Playa Guayacanes

Located between Santo Domingo and the resort areas of the East, Playa Guayacanes is popular among both. If you visit you will without doubt be one of many.

Located in Guayacanes, Playa Guayacanes is on the South coast of Hispaniola. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Though you wouldn't necessarily call Playa Guayacanes secluded, it's also not packed to the brim with beachgoers, like many of the other beaches can be. So while this isn't the most private place on the island to spend time with your sweetheart, you'll rarely be disturbed by crowds of beachgoers, should you decide to take a romantic walk.

How to Access The Beach
Guests driving to Playa Guayacanes will need to take the main highway heading East out of Santo Domingo until it comes to Boulevar de Juan Dolio. The beach is located on that road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Despite the build up and crowds, Playa Guayacanes is able to maintain a remote tropical charm that is usually lost among popular beaches.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Playa Guayacanes. It's also good to know that you will have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so visitors seeking some respite from the sun will not go leave unhappy.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the Dominican Republic's South coast. It is near Los Marlins Golf Course at Metro Country Club, which is situated three miles to the east-northeast, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Museo De Lary Mar, one of the closest museums, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Guayacanes
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Los Marlins Golf Course at Metro Country Club Golf Course 3.0 ENE Hispaniola
Coral Costa Caribe American Casino Casino 3.2 E Hispaniola
Guava Berry Golf and Country Club Golf Course 3.4 NNE Hispaniola
Be Live Hamaca Beach Casino Casino 9.7 W --
Museo De Lary Mar Museum 10.0 W --

Cities and Towns

Playa Guayacanes guests looking for additional places to explore should think about making the trip to Boca Chica, because it's not far away and is an area full of activity. From the beach, Boca Chica is a little ways off, maybe ten miles (16 kilometers) away.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

There is a decent variety of lodging options to pick from in the area around the beach. The most convenient of which are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Playa Guayacanes
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Playa Real Beach Resort 0.8 mi. ENE Hispaniola Hotel
Fior di Loto 2.1 mi. E Hispaniola Hotel
Coop Marena Beach Resort 2.2 mi. E Hispaniola Resort
Real Caribe Resort -- -- Hispaniola Resort
Embassy Suites Hotel at Los Marlins 3.0 mi. ENE Hispaniola Hotel
Plaza Real Resort Hotel 3.2 mi. E Hispaniola Resort
Costa Caribe Coral by Hilton 3.2 mi. E Hispaniola Resort
Be Live Hamaca Beach 9.7 mi. W -- Resort
Calypso Beach Hotel 9.8 mi. W -- Hotel

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Cafe del Sol. This restaurant has a menu featuring American cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. Conveniently, it is just a short walk away.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Guayacanes
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cafe del Sol (809) 526-1559 American Very Casual 0.0 mi. N
Cococane -- Italian -- 0.0 mi. N
Deli Swiss Guayacanes (809) 526-1226 International Fine Dining 0.0 mi. N
Salitre Restaurante (809) 526-1969 Spanish Informal 0.3 mi. NE
Solarena Pizza Palace (829) 435-1515 Italian Very Casual 0.8 mi. ENE
El Sueno (809) 526-3903 Italian Informal 2.5 mi. E
El Con Con -- Caribbean, Italian Very Casual 2.8 mi. E
El Lobo & La Sal Cocina de Mar (809) 526-1819 Caribbean Very Casual 2.8 mi. E
Pepek Narmonick (809) 526-1890 International Informal 2.8 mi. E
Bella Italia -- Italian Very Casual -- --
Bella Venezia (809) 526-1214 Italian -- -- --
El Agave (809) 526-2449 Mexican Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Hispaniola has many nice beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

If the active mood at Playa Guayacanes is one of the features you love, consider heading to Playa Boca del Soco, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it 16 miles to the east. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Guayacanes Beach is a location which doesn't see as many crowds. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

You may also enjoy Caribe Beach, located two and a half miles to the west.

Maybe Playa Guayacanes is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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