Today ,it is a wild beach with a very few signs of civilization along its entire length, but with an imminent real estate development. So there will be to hurry to enjoy the tranquility of an almost unknown beach, where you can practice snorkeling in the reef that closes the beach to the east.
During the trade season Playa Esmeralda is ideal for day anchoring better than spend the night. The beach is open to the north and the wave coming from the northwest can make it very uncomfortable. To sail there from Samana takes about 4.30 hours, and crosses the bay to the south coast, passing by Sabana la Mar, Cayo Levantado, Las Cañitas and Miches.