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Mano Juan beach

Ultimate guide (July 2024)
Mano Juan is a low key village on the south coast of Saona island, Dominican Republic. This is the only place with hotels on Saona island. So if you want to spend an evening in this wonderful place, you'll have no choice! The beach itself is beautiful, but the village is not very cozy. Though it's quite decent by the standards of Dominicana. Algae can often be found near the water's edge. But this is just an occasional problem, since the beach rather looks towards the west - but not towards the Atlantic. Shore and seabed: sand. [edit]
This beach ranks #5 of the "Best beaches in Saona"
Rating: 8.6 - 315 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 18.128542, -68.733067

Hotels [edit]

Casa Rural El Paraíso de Saona is a basic guesthouse with rooms' rates starting from US$60 per night (no hot water, no air con). This is a great opportunity to stay in a place, where most of tourists come as a daily trip only. Moreover, your bungalow will be located right on the beach!

It is better to pre-order full board meal plan in the hotel, since the local shop has a very limited selection of goods. By the way, the portions of food in the hotel are large and very delicious.

How to get there [edit]

Main airports in Dominican republic: Punta Cana international airport (PUJ), Santo Domingo international airport (SDQ) and Puerto Plata international airport (POP).

It is convenient to use a taxi, which is relatively inexpensive. For example, a trip from south to north of the country can cost $100.

To move between the small towns you may use minibuses (shuttle buses). Locals call them gua-gua. One ride costs a few dollars. Bus stations are called parada.

There is also good bus transport system in the country. We recommend Caribe Tours and Metro companies. Buses are brand new, and travel from one end of the country to another will cost about $10.

Though all prices given above are in U.S. dollars, it is better to have local money (peso) when traveling around the country.

When to go [edit]

Feel free to relax in Dominicana any time of year. The sea is warmest in summer, but the heat is the most intense as well. And there is also a hurricane season from June to October. On the other side, the winter weather is more comfortable, but seawater at the northern coast is too cold that time.

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