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.

Located 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 should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby.

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


This beach is positioned on the Dominican Republic's North West coast. Club Nautico Montecristi is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a few favorite local destinations.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Museo de Montecristi, a lovely museum found a mile to the south-southeast, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If a visit to the Playa Juan de Balanos isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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 --


How many other people you encounter at Playa Juan de Balanos will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although vacationers will find few places to stay in the surrounding areas, those options closest to the beach are shown 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


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Restaurant Coco Mar. The restaurant serves Spanish cuisine.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

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
Pizzeria Paolo (809) 931-0911 Italian Very Casual 0.2 mi. S
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

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Playa Juan de Balanos doesn't suit their tastes.

Playa Juan de Balanos could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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