Unlike so many beaches along the bay of San Antonio, Playa Pinet really does offer a laid-back vibe and special atmosphere, thanks to the famous Global Reggae Bar. You don’t have to a reggae fan to find this place alluring – the welcoming and inclusive environment is enjoyed by families, couples and party seekers alike.
The Global Reggae Bar is a unique wooden building complete with green, yellow and red flags that dominate this part of the bay, so much so that people have renamed the location Reggae Beach! In contrast to other beach resorts, Playa Pinet is separated from the hotel complexes behind it by pleasant greenery and exotic palms. The beach is large and welcoming with soft, golden sands and room for all. Local vendors hire sun loungers and wooden hammocks can be rented via The Global Reggae Bar. Visitors can also visit the local beach bars and café, all of which have a reggae/Caribbean theme, and sample the snack offerings.
Playa Pinet offers a range of watersport activities and instructors walk the beach with flyers and discounts to lure beach dwellers onto banana boats, peddle boats and jet-skis. The water is clean and clear; the bay provides some shallows that make the beach popular with families. During the height of the summer season, parasailing and water skiing are offered to those who crave adventure and excitement while others bask in the sun.
The town is proud of its beach and it’s clear to see why. The clean and welcoming sands attract partygoers and families with a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Playa Pinet is well equipped for visitors, with showers and toilet facilities as well as parking for those who come from afar. It’s location, about 3 kilometres from San Antonio, makes it easy to reach at the same time as feeling distinctly different from the party capital and the hipster beaches.