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.

Positioned in the vicinity of Punta Cana, 0.4 miles north of Juanillo, Juanillo Beach is on the East edge of Hispaniola. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Juanillo Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches in the Dominican Republic may be just as beautiful, but tend to be busier since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you enjoy shores which offer those who visit a calm place to escape, then you may want to try Juanillo Beach; it's hidden away in a much quieter section of the region.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Juanillo Beach on the Dominican Republic's East coast. Las Iguanas Golf Course is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

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 in the Punta Cana area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The city of Punta Cana is close-by and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, Punta Cana is a fairly short distance away, about three miles (five kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of places to stay within a car's reach. Some of the closest possibilities can be viewed in the list below.

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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Juanillo Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is Blue Lotus Bar and Restaurant. The restaurant offers a menu of Pan Asian / Pacific Rim food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

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

Juanillo Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Hispaniola.

Another option worth considering is ALSOL Tiara Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

The Dominican Republic has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Juanillo Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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