juan dolio
juan dolio

In the San Pedro de Macoris province, on the south coast of the Dominican Republic lies a small seaside town named Juan Dolio.




Formerly a fishing village inhabited by the indigenous Taino People in the pre-Columbian age, Juan Dolio would be unrecognizable to locals and tourists today. Juan Dolio remained a farming/fishing village for many years up until the enactment of Decree No.3133 in 1973 which restricted the expansion of farming and fishing in the area.

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The land that was set aside was used for the construction of resorts and villas exclusively for a European clientele. Word spread of this new exotic paradise and years later various hotel chains and establishments offered a variety of services including the all-inclusive experience which further attracted tourists to the area. However, this growth in the tourism industry was retarded after a hurricane devastated the area in 1998 which caused many of these hotels and other establishments to move elsewhere on the island. However, in recent times Juan Dolio has seen minor growth in tourism due to government policy and investments.

The land that was set aside was used for the construction of resorts and villas exclusively for a European clientele. Word spread of this new exotic paradise and years later various hotel chains and establishments offered a variety of services including the all-inclusive experience which further attracted tourists to the area. However, this growth in the tourism industry was retarded after a hurricane devastated the area in 1998 which caused many of these hotels and other establishments to move elsewhere on the island. However, in recent times Juan Dolio has seen minor growth in tourism due to government policy and investments.

The Juan Dolio Style

The land that was set aside was used for the construction of resorts and villas exclusively for a European clientele. Word spread of this new exotic paradise and years later various hotel chains and establishments offered a variety of services including the all-inclusive experience which further attracted tourists to the area. However, this growth in the tourism industry was retarded after a hurricane devastated the area in 1998 which caused many of these hotels and other establishments to move elsewhere on the island. However, in recent times Juan Dolio has seen minor growth in tourism due to government policy and investments.

Juan Dolio is ideal for tourists who are not willing or able to spend exorbitant amounts of money on vacation but still wish to have the island vacation experience. It is one of the very few locations in the Dominican Republic that is truly budget friendly and “laid back”. It also offers an authentic feel of what the Dominican Republic is like for locals as tourists are not presented with the commercial tourism products other tourist towns provide. Juan Dolio is as Dominican as the Dominican Republic can get.

Golf in Juan Dolio

For the beach bums: the Playa Juan Dolio is central and lauded for its unspoiled beauty, free from large numbers of hassling vendors, hotels, and other human disturbances. Tourists are also welcomed to the Los Marlins Golf Course or the Guavaberry Golf & Country Bar to play a friendly game of golf, relax and unwind. Persons also entertain themselves by visiting the water and entertainment park or casino, going horseback riding and on adventure and wildlife tours.

Nightlife

In the nights, the bar scene is more local and authentic rather than being commercial. You’ll find the typical Dominicano man and woman rocking to live bands and performances or just chilling and having a drink. Entertainment can also be found at the hotel or resort where you stay. Restaurants and cafés are also opened until late.

The best way to get to Juan Dolio is by the Santo Domingo Las Americas International Airport where you may take a chartered bus or car to the city or rent a vehicle. The journey is approximately 45 minutes and is connected to Santo Domingo by a highway. Once there, the town may easily be toured on foot, by bicycle, car or motorcycle.

Juan Dolio is a sleepy town when compared to neighbors such as La Romana and Santo Domingo. This does not reduce its capability to grant a fun-filled and unforgettable experience. Just ask one the many tourists who visit why they return year after year. Or better yet, come see for yourself!

More Sources:
Ministry Of Tourism