Juan Dolio or Punta Cana?
Which Resort Offers the Better Vacation Rental Option?
At first glance you would probably say Punta Cana. It has a hugely popular International Airport with flights to and from worldwide destinations growing year by year. It boasts a world class Marina as well as internationally known shops and restaurants. A choice of Golf Courses, luxury villas and condos priced into the millions of dollars and attractions galore. However its growing popularity comes at a price and not just the rental cost of a beachfront condo or apartment.
Catering to the high net worth clients, the real market for Punta Cana means expensive restaurants, high class shops with designer prices and, for many, a sense of isolation in a morass of people only wanting to socialize with those in their immediate group.
Of course, you could always choose an all inclusive hotel but for stays of more than a week or two this is not a good option and certainly not an opportunity to enjoy exploring anything outside the confines of the resort.
Juan Dolio, on the other hand, offers visitors a far more relaxed and welcoming vacation option. The Las Americas International Airport is only 20 minutes away and even the Punta Cana Airport is only an hour and a half down the road with the completion of the Coral Highway (Route 3).
Almost without exception the condos for rent are beachfront in Juan Dolio. Less expensive than Punta Cana, with high quality construction and better equipped.
Vacationers here can enjoy 6 kilometers of white sand beaches and two professional golf courses. You can walk to a whole range of international quality restaurants with menus to suit all tastes. Furthermore the coast road is relatively free of traffic so is safe and pleasant to walk.
Almost anywhere you could possibly want to go is accessible from the coastal highway, which cuts through the town of Juan Dolio and follows the shoreline. Golf, tennis, horseback riding, scuba diving, 4-wheeling, walking or swimming along the beach as well as restaurants are all within minutes. The capital city of the Dominican Republic with all its attractions and places of historical interest is also just 45 minutes away.
Juan Dolio is in many ways unique in the Dominican Republic enabling visitors and residents from all over the world an opportunity to enjoy a secure environment whilst experiencing the culture, traditions, customs and way of life of a Spanish influenced Caribbean country. You can walk, jog or cycle in complete safety here.
It is perhaps this freedom and ability to integrate with both locals and other vacationers than attracts long term visitors to Juan Dolio, who return year after year to meet up with local friends and other holiday makers. The town is particularly popular with Canadians and North Americans who come every winter to avoid the cold weather in their home countries. Often referred to as “Snowbirds” many have built long standing friendships with other visitors to the extent that they organize their holidays in tandem to ensure they enjoy each other’s company year after year.
One additional attraction unique to Juan Dolio is the locally based ’American’ Classic Rock Band ‘Don’ Juan Dolio who play in a local restaurant and now have a fully international following. Visitors often say it’s a “major reason” they come back every year. It is an absolutely great time for everyone!
So, if you are thinking of vacationing in the Dominican Republic, do not overlook Juan Dolio as a potential destination. You can Contact Don or Bernie at Juan Dolio Real Estate if you would like to receive rental information on beautiful and affordable beach condos in Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic!
- We are an experienced American/Dominican owned Real Estate and Vacation rental company.
- Juan Dolio is a safe and secure destination.
- We check our guest in and help them get oriented to the area.
- We can recommend transport options to your destinations.