Playa Guayacanes, 21000, Dominican Republic
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Playa GuayacanesJust 31 miles east of Santo Domingo, the small fishing village of Guayacanes boasts an uncrowded white-sand beach with gentle surf and plenty of shallow water. A lush backdrop and tall coconut palms offer some shady spots, and umbrellas and chairs are available for rent. When hunger strikes, head to one of the surrounding food shacks or restaurants for a lunch of fried fish, rice, beans, and plantains, all washed down with an ice-cold Presidente.