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 think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Playa Blanca East stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches in the Dominican Republic offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more cramped because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

If you happen to choose shores that offer those who visit a quiet place to escape, then you should enjoy Playa Blanca East; it is located within a less urban area of the Dominican Republic.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Playa Blanca East on the Dominican Republic's South coast; it will be near other attractions like Monumento El Numero, which is 12 miles away.

Historical attractions like Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Playa Blanca East, and allow visitors to learn more about the Dominican Republic, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this shoreline is 26 miles to the east-southeast of this interesting historical site.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else 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 closest area in the Dominican Republic to Playa Blanca East is Azua. This friendly part of the Dominican Republic is only four and a half miles away, which means you needn't use up an entire day here. Azua is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Playa Blanca East; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is La Rueda.

Nearby dining options are shown 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

The Dominican Republic has many 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 taxi range of the coast. More active guests, though, may be interested in Playa del Barco, which could provide more action, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots.

Another location you may want to try is Playa Azul, which is close-by and another fun spot in the Dominican Republic.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Dominican Republic, but a trip to Playa Blanca East could end up a family favorite.


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