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 should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to 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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline.

Playa Gen brings guests a quiet and peaceful enclave, especially since the area surrounding the beach is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Playa Gen is on the Dominican Republic's North coast. It is near some interesting sites like Monkey Jungle, which is among the area's attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of the Dominican Republic, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Carcel San Felipe, which is within driving distance of the beach.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby 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

Playa Gen is very close to Cabarete, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Cabarete, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Cabarete is found maybe ten miles (16 kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers will find a decent variety of booking options to pick from in the vicinity of 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
Velero Beach Resort 9.6 NW Resort


While this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing 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.

Nearby restaurants are listed below.

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

Vacationers in search of 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, located within cab range of the beach. On the other hand, Magante Beach offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it nine miles to the east.

You may also want to consider Rogelio Beach, located 11 miles away.

Playa Gen could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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