Playa Gen

Playa Gen is one of the lesser visited beaches, but only because of its distance from most major cities in the nation. However, it you happen to be visiting the area, then Playa Gen is not a bad choice to visit too.

Situated in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, 2.3 miles northwest of Gaspar Hernandez, Playa Gen is on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Playa Gen.

How to Access The Beach
Playa Gen is located just off of Route 5 when heading West out of Barrio Candor.

Amenities and Ambiance

On the northern coast, Playa Gen gets a bit rougher waters than most beaches on the island, though it is still safe to swim in. Though if you wanted to stay away from rough waters, you will still be able to swim in the river that cuts right through the beach.

Please note that public restrooms are not available.

If you tend to desire shores that offer visitors an idyllic environment, then think about trying out Playa Gen; it's hidden away in a more natural sector of the region.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Playa Gen is on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. It is near Monkey Jungle, which is one of a few local attractions.

Historical attractions such as Carcel San Felipe offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Playa Gen, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about the Dominican Republic, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this coast is 27 miles from this destination of historical interest.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Gen
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Monkey Jungle Zip Line Site 9.9 NW --
Club Bahia Principe Casino 10.8 E Hispaniola
Pauhana Surf School Surfing Instruction 13.2 NW --
Casino Playa Chiquita Casino 16.0 NW --
Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa Museum 16.1 WNW --

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Cabarete is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, Cabarete is a car ride off, about ten miles (16 kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good number of lodgings within driving distance. A few of the more convenient choices are seen in the list below.

Accommodations near Playa Gen
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cabarete East Beachfront Resort 8.6 NW Hotel
Casa Blanca Hotel 9.5 NW Hotel
Velero Beach Resort 9.6 NW Resort


Though you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're willing to drive or bike a few miles. Cafeteraa Belly is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Playa Gen
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cafeteraa Belly (809) 587-2289 -- -- -- --
Pizzeraa El Bombon (809) 739-0277 Italian -- -- --
Rancho Tipico Pancholo -- -- -- 2.5 mi. SE
Restaurant Pancholo -- -- -- 2.6 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Playa Gen doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you might enjoy is Cabarete Beach, located only a cab ride away from the coast. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at Magante Beach. It's located nine miles to the east.

You may also enjoy Rogelio Beach, located 11 miles to the east.

While the Dominican Republic has many alluring attractions, a trip to Playa Gen could end up a family favorite.


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