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 dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you should check out Playa Blanca East, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you tend to like sunny days that offer a tranquil environment, then think about trying out Playa Blanca East; it is back within a less urbanized part of the region.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of the Dominican Republic; it will be near other attractions like Monumento El Numero, which is 12 miles to the east.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of the Dominican Republic, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, which is 26 miles away.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 section of the Dominican Republic to Playa Blanca East is Azua. This friendly part of the Dominican Republic is just four and a half miles from the shore, meaning it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This section of the Dominican Republic is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests from the few small lodgings in the area.


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is La Rueda.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

The Dominican Republic has many nice beaches, so if Playa Blanca East doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another location you might enjoy is Playa de Caracoles, situated within the range of a taxi. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Playa del Barco is just right.

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

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Playa Blanca East is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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