Just a short trip away you can find the cosmopolitan beach town of Juan Dolio, which offers an easy and tranquil tropical escape near the capital city. It is a popular beach in the South East with great boutique hotels. Nestled on top of a verdant plateau adjacent to the scenic Chavón River and Casa de Campo, one of the world’s most luxurious resorts, Altos de Chavón is a great tourist landmark of the country’s east.
Built in 1976 as a magnificent replica of a Mediterranean mediaeval village, the so-called City of Artists is home to an unparalleled educational and cultural entity. The complex boasts a variety of sites, picturesquely dressed in coral block and terracotta, such as art galleries, an anthropological museum, a design school, craft stores, shops, restaurants, bars and a world-renowned outdoor amphitheatre.