Juanillo Beach

One of the Dominican Republic's best kept secrets is Juanillo Beach. Though it is public, the entrance to the beach is guarded by Cap Cana, which prevents it from being easily accessible. Still, if you let security guards know where you're going, you shouldn't have any trouble getting in.

Situated in the vicinity of Punta Cana, 0.4 miles north of Juanillo, Juanillo Beach is on the East coast of Hispaniola. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Juanillo Beach is a hidden gem to some travelers: it offers an upbeat, social atmosphere, but is usually not over-crowded. If you want to avoid the Dominican Republic's highly secluded beaches, but also want a little space to spread out, Juanillo Beach offers a good middle ground.

How to Access The Beach
Juanillo Beach is accessible through Cap Cana.

Amenities and Ambiance

Juanillo Beach features sparkling topaz waters that are clear and calm. They wash ashore clean, powder soft sands that are lined with well trimmed palm trees.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Juanillo Beach offers those who visit an idyllic and relaxing experience, due to the fact that the area surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


Juanillo Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the Dominican Republic's East coast. Las Iguanas Golf Course is among the favorite local destinations.

If a visit to the Juanillo Beach 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 Juanillo Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Las Iguanas Golf Course Golf Course 2.5 SSW Hispaniola
Punta Espada Golf Club Golf Course 3.4 SSW Hispaniola
Corales Golf Club Golf Course 5.4 NE Hispaniola
Catalonia Bavaro Resort Cabeza de Toro Golf Course 8.4 N Hispaniola
Catalonia Bavaro Casino Casino 10.2 N Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

Juanillo Beach is near Punta Cana, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Not far away you'll find Punta Cana, a city which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Punta Cana is a fairly short distance away, roughly three miles (five kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of places to stay which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest choices are displayed in the following table.

Accommodations near Juanillo Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
ALSOL Luxury Village 0.9 mi. ENE Hotel
AlSol Tiara Cap Cana 1.0 mi. ENE Resort
Punta Cana Resort & Club 1.5 mi. NE Resort
Eden Roc Cap Cana 1.7 mi. WSW Resort
Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf and Spa 1.8 mi. SSW Resort
Puntacana Resort & Club 2.6 mi. NE Resort
Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village 2.7 mi. NE Hotel
Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club 2.7 mi. NE Resort
Golden Bear Lodge & Spa Cap Cana 2.9 mi. SW Resort
Sivory Punta Cana 3.0 mi. NE Resort


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Blue Lotus Bar and Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious Pan Asian / Pacific Rim cuisine. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Juanillo Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blue Lotus Bar and Restaurant -- Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.0 mi. ENE
Caribya Beach Grill -- American Very Casual 1.0 mi. ENE
Xoxolati -- Mexican Informal 1.0 mi. ENE
Little John Beach (809) 469-7727 Caribbean, International Very Casual 1.5 mi. S
Blue Lagoon Pool-Bar Restaurant (809) 695-5555 American Very Casual 1.7 mi. WSW
La Cava (809) 695-5555 International Fine Dining 1.7 mi. WSW
La Palapa by Eden Rock (809) 469-7593 Fusion, Italian Informal 1.7 mi. WSW
Mediterraneo Restaurant (809) 695-5555 Continental, Mediterranean Fine Dining 1.7 mi. WSW
Capriccio (809) 562-9191 Italian Informal 1.8 mi. SSW
Casa Bella (809) 562-9191 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.8 mi. SSW
The Steakhouse (809) 562-9191 American Fine Dining 1.8 mi. SSW
Wok (809) 562-9191 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.8 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach on Hispaniola will have lots of options besides Juanillo Beach.

You may also want to consider ALSOL Tiara Beach, which is located a mile to the east-northeast.

The Dominican Republic has plenty to offer its visitors, and Juanillo Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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