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.

Located 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 whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that isn't lined with high-rise hotels; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Playa Gen are perfect when you need a break from the typical tourist scene.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Playa Gen grants a quiet and relaxing enclave, due to the fact that the surrounding region is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Playa Gen on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. It is near some interesting sites like Club Bahia Principe, which is located 11 miles to the east, and it is one of a number of area's attractions.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa. This museum is located 16 miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Gen
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Club Bahia Principe Casino 10.8 E Hispaniola
Monkey Jungle Zip Line Site 11.9 WNW --
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

Playa Gen is very close to Cabarete, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The city of Cabarete is close-by and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Cabarete is located roughly ten miles (16 kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of places to stay a car ride away. A list of the closest possibilities 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
Hotel El Magnifico 9.5 NW Villa complex


While this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are prepared to drive a bit. Pizzeraa El Bombon is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

Restaurants near Playa Gen
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Pizzeraa El Bombon (809) 739-0277 Italian -- -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach in the Dominican Republic will have lots of options besides Playa Gen.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Cabarete Beach, found within the range of a cab. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might find that Magante Beach is just right. It's located nine miles to the east.

Travelers may also want to consider Rogelio Beach, which is located 11 miles to the east.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Dominican Republic, but Playa Gen is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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