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 coast of Hispaniola. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. This beach is not just beautiful, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Dominican Republic. While Playa los Ninos may be a little more difficult to reach, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Playa los Ninos offers a quiet and relaxing escape, as the surrounding region is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the Dominican Republic's South coast. It is near Palacio de Cerro, which is one of a few area's attractions.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Museo Bellapart (located 19 and a half miles away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help visitors understand the Dominican Republic's interesting past.

Beaches are a great attraction to 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 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 nearest region of Hispaniola to Playa los Ninos is Sabana Grande De Palenque. This interesting part of Hispaniola is just a mile and a half from the shore, meaning a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Sabana Grande De Palenque is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists.

You won't find any of the Dominican Republic's popular resorts and hotels close to this beach, though if you're looking to evade masses of tourists, the shortage of accommodation possibilities will certainly be a welcomed sight.


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the vicinity of this beach, so you might want to pack a lunch for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Hispaniola, so if Playa los Ninos doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Playa Najayo, found two miles away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at Playas de Meganito. It's found 28 and a half miles to the west.

You may also want to consider Playa los Cuadritos, located seven and a half miles away.

The Dominican Republic has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Playa los Ninos is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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