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Juan Dolio

Juan Dolio is an ideal destination for those who seek a quiet escape to spend quality time with their families or for those who wish to spend some intimate moments together. Juan Dolio allows you to be as near or as far from the crowds as you want. The town's location gives convenient access to the cultural, shopping, dining and nightlife spots in Santo Domingo.

Vacation rentals in Juan Dolio

Juan Dolio vacation rentals are perfect for those looking to spend quality time together in the comfort of a home away from home. You can choose from a wide range of properties such as cottages, condos, apartments, villas or studios. If you are planning a family reunion, wedding, or other family vacation, you can book large vacation homes that sleep 14 or more guests. The homes are well equipped with facilities such as swimming pool, garden, terrace, fitness room, air-conditioning, internet access, satellite or cable.

Attractions

  • Beaches: Visit the fishing village/beach town of Guayacanes and the pretty cove-like surfers' beach of Playa Caribe and Boca Chica. Juan Dolio is about an hour away from some of the country's best diving off Catalina Island.
  • Santo Domingo: Santo Domingo is less than a 40 minute drive to the west of Juan Dolio. Here you can visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the oldest cathedral in the western hemisphere. Built in 1523, it is a mix of late Gothic and Renaissance and is still in use.

Also explore the historic enclave of Santo Domingo, known as the Colonial City where you will find many historical buildings and sites, including palaces, forts, museums, and churches; and parks, plazas, statues and monuments.

  • The Cueva de las Maravillas: These gigantic caves give you an insight into the pre-Columbian art. The cave drawings are simply fascinating. The cave's 240-meter footpath takes you to an underground journey, where you will find spectacular stalagmites and stalactites. The cave boasts a collection of approximately 500 rupestrian paintings by the inhabitants that lived in the island at the arrival of Columbus.

Dining

Juan Dolio has earned itself a fine reputation for dining. Visitors can choose from a variety of fine restaurants ranging from informal to casually elegant, even a few with noteworthy wine cellars. Italian and Spanish dishes, steak and seafood abound here.

Nightlife and entertainment

Those seeking action can head for the area's casinos, discos, and bars. You can take time out to visit the many restaurants in the area and mingle with the crowd that lives there or commutes in from Santo Domingo, especially on weekends. Embassy Beach promises a lively night life, especially on Saturdays. You can also check out the upscale bar and restaurant Aura, with its lounges stretching right into the beach. You can also tempt lady luck at Casino at Coral Costa Caribe, a new American style casino with live music.

Golfing

Los Marlins by Metro Country Club Golf Course: Los Marlins by Metro Country Club is a challenging 18-hole golf course with numerous artistic sand traps, lakes, mounds and contours that enhance both the game and natural beauty of the site.

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