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 regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you might want to plan a visit to Playa los Ninos.

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, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Playa los Ninos offers those who visit a quiet and serene getaway, thanks to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the Dominican Republic's South coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Palacio de Cerro, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Museo Bellapart (found 19 and a half miles away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a new way to experience the Dominican Republic's culture.

If a visit to the Playa los Ninos isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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 region of Hispaniola to Playa los Ninos is Sabana Grande De Palenque. This friendly part of Hispaniola is just a mile and a half from the beach, meaning you needn't use up an entire day here. This section in the Dominican Republic is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are.

Don't expect to find any of the Dominican Republic's frequently visited hotels and resorts near this beach, though if you're looking to avoid throngs of vacationers, the lack of places to stay should be a pleasant sight.


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat close to this coast, so you might want to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Hispaniola besides Playa los Ninos.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Playa Najayo, located two miles away. On the other hand, Playas de Meganito could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. You'll find it 28 and a half miles to the west.

Another option worth considering is Playa los Cuadritos, located seven and a half miles to the northeast.

Of course, the Dominican Republic has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at Playa los Ninos is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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