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.

Positioned in the heart of Guayacanes, Playa Guayacanes is on the South coast of Hispaniola. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers will find that, while Playa Guayacanes is certainly not secluded, you also wouldn't call it particularly popular. It's the perfect choice for those of you who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

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.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Playa Guayacanes. You will also be pleased to find umbrellas and chairs here, so visitors looking for a break from the hot sun will get their wish.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the Dominican Republic's South coast. It is near some interesting sites like Los Marlins Golf Course at Metro Country Club, which is a short cab ride away, and it is one of the attractions in the area.

If you want more information on the history of the Dominican Republic, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For instance, nearby is Morey Building, which is one of the closest historical destinations in the vicinity of Playa Guayacanes.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones 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

Tourists at Playa Guayacanes who are seeking further attractions might want to think about checking out Boca Chica, since it's nearby and is a particularly bustling part of the Dominican Republic. From Playa Guayacanes, Boca Chica is located roughly ten miles (16 kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. Playa Guayacanes is not near very many major hotels, but it can attract guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a good selection of booking options to pick from close to Playa Guayacanes. The most accessible of which have been listed in the table that follows.

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
Barcelo Capella All-inclusive 4.0 mi. E Hispaniola Resort
Be Live Hamaca Beach 9.7 mi. W -- Resort
Calypso Beach Hotel 9.8 mi. W -- Hotel


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to visit an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into the Dominican Republic's specialty dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Cafe del Sol. The restaurant has American food. Visitors often rave about their seafood. A major perk of this restaurant is that it's just a quick walk away.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Playa Guayacanes.

Another location you might enjoy is Playa Boca del Soco, which is in a pretty active location. It is located 16 miles to the east. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Guayacanes Beach could be a good option for you. It is located only a short distance away.

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

Perhaps Playa Guayacanes is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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