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, in the heart of Santo Domingo, Guibia Beach is on the South East edge of the Dominican Republic. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Active couples and families who can't get enough outdoor activities, people-watching, and waterside vendors may never want to leave Guibia Beach.

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.

Don't forget that the area right around Guibia Beach is visited by quite a number of tourists, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the Dominican Republic's South East coast; it's located near attractions like Jaragua Casino, which is a half mile to the northeast.

History-focused attractions such as Fort San Gil are the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Guibia Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Dominican Republic's past, without having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, you'll find this spot one and an eighth miles to the east-northeast of this place of historical significance.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 --
Atlantis World Casino Casino 0.7 mi. ENE --
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 --
El Napolitano Casino Casino 1.0 mi. ENE --
Omni Casino Casino 1.1 mi. NNE --
Agencia Dhi Atlas Sucursal III Museum 1.1 mi. NNE --

Cities and Towns

Guibia Beach visitors hoping to find some additional excitement might think about making the trip to Santo Domingo, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of the Dominican Republic. From the coast, Santo Domingo isn't far off, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Visitors hoping to find a place to stay near Guibia Beach shouldn't find it very tough, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area. You'll find the closest, most convenient lodging options by looking over those 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 InterContinetal Santo Domingo 0.7 mi. ENE Resort
Courtyard Santo Domingo Downtown 0.7 mi. NW Hotel
Napolitano Hotel And Casino 1.0 mi. ENE Hotel
Barceló Santo Domingo 1.2 mi. NNW Hotel
Hotel Santo Domingo 1.2 mi. WSW Hotel
Hilton Santo Domingo 1.2 mi. W Hotel
Hispaniola Hotel And Casino 1.2 mi. W Hotel
Aurora Del Sol 1.3 mi. NNW Hotel

Food

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is La Cava del Rey. This restaurant serves French food. They are also known for their pasta and steak.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in the Dominican Republic, so Guibia Beach is not your only option.

You might also enjoy Playa los Ninos, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located 19 and a half miles to the south west. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might enjoy Montesinos Beach. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa los Cuadritos, located a short taxi ride away.

You may find that Guibia Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Dominican Republic you might like.

 

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