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 edge of Hispaniola. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. The Dominican Republic's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but you'll find Juanillo Beach to be a little calmer than most, making it a good choice for travelers who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic 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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Juanillo Beach brings guests an angelic and relaxing getaway, especially since the surrounding region is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Found on the Dominican Republic's East coast; it's located near attractions like Las Iguanas Golf Course, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones 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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Punta Cana, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Punta Cana is a quick trip away, about three miles (five kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how full the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of places to stay a car ride away. A few of the more convenient possibilities are seen in the following list.

Accommodations near Juanillo Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
ALSOL Luxury Village 0.9 mi. ENE Hotel
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
Golden Bear Lodge & Spa Cap Cana 2.9 mi. SW Resort
Club Med Punta Cana 4.0 mi. NE Resort
Sivory Punta Cana 4.2 mi. NE Resort


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into the Dominican Republic's specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Juanillo Beach Food and Drinks. The restaurant offers a menu of Creole food. Many guests rave about their hamburgers and pizza. It shouldn't take long at all to get to it either considering it is only a short walk away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Juanillo Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Juanillo Beach Food and Drinks (809) 543-2881 Creole Very Casual 0.0 mi. N
Mediterraneo Restaurant (809) 695-5555 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
Blue Marlin (809) 562-9191 American Very Casual 1.8 mi. SSW
Anani (809) 959-2262 Contemporary Informal 2.6 mi. NE
Bamboo (809) 959-2262 Fusion, Mediterranean Fine Dining 2.6 mi. NE
Brassa Grill & Bar (809) 959-2262 American Very Casual 2.6 mi. NE
La Yola (809) 959-2262 Mediterranean Informal 2.6 mi. NE
Playa Blanca (809) 959-2262 Caribbean Very Casual 2.6 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Hispaniola, so if Juanillo Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Vacationers may also want to visit Punta Cana Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

There's plenty to see and do in the Dominican Republic, and Juanillo Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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