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 coast of the Dominican Republic. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Playa Monte Rio brings visitors a quiet and tranquil enclave, due to the fact that the area surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South coast of the Dominican Republic. It is near some interesting sites like Monumento El Numero, which is just a cab ride away, and it is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of the Dominican Republic, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For instance, nearby is Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, which is 26 miles to the east-southeast.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

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 section of the Dominican Republic to Playa Monte Rio is Azua. This friendly part of the Dominican Republic is just three and a half miles from the shore, so you needn't use up an entire day here. This area in the Dominican Republic 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 a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can attract guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is La Rueda.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

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

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them in the Dominican Republic will have lots of options besides Playa Monte Rio.

Another option worth considering is Playa Azul, which is close-by and another fun spot in the Dominican Republic.

Of course, the Dominican Republic has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Playa Monte Rio is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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