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.

Set in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, northwest of Monte Cristi, Playa Juan de Balanos is on the North West edge of the Dominican Republic. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close.

Amenities and Ambiance

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

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Playa Juan de Balanos is on the Dominican Republic's North West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Club Nautico Montecristi, which is a half mile to the northeast.

If you want more information on the history of the Dominican Republic, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For instance, nearby is Villa Dona Emilia, which is one of the closest places of historical interest to Playa Juan de Balanos.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found 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 --


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Although you won't find many hotels that are within a short car ride, the nearest ones have been 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 Monte Cristi 1.1 mi. SE Hotel


When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. Restaurant Coco Mar is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves delicious Spanish cuisine.

The table below provides a list of 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

The Dominican Republic has several beautiful beaches, so if Playa Juan de Balanos doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

The Dominican Republic has so much to offer, and Playa Juan de Balanos offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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