Playa Monte Rio

A bit more natural than most beaches this close to residential areas, Playa Monte Rio serves mainly the local population of the area, though does have some good hiking options for eco-tourist.

Located in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, 3.5 miles south-southeast of Azua, Playa Monte Rio is on the South edge of the Dominican Republic. You might want even if you aren't staying very close.

How to Access The Beach
Playa Monte Rio is located right on the main road heading Southeast out of Azua.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach features dark sand and dark water, with not much else other than the occasional tree and th frequent boat.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you find that you like sunny days that grant a quiet experience, then think about trying out Playa Monte Rio; it's hidden away in a much quieter area of the Dominican Republic.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the Dominican Republic's South coast. It is close to Monumento El Numero, which is just a cab ride away, and it is one of a few local attractions.

Historical attractions such as Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Playa Monte Rio, and allow visitors to learn more about the Dominican Republic, without having to leave the coast. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is 26 miles to the east-southeast of this destination of historical interest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Monte Rio
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Monumento El Numero Monument 12.0 E --
Santuario de San Marting de Porres Monument 21.7 ESE Hispaniola
Presa de Jiguey Tourist Attraction 23.8 ENE Hispaniola
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes Historical Site 26.2 ESE Hispaniola
Fortaleza Restauración Ejército Nacional Historical Site 28.8 WSW --

Cities and Towns

The closest area of the Dominican Republic to Playa Monte Rio is Azua. This destination is only three and a half miles from the shore, meaning it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Azua is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller lodgings in the area.


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you try a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is La Rueda.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Monte Rio
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Rueda -- -- -- 0.0 mi. NW
El Meson Suizo (809) 710-7807 Latin American Informal 3.2 mi. NNW
Comedor D'Yulay -- Latin American Very Casual 3.4 mi. NNW
El Bambú Azua -- Latin American Very Casual 3.5 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 multiple beaches to discover in the Dominican Republic, of course, so if Playa Monte Rio doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Travelers may also want to consider Playa Azul, another great Dominican Republic beach site.

The Dominican Republic has plenty to offer its visitors, and dropping by Playa Monte Rio is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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