Guibia Beach

Located on the South Coast of the Dominican Republic, Guibia Beach is a popular surfing beach on the island. In fact, it was one of the first places that modern surfing was introduced to the islands. Though it was once a popular beach amongst swimmers as well, some of the local resorts have directed their attention to other beaches, making this a beach of seclusion for vacationers who want to escape the crowds.

Positioned in downtown Santo Domingo, near the middle of Santo Domingo, Guibia Beach is on the South East coast of the Dominican Republic. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. If activity and variety isn't your thing, you'll be glad that most of the Dominican Republic's beaches are quite calm and serene. This atmosphere is not for everyone, though. If you seek a fun and active spot, you're much more likely to visit Guibia Beach, which has a wider range of amenities nearby.

How to Access The Beach
Guibia Beach is located right off Avenida George Washington. Park amid the trees just before the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Set on a tan colored stretch of sand with dark blue green waters, Guibia Beach is located in the busy Santo Domingo. The tree is lined with trees to protect it from the major road that runs right behind it, and surrounded by beach side buildings.

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

Since Guibia Beach is located within an area popular for visitors., you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of the Dominican Republic; it's located near attractions like Jaragua Casino, which is a half mile to the northeast.

If you want to learn more about the history of the Dominican Republic, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort San Gil, which is not far from the coast, and is reachable on foot or by taking a cab.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Guibia Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Jaragua Casino Casino 0.4 mi. NE --
San Geronimo Casino Casino 0.4 mi. W --
Centro Cultural Brasil-Republica Dominicana Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers 0.5 mi. NNE --
Museo del Hombre Dominicano Museum 0.8 mi. N --
Museo de Arte Moderno Art Gallery 0.8 mi. NNW --
Museo Nacional de Historia Natural Museum 0.9 mi. N --
Modern Art Museum Art Museum 0.9 mi. NNW --
Museo Nacional de Historia y Geografia Museum 0.9 mi. N --
Omni Casino Casino 1.1 mi. NNE --
Agencia Dhi Atlas Sucursal III Museum 1.1 mi. NNE --
Instituto Duartiano Museum 1.1 mi. NNE --
Paerez Valoy, Julio Caesar Museum 1.1 mi. NNE --

Cities and Towns

Guibia Beach is in the Santo Domingo area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Guibia Beach visitors looking for additional places to explore might consider checking out Santo Domingo, because it's close-by and is an especially active area of the Dominican Republic. From the shore, Santo Domingo is a quick trip away, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Vacationers seeking a hotel room close to the beach are in luck, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from in the area. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing what's shown below.

Accommodations near Guibia Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino 0.4 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel Europa 0.6 mi. NE Motel
Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo 0.7 mi. ENE Resort
Courtyard Santo Domingo Downtown 0.7 mi. NW Hotel
Hotel Napolitano 1.0 mi. ENE Hotel
Barceló Santo Domingo 1.2 mi. NNW Hotel
Hotel Santo Domingo 1.2 mi. WSW Hotel
Hispaniola Hotel And Casino 1.2 mi. W Hotel
Aurora Del Sol 1.3 mi. NNW Hotel
Plaza Florida Suites 1.3 mi. W Hotel


When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far away. One of the nearest places to eat is La Cava del Rey. The restaurant offers a menu of French cuisine. They're also renowned for their pasta and steak.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown below.

Restaurants near Guibia Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Cava del Rey (809) 412-7918 French Informal 0.3 mi. NNW
Cafe Bellini (809) 686-3387 International, Italian Fine Dining -- --
Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant (809) 221-2222 American Very Casual 0.4 mi. NE
Quisqueya Restaurant (809) 221-2222 International Informal 0.4 mi. NE
Domino's Pizza Gazcue -- Italian Very Casual 0.4 mi. NW
Restaurant Vesuvio (809) 221-1954 Italian Fine Dining 0.4 mi. W
Restaurante Vegetariano Raices (809) 685-9879 Vegetarian Informal 0.5 mi. NW
Faichan Oriental (809) 689-1818 -- -- 0.5 mi. NW
Miel y Canela (809) 682-1204 Creole -- 0.5 mi. N
Pollo Provocon Santo Domingo (809) 238-1204 South American -- 0.6 mi. NNE
Pizzarelli Downtown -- Italian Very Casual 0.6 mi. NW
Plaza Europa Restaurant (809) 571-3335 International Informal 0.6 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in the Dominican Republic besides Guibia Beach worth visiting.

If the exciting vibe at Guibia Beach is one of the features you love, think about heading to Playa los Ninos, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it 19 and a half miles to the south west. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Montesinos Beach is an area which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it just a little ways away.

You might also want to visit Playa los Cuadritos, which is located 12 and a half miles away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, taking a swim at Guibia Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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