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 heart of Juan Dolio, near Guayacanes, this beach is on the East edge of Hispaniola. You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. While there are certainly more secluded beaches in the Dominican Republic than Juan Dolio Beach, it has the right combination of city atmosphere and natural beauty to attract visitors who need a place to relax.

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.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You might also have the option to purchase food from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. 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 found in an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Juan Dolio Beach is on the Dominican Republic's East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Coral Costa Caribe American Casino, which is a half mile to the east.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 is in the San Pedro De Macoris area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Those visiting Juan Dolio Beach who are seeking additional places to explore might want to think about heading to San Pedro De Macoris, which is close-by and is a particularly bustling part of the Dominican Republic.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a fairly wide selection of rooming options to pick from near the beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the table 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


If during your visit you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is El Con Con. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and Italian dishes on the menu. They have become well-known, however, because of their pizza and seafood. It shouldn't take long at all to get to it either considering it is just a short walk away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Hispaniola besides Juan Dolio Beach.

You may also want to consider Caribe Beach, located five and a half miles away.

The Dominican Republic has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Juan Dolio Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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