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.

Set in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, 3.5 miles south-southeast of Azua, Playa Monte Rio is on the South coast of the Dominican Republic. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Playa Monte Rio offers those who visit an idyllic and tranquil environment, in part because the location that surrounds the beach won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


Playa Monte Rio is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South coast of the Dominican Republic. It is close to Monumento El Numero, which is seen 12 miles away, and it is one of a number of local attractions.

If you want more information on the history of the Dominican Republic, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, which is 26 miles away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 nearest region in the Dominican Republic to Playa Monte Rio is Azua. This interesting part of the Dominican Republic is only three and a half miles from the beach, which means you needn't use up an entire day here. Azua is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Playa Monte Rio; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is La Rueda.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the table below.

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

Playa Monte Rio isn't the only beach worth checking out in the Dominican Republic.

Vacationers may also want to visit Playa Azul, another favorite sun-spot in the Dominican Republic.

While the Dominican Republic has many alluring attractions, Playa Monte Rio is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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