EXPLORE JUAN DOLIO
Beyond days on the stunning Juan Dolio beach, a host of nearby attractions await. The neighboring fishing village of Guayacanes, with its white-sand beach dotted with canoes, offers a perfect day trip full of local culture, while the blue waves of Playa Caribe attract surfers. Golfers will find their bliss at Juan Dolio's Guavaberry and Los Marlins courses, with verdant views, while hikers can head to the "cave of wonders," which reveals a wealth of Taíno rock art.
Easy and Relaxed Tropical Escape
Just an hour from Santo Domingo, and even closer to Las Américas International Airport (SDQ), the cosmopolitan beach town of Juan Dolio offers an easy and relaxed tropical escape very close to the capital.
The cosmopolitan beach town of Juan Dolió is a favorite destination for Dominicans who flock there on weekends to relax along the 10 kilometers of white sand beach.
Relax and let yourself be carried away by the luxurious Caribbean lifestyle, which is packed with hotels, restaurants, dive centers, bars, as well as plenty of private vacation villas, luxurious developments, and modern apartment complexes.
Things To Do
Barceló Rum Historical Center
Opened in 2012, the Barceló Rum Historical Center offers a comprehensive museum display on the history of rum making in the country, its role in the culture, and Barceló’s manufacturing process.
Cueva de las Maravillas
Located between San Pedro de Macorís and La Romana, this enormous cave system houses hundreds of well-preserved Taino pictographs and petroglyphs dating back thousands of years.
Professional Baseball League
From mid-October to the end of January it’s baseball time in the Dominican Republic. During this season there will be games with the best of the Dominican Winter Professional Baseball League playing 15 minutes away from Juan Dolio.
Playa Juan Dolio
Blessed with both waves and calmer areas, the beach lines Juan Dolio’s main road–Calle Principal–and is punctuated with seafront bars, restaurants, condominiums, and villas.
The small fishing village of Guayacanes boasts a scenic white sand beach, home to just a couple of restaurants and homes.
Alto Velo Wreck
A small tugboat, the Alto Velo sunk off the waters of Playa Caribe on the southeastern coast. Resting at eight meters (26 feet), an ideal depth for beginners, it quickly turned into an artificial reef surrounded with abundant marine life.
Los Marlins Golf Course
Located at the Metro Country Club in Juan Dolio–just 30 minutes’ drive east of Santo Domingo’s international airport–the 18-hole course features numerous artistic bunkers, and lakes and mounds that perfectly complement the surrounding beauty of the Caribbean Sea.
Guavaberry Golf & Country Club
Designed by Gary Player, the 18-hole Guavaberry Golf & Country Club is located just 30 minutes’ drive east of Santo Domingo’s international airport, in the resort town of Juan Dolio.
Juan Dolio Nightlife
Juan Dolio’s main street offers a good variety of beachfront bars and lounges for late night drinks, with plenty of dancing. Casino fun awaits at the Coral Costa Caribe Resort, while close to the center of town, you’ll find additional wine bars and lounges for cocktails with a more chilled out atmosphere.
Las Américas International Airport
Las Américas International Airport (SDQ), also known as José Francisco Peña Gómez Airport, is located 30 minutes from the capital city, Santo Domingo. It is one of the main and largest air terminals in the Dominican Republic, since it ranks second in regular passenger flow in the country.