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 just outside the heart of Juan Dolio, in the general vicinity of Guayacanes, this beach is on the East coast of Hispaniola. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will love how easy it is to access Juan Dolio Beach. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and isn't far from the city's major hubs.

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.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. If available, you could also buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the 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.

You should remember that Juan Dolio Beach's location is an urban area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Juan Dolio Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the Dominican Republic's East coast. It is near Coral Costa Caribe American Casino, which is located a half mile to the east, and it is one of the attractions close-by.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Dominican Republic's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones 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

Those visiting Juan Dolio Beach who are seeking additional places to explore might consider checking out San Pedro De Macoris, since it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of the Dominican Republic.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good variety of rooming options to pick from in the area that encircles Juan Dolio Beach. The most convenient of which have been listed in the following table.

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
Barcelo Capella All-inclusive 1.2 mi. E Resort


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. El Con Con is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and Italian menu items. They are also famous for their pizza and seafood. Conveniently, it is only a short, walkable distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Juan Dolio Beach on Hispaniola.

Travelers may also want to consider Caribe Beach, which is located reasonably close-by, which means a short cab ride is an easy option.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Dominican Republic, but a trip to Juan Dolio Beach could end up a family favorite.


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