Juan Dolio and Boca Chica ( Merengue Sun Coast)!
Christopher Columbus called the Dominican Republic the "fairest land under heaven." With world class beaches set against a backdrop of the Caribbean's highest mountain range, the Dominican Republic offers all the charms of a classic island vacation blended with all the comforts of home.
Juan Dolio and Boca Chica provide an ideal location with easy access to many popular sights and attractions. Situated in the southeast edge of the island along the Caribbean shores, visitors have the opportunity to see some of the most intriguing cities on the island including the capital city, Santo Domingo, filled with history, fine cuisine and exciting local entertainment.
There are also a host of daytime activities for beach and land lovers. Protected national parks are filled with exotic discoveries including lush tropical plants, unique wildlife and mysterious caves filled with Indian paintings. Or experience the exhilaration of a sporting adventure such as kitesurfing or canyoning.
Take a side trip to the starfish-studded waters of Catalina Island or Saona Island, or visit the palace of Diego Columbus (son of Christopher Columbus). With friendly people, tranquil seas and a vibrant culture and heritage, the possibilities at this serene, tropical escape are endless!
After sunset, the pleasures of this region continue into the evening. Perhaps you'll savor a national favorite, Sancocho (meat stew), or your own international favorites at a Santo Domingo restaurant. Test your luck at a casino, and merengue the night away, as many of the Dominicans do.
Sights that delight
San Pedro de Macoris - Visit the town that is renowned for producing more major-league baseball players than anywhere else on the island. Perhaps you'll catch a game here. And even non-sports fans will enjoy a horse-and-buggy ride or a tour of the rum and cigar factory.
Santo Domingo - Spain's first New World headquarters remains the Dominican Republic's capital city, will all the attractions of a bustling metropolis. Experience 500 years of history along the cobbled streets of the Colonial Zone. Explore the fascinating anthropological museum and visit the quaint shops and cafes of the Calle el Conde.
Monster Trucks - Come with us on the Monster Jeep Safari, featuring 8-wheel drive Monster Jeeps customized for your safety and comfort. These powerful vehicles can reach places a regular car can only dream about! Visit a family at their country home where you can taste home roasted coffee, see a local cheese factory, gaze on quaint villages and sugar cane plantations and finally wrap up your adventure with a refreshing swim in the river and a delicious buffet!
Pirates Adventure - Become a pirate for a day as you take to the high seas for a swash-buckling adventure! Your journey will take you along the Caribbean coastline to Palmella Beach. Swim, sunbathe, relax and enjoy a feast fit for any pirate!
San Pedro City Tour - Tour the "baseball town" of San Pedro and take in a folklore show, a rum factory or take a horse and buggy ride out to Ocean Boulevard.
Hamaca Coral by Hilton - This beachfront resort rests in Boca Chica Bay, one of the Dominican Republic's most famous beaches. This all-inclusive relaxing beach resort is minutes away from the colonial charm and exciting nightlife of Santo Domingo. Relax and enjoy our white sands and warm azure waters.
Costa Caribe Coral by Hilton - This active all-inclusive resort is surrounded by exotic tropical gardens and faces the Caribbean Sea along Juan Dolio Beach and is next to a championship golf course. This cozy resort offers all the amenities of a world-class beach resort and is near all the sights and excitement of Santo Domingo.
Barcelo Capella - This all-inclusive resort is located in the Juan Dolio region, close to the capital of Santo Domingo, the Barcelo Capella Beach Resort is one of the most prestigious hotels in the Dominican Republic. This first-class hotel is found next to the world renowned Villas del Mar beach, offering superb cuisine, comfortable rooms and top quality facilities in a beautiful natural setting.