Plaza and Playa Güibia is the only beach available for swimming (if you dare) in the city of Santo Domingo. Guibia is a nice place to bring the family for a little fun, exercise or just for some relaxation.
Guibia used to be the place to be during the Trujillo era. There was a casino located next to the beach and it brought in all the rich and famous for some beach time and some fun. Later, for many years, this small beach and plaza were abandoned and forgotten. It was only used by surfers, daring local children looking to cool off and a dog or two.
President Leonel Fernández inaugurated the “New Guibia”, an area measuring 13,479 square meters, on November 20, 2011. The plaza includes sand volleyball courts, a free gym area, bike path, kiosks that sell foods and beverages, kids play area, Wi-Fi internet connection and stage for concerts and other activities. There is even a gazebo extending out on the Caribbean with a boardwalk leading to it. There is lots of security around to keep it safe for all who visit. They are now working on cleaning up the water so it is safe to swim here again.
*Note that on the weekends and holidays the plaza is usually very crowded and the beach area is full to overflowing. Dogs are permitted when there are no special events happening.
The Malecon, Avenida George Washington, Gazcue, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
Plaza Juan Baron is an open-air plaza on the Malecon in Santo Domingo that sits on the Caribbean Sea. It is a fantastic place to hang out and relax with friends, family or by yourself.
This plaza, which covers 21,000 square meters, has spaces to sit along the Caribbean Sea, restaurants where you can dine on all types of foods morning, noon and evening. There is pizza, tacos, fried foods and snacks at a wide variety of prices. You can have some karaoke fun, watch some sports on television, drink at a bar and lounge or just sit and take in the beautiful view of the sea.
The park also has many different activities. There are activities for the children and sometimes there are concerts with well known Dominican artists.
Along Avenida George Washington also known as the Malecon and the Caribbean Sea, Ciudad Nueva, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The capital city of Santo Domingo has so many parks, plazas and green areas to sit and relax all over this sprawling city. The many great parks and plazas are places where the Dominican people like to spend their time. Relaxing, enjoying, being with friends and family or just sitting in the sun or under a nice shade tree watching the world pass by.
Video – Los Parques del Ayuntamiento del Distrito Nacional (ADN) – Santo Domingo Invita – A video of the parks in the Santo Domingo run by the National District City Council – Santo Domingo Invites You!
You will always see people sitting in a park. Maybe taking a mid day snooze, having a drink with friends or just enjoying the breeze. Everyone in this Caribbean country likes being out of doors.
The parks throughout the Dominican Republic are the places where people meet and greet. Some of the parks or plazas are small and intimate and others are vast spaces where many of our cultural activities are held. Many of these parks have many different activities including concerts, art exhibits and other events and happenings.
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