miss them. Both are at the beach.
The first one is Luis Parrillada, a bit more than an hour of walking along the beach or 45 minutes* of stand-up-paddling to reach it. Luis is a simple restaurant on the beach. Wooden tables hastily put together, plastic tablecloth and as a bonus, the slowest service in town ;-). If you decide to sample this place, put aside a good four hours including the walk. It’s a great location. You’re sitting under palm trees, no cars, no motorbikes. You enjoy a drink. You stroll balk to the “fish counter” to choose the fish and/or the lobster you would like to be grilled for you and you wait until it arrives with a couple of side dishes. We typically skip the salad… We find Luis charming, although not for everybody, and we also enjoy the digestif walk back home.
But if you prefer to dine in style, or if Luis is not for you, just continue walking for another few minutes until you reach the restaurant “The Beach”. Here you’ll get excellent food and drinks, attentive service and a beautiful setting. You will eat on the veranda of a colonial style bungalow. This lovely place is also suitable for families or a romantic tête-à-tête. We recommend that you make a reservation.
Both restaurants can also be reached by car. We use the car on lazy or rainy days and at night. Last time, two of us went by stand-up-paddle, a small group on foot and the others by car.
Don’t miss that beach walk. It’s a fine exercise on a sandy stretch between palm trees and the ocean – beautiful.