Playa los Ninos

While it is easily accessible, Playa los Ninos is predominately a beach for locals. Visitors are welcomed to go, though the remoteness and lack of any amenities may not be what most are looking for.

Located in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, 1.7 miles east-northeast of Sabana Grande De Palenque, Playa los Ninos is on the South edge of Hispaniola. You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; secluded parts of the coast like Playa los Ninos let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

How to Access The Beach
When heading Northeast out of Sabana Grande de Palenque, drivers will need to turn right on a dirt road that will take them towards the coast and that ends at the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

One interesting feature of the beach is that it is also the mouth of the river, allowing swimmers to have fun in both the wavy ocean and the calm river waters.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Playa los Ninos grants a quiet and peaceful haven, thanks to the fact that the area surrounding the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


Playa los Ninos is on the Dominican Republic's South coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Palacio de Cerro, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Museo Bellapart. This museum is located 19 and a half miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa los Ninos
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Palacio de Cerro Historical Site 9.1 N --
Constituents Monument Monument 10.0 N --
Casa de Caoba Historical Site 12.4 N --
Santo Domingo Country Club Golf Course 14.3 NE --
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes Historical Site 14.4 W Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

The closest area on Hispaniola to Playa los Ninos is Sabana Grande De Palenque. This location is just a mile and a half from the coast, which means it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This part 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 depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well.

Don't anticipate finding any of the Dominican Republic's large hotels close to this beach, though if you're trying to evade masses of travelers, the lack of accommodation possibilities will surely be welcomed.


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat right on this shore, so you may choose to pack a lunch for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Playa los Ninos isn't the only beach worth visitng on Hispaniola.

Another location you might enjoy is Playa Najayo, located two miles away. On the other hand, Playas de Meganito offers more action, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's found 28 and a half miles to the west.

Travelers may also want to consider Playa los Cuadritos, which is located seven and a half miles to the northeast.

The Dominican Republic has a lot to offer its visitors, but Playa los Ninos is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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