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.

Set 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 want regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Travelers in search of a tranquil, secluded setting should check out Playa Gen, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site.

Playa Gen brings guests a quiet and peaceful haven, since the area surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. It is near some interesting sites like Monkey Jungle, which is one of a few attractions in the area.

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 go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot within a car's reach of this historical destination.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Cabarete, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, Cabarete is a car ride off, about ten miles (16 kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Playa Gen will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

There is a nice range of hotel and resort options to choose from in the area around Playa Gen. The most accessible of which are listed in the following table.

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


Although there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you are prepared to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Cafeteraa Belly, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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 searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Playa Gen.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Cabarete Beach, situated within the range of a cab. Others might prefer Magante Beach, which could provide more action, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's found nine miles to the east.

Vacationers may also want to visit Rogelio Beach, located 11 miles to the east.

The Dominican Republic has so much to offer, and dropping by Playa Gen is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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