Playa Juan de Balanos

While not a particularly pretty beach, Playa Juan de Balanos makes up for its aesthetics with convenience. Located on a main road and just a couple of minutes form the largest city in this part of the Dominican Republic, it is a popular beach to visit.

Positioned in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, northwest of Monte Cristi, Playa Juan de Balanos is on the North West coast of the Dominican Republic. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby.

Amenities and Ambiance

With clear views of hotels, the road, and a well-used fishing pier, this is not a natural beach.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of the Dominican Republic. It is near some interesting sites like Club Nautico Montecristi, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is among the the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Dominican Republic, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Villa Dona Emilia, which is one of the closest historical destinations in the vicinity of Playa Juan de Balanos.

If a visit to the Playa Juan de Balanos isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Juan de Balanos
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Club Nautico Montecristi Yacht Club 0.5 mi. NE --
El Monumento de la Reina del Mar Monument 0.6 mi. SW --
Museo de Montecristi Museum 1.0 mi. SSE --
Villa Dona Emilia Historical Site 1.0 mi. SE --
House Of Generalisimo Maximo Gomez Museum 1.3 mi. SE --


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels that are within a short car ride, the closest ones are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Playa Juan de Balanos
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Monte Chico 0.0 mi. SW Hotel
Hotel Los Jardines -- -- Hotel
Chic Hotel MonteCristi 1.1 mi. SE Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Playa Juan de Balanos; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Restaurant Coco Mar. The restaurant has a menu featuring Spanish food.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Playa Juan de Balanos
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Restaurant Coco Mar (809) 579-3354 Spanish Very Casual 0.1 mi. SW
El Bistro (809) 957-2091 French, International Informal 0.7 mi. SSE
Comedor Adela (809) 579-2254 Latin American Very Casual 0.9 mi. SE
Brisa Restaurant (809) 579-2316 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. SE
Comedor Ines (809) 579-9205 -- -- -- --
De Cafe Cafeteria (809) 733-0018 -- -- -- --
Parada La Fuente (809) 572-9271 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in the Dominican Republic besides Playa Juan de Balanos worth visiting.

The Dominican Republic has a lot to offer its visitors, but Playa Juan de Balanos is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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