Juan Dolio Beach

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A nice place to relax, Juan Dolio offers visitors a gorgeous beach and the opportunity to explore some of the areas best natural attractions in the region, such as rivers, caves, and off-shore islands. The beach is often called one of the nicest within the vicinity of Santo Domingo, so you know a day planned at Juan Dolio will be a pleasurable one.

Located near the center of Juan Dolio, near Guayacanes, this beach is on the East coast of Hispaniola. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, may really like the middle ground found at Juan Dolio Beach. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's not dead and empty either.

How to Access The Beach
Calle Principal runs parallel to Juan Dolio. Exit off the main road onto a dirt road which takes you right up to the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Juan Dolio is a splendid stretch of soft white sand and cool blue water. This beach is centrally located near the capital, airport, and several other popular beaches on the southeast side of the Dominican Republic. Juan Dolio is lined with hotels and resorts.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Juan Dolio Beach is the ultimate convenience. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Though it is lined with hotels and can get crowded, Juan Dolio is still a little more laid-back than some of the other beaches on the island. The crowds are usually comprised of tourists staying at Juan Dolio's water front hotels.

Since Juan Dolio Beach can be located in a hot tourist destination, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Juan Dolio Beach is on the Dominican Republic's East coast. It is close to Coral Costa Caribe American Casino, which is located a half mile to the east, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Juan Dolio Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Coral Costa Caribe American Casino Casino 0.4 mi. E Hispaniola
Los Marlins Golf Course at Metro Country Club Golf Course 0.7 mi. N Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

Juan Dolio Beach guests looking for some additional excitement should consider heading to San Pedro De Macoris, since it's nearby and is a particularly bustling part of the Dominican Republic.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a good number of lodgings a car ride away. Some of the closest possibilities are displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Juan Dolio Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Real Caribe Resort -- -- Resort
Plaza Real Resort Hotel 0.4 mi. E Resort
Costa Caribe Coral by Hilton 0.4 mi. E Resort
Coop Marena Beach Resort 0.7 mi. W Resort
Embassy Suites Hotel at Los Marlins 0.7 mi. N Hotel
Fior di Loto 0.7 mi. W Hotel

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to eat at a local restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest restaurants is El Con Con. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Italian dishes on the menu. They are also known for their pizza and seafood. Conveniently, it is just a short, walkable distance away.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Juan Dolio Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Con Con -- Caribbean, Italian Very Casual 0.0 mi. N
El Lobo & La Sal Cocina de Mar (809) 526-1819 Caribbean Very Casual 0.0 mi. N
El Sueno (809) 526-3903 Italian Informal 0.3 mi. W
Roxy Bar Piscina (829) 352-8721 American Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Bella Italia -- Italian Very Casual -- --
Bella Venezia (809) 526-1214 Italian -- -- --
El Agave (809) 526-2449 Mexican Very Casual -- --
Giulia's Cafe -- American Very Casual -- --
I Gemelli -- Italian -- -- --
La Brisa -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
La Cigales (809) 526-1039 -- -- -- --
La Playa by Nopal (809) 526-1115 Mexican Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Hispaniola you might like besides Juan Dolio Beach.

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

Of course, the Dominican Republic has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Juan Dolio Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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