Welcome to Luperón
Luperón is famous as a ‘hurricane hole’ – a safe haven from rough seas for boaters (treasure hunters suspect several Spanish galleons foundered and sunk just before reaching safety here). There are two fairly rundown marinas and on average anywhere from 100 to 150 craft in the harbor. Unless you’re a boater, though, the town has little appeal. Deeply rutted and dusty streets are quiet during the day and in near total darkness at night. However, nearby Playa Grande is a beautiful long strip of palm-backed white sand with wavy blue waters. The shabby all-inclusive resort fronting the beach has closed (mercifully for guests but an unfortunate blow to Luperón's economy); however, the property's buildings remain, abandoned and dilapidated. The easiest access is down a dirt and gravel road running beside the former resort. A motoconcho ride from town is about RD$75.