Guayacanes and Juan Dolio are coastal towns that serve mainly residents who, attracted by the excellent restaurants and golf courses, drive weekends from Santo Domingo to the beach. The large residential communities, Metro and Guavaberry, as well as several newly built apartments and their hotels, keep the community alive during the weekdays.
Juan Dolio is also an option for visitors who want to visit Santo Domingo or see the attractions in La Romana, both roughly an hour to the west or east. Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) is the recommended port of entry for those heading to the Juan Dolio hotels.
The small town of Juan Dolio is located in the south of the Dominican Republic, about 50 kilometers east of Santo Domingo. Juan Dolio means pure relaxation. The slightly sloping beach of Juan Dolio forms a curve about 5 km long along the Caribbean coast. In the 30 meters wide of the sandy coast, lovers of the sun and the sea, there is an abundant space to enjoy the sun, the Caribbean and the water, turquoise with all tranquility.
The center of Juan Dolio is a small place where you can find friendly and cheerful people like many bars, restaurants, coffee shops, souvenir shops that close late at night.
In addition, Juan Dolio is an international diving school and the largest golf courses in the Dominican Republic: The «Metro Country Golf Club» and the «Guavaberry Golf & Country Club». You can find more information and photos about the golf courses here (link to the GOLF section)
Due to its central location, the place is a good starting point for trips to the interior of the country, to the capital, Santo Domingo, to the tourist center of Boca Chica or to the city of San Pedro de Macorís, which is about 10 minutes away.
History Of Juan Dolio D.R.
Many artifact finds at Juan Dolio Beach constantly prove that this beach on the southern coast of the island Hispaniola was inhabited by natives, the Tainos. This natural bay with its gently sloping beach of fine sand protected its storm boats and the strong swell.
The nearby caves offered the previous inhabitants shelter to protect themselves from severe hurricanes. In the following centuries, many ships in need of protection were unable to enter through the narrow spaces between the reefs and many ended up, escaping from storms or pirates, as shipwreck at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea. Witnesses to these times of adventure are particularly shipwrecks, canyons and anchors that have been found in the waters of Juan Dolio.
Since the eighties, the previously small fishing village of Juan Dolio has become more and more a tourist center over time.
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