Playa Juanillo  – Cap Cana

Playa Juanillo

Playa Juanillo is synonymous with calm, casual and completely “coo.l”  This bohemian corner of the world possesses a wide-open beach, crystal blue pool-like waters which extend between Cap Cana Marina and Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf & Spa Resort.


This tranquil escape is located at the eastern edge of the Dominican Republic, in Cap Cana, which is an ultra luxury resort and real estate community. It is a mere 15-minute drive from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) and a 30-minute drive from Bavaro on the new highway.



Wide open, calm and breezy- the perfect combination!  Play Juanillo gives host to the one and only restaurant, Juanillo Beach Food & Drinks, which has been awarded with Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence where you can enjoy International cuisine, sun bathe on the luxurious tanning beds and chairs or take refuge from the sun under the mini-cabanas and palm trees.  International music is piped throughout the beach area to add to the ambiance. No need to go anywhere else!  All is at your “beck and call!”


Swimming, sun bathing, dining, imbibing and when the wind allows, windsurfing. From time to time, Juanillo Beach Food and Drinks sponsors events such as volleyball, beach soccer, cross-fit events, bazaars’, cultural events, weddings, and are famous for musical events like the JBMF, Pineapple Ball and Saturday Live Sessions.

Playa Juanillo

Crowd Factor:

Most of the events are planned for the weekends when the beach can be very lively. During the week, you can find very few people except at lunchtime when the restaurant’s International and Dominican customers come to enjoy the great food, views and atmosphere. Anytime you choose to experience Juanillo it is a guaranteed real treat.


Playa Juanillo is open to the public and very easy to find. When you arrive at the security gate of Cap Cana, you may be asked for your ID.  They seem to go back and forth between registering and simply letting people through without asking for their ID.  Let them know you are going to Playa Juanillo.  Motor scooters, conchos (motorcycle taxi) or cycles of any kind are NOT permitted within Cap Cana.  It is a mere 15-minute drive from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) and a 30-minute drive from Bavaro on the new highway.

To Be Noted:

There are many luxury resorts and accommodations in Cap Cana including resorts, vacation rentals including villas and condos.  All are outstanding.


Cap Cana Resorts /call 809-227-2262
Caletón Beach Club
Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf & Spa Resort
Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Alsol Luxury Village
Alsol del Mar

Vacation Rentals:

Classical Realty Intl.   809-669-3049
Cap Cana Real Estate 809-695-5542