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If you are in the market for a place to escape the crowds in the Dominican Republic, the beachside resort of Juan Dolio may be just what you are looking for. For a wide variety of accommodation to suit all budgets, you’ll find nowhere better than FlipKey. Start searching today and choose from dozens of different options.

About Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic

With stunning mountain scenery, palm-fringed beaches and warm gin-clear water, the Dominican Republic is a vacation paradise with plenty to offer a visiting tourist.

Back in the 1980s, when real estate investors were scrambling over each other to invest in the next Cancun, Juan Dolio was earmarked to become the next hot Caribbean resort destination. Unfortunately for the speculators the dream never materialized. But it has left in its wake a laid-back place where it is easy to chill out and relax.

Found on the Dominican Republic’s south coast, the small fishing village of Juan Dolio is 31 miles east of the capital Santa Domingo, with excellent connections on the DR-3 Autovia Del Este. It's a favorite weekend escape for city dwellers.

While the beach at Juan Dolio is no match to that of Punta Cana, the nearby community of Guayacanes has two excellent beaches and one of the island’s most celebrated restaurants.

What to do in Juan Dolio

Geared these days to independent travelers, you will find quality restaurants and a vibrant nightlife all within shouting distance of Santo Domingo.

All the action revolves around Juan Dolio’s main beachfront street - the Calle Principal - where you will find plenty of shops restaurants and cafés.

The Dominican Republic is famous for its championship golf courses, water sports and a lush rich interior complete with mountains and enchanting waterfalls. All are easily accessible from Juan Dolio as it's the capital of Santo Domingo.

While you're there, check out the UNESCO World Heritage site—the Zona Colonial. It's the oldest permanent European settlement in the New World.

Besides adventure activities that include zip-riding through the jungle, canyoning in the rivers and kite surfing at the beach, you can learn how to roll the perfect cigar! Or tour the Pirate Rum factory and discover the secrets of how artisanal rums have been made for over 300 years.

Top travel tips for Juan Dolio

Being a coastal Caribbean town on a large island, there is not a bad time of year to visit Juan Dolio. Although it is wise to check the weather during summer and fall for hurricanes.

Bring more than just casual beach clothing as the locals have a keen sense of style and like to dress well for a night out.

The biggest meal of the day is eaten at around noon and can last a couple of hours. So, get into the habit of eating a big lunch! You might want to find a quiet spot on the beach to sleep it off.

In Juan Dolio, you will not find the facilities available at Punta Cana or La Romana. But what you will find is a quieter, less expensive alternative that's perfect for a peaceful getaway. For a place to stay, look no further than FlipKey where you can choose from dozens of rental options. Start searching for your ideal vacation rental today!