When it comes to dream vacation beaches, few locations on the planet can hold a candle to Juan Dolio, situated on the south coast of the Dominican Republic. The beautiful shoreline of this locale is made all the more enchanting by the magnificent year-round weather of the Dominican Republic coast. Among the features along this coastline is a harbour that is constantly populated by an abundance of yachts. Also adorning Juan Dolio?s shores are exquisite places of accommodation designed to welcome the hordes of sun worshippers running away from chilly winters. These include charming cottages, apartments offering disarming panoramas and beachfront condos tucked in forests of palm trees.
Swimming, sunbathing, loitering aimlessly, toes burrowing into the fine sand or patrolling the beaches on horseback are some of the beach resort staples that visitors will also have the chance to indulge in at this seaside community. Of course sightseeing only comes naturally when faced with such unmitigated beauty as this beach resort contains. The fact that this beach is not as developed or crowded as the south coast?s other beaches ensures the activities are much more pleasurable and the views much more savoury. Running parallel to the beach is the Calle Principal whose boulevard is ideal for refreshing promenades. There are also several shops along this road to keep shoppers busy and restaurants to keep hunger pangs at bay.
As with most world class beach resorts, Juan Dolio boasts a number of golf courses on which both amateurs and pros can refine their technique or simply while away the hours. Those searching for the 18 holes may want to stop by the Metro Golf & Country Club. Sports enthusiasts who prefer tennis are also sure to find a court on which to play.
It is quite simply impossible to visit this part of the Caribbean and not take a guided tour of Cuevas de las Maravillas, a geological wonder made all the more enchanting by the amazing rock art on its walls. The rock formations here are a remarkable testament to the artistic skills of Mother Nature, accomplished over thousands of years. Stalactites, stalagmites, columns and hundreds of metres of tunnels are some of the features she has wrought. The beaches that surround Juan Dolio are definitely worth checking out as well. Playa Caribe, a cove-like beach and Boca Chica, one of the nation?s more famous beaches are only 20 minutes away. For an Italian experience in the heart of the Caribbean, visitors should make a point of dining at El Sueno, along the Calle Principal.
Sunny all year round, in a nutshell. There are few days on the Juan Dolio calendar that see temperatures below 25°C. Rain does not often fall in these parts and when it does it will likely be between October and December.
The Las Américas International Airport is the main gateway for international travellers coming into or going out of the Dominican Republic. Visitors from selected cities around the world (including Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Manchester and Madrid) can get direct flights to this facility. Here they will find taxis to transport them or they can hire a rental from renowned car hire firms should they prefer to drive themselves.