Playa Blanca East

A remote beach just to the south of Azua, Playa Blanca East offers a pristine tropical experience right within the convenience of a Dominican city.

Located in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, 4.3 miles south-southeast of Azua, Playa Blanca East is on the South coast of the Dominican Republic. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Playa Blanca East.

How to Access The Beach
Playa Blanca East is right on the main road heading Southeast out of Azua. As the road actually ends at the beach, finding your way should be pretty easy.

Amenities and Ambiance

Set inside a cove that is already inside the bay, Playa Blanca East has calm waters that make it great for for swimming and wading in the water. The beach itself is shrouded by trees, and it is not uncommon to see dead branches on the sand.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Playa Blanca East offers a quiet and peaceful enclave, thanks to the fact that the region surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the Dominican Republic's South coast; the area hosts attractions such as Monumento El Numero, which is just a cab ride away.

Historical attractions such as Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Playa Blanca East, and allow visitors to learn more about the Dominican Republic, without having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, you'll find this spot 26 miles from this site of historical interest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Blanca East
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Monumento El Numero Monument 11.8 E --
Santuario de San Marting de Porres Monument 21.2 ESE Hispaniola
Presa de Jiguey Tourist Attraction 24.1 ENE Hispaniola
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes Historical Site 25.8 ESE Hispaniola
Fortaleza Restauración Ejército Nacional Historical Site 28.5 WSW --

Cities and Towns

The nearest area in the Dominican Republic to Playa Blanca East is Azua. This location is just four and a half miles away, meaning a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Azua is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


How many other people you encounter at Playa Blanca East will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Playa Blanca East is not near very many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is La Rueda.

Nearby dining options are listed below.

Restaurants near Playa Blanca East
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Rueda -- -- -- 0.9 mi. N
El Meson Suizo (809) 710-7807 Latin American Informal 4.1 mi. NNW
Comedor D'Yulay -- Latin American Very Casual 4.3 mi. NNW
El Bambú Azua -- Latin American Very Casual 4.3 mi. NNW
Cafeteraa Comedor Cira (809) 521-3740 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Enmanuel (809) 521-4240 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa La Esquinita (809) 521-2437 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Miguel (809) 521-3754 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa San Rafael (809) 521-5797 -- -- -- --
Cafeteria La Parada (809) 521-3702 -- -- -- --
Cafeteros Unidos Sa (809) 521-5347 -- -- -- --
Casa Doval (809) 521-6212 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in the Dominican Republic, so Playa Blanca East is just one of your options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Playa de Caracoles, located within taxi range of the coast. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at Playa del Barco.

Travelers may also want to consider Playa Azul, another great beach choice in the Dominican Republic.

There's plenty to see and do in the Dominican Republic, and Playa Blanca East is just one of the many options.


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