Playa Salinas

This large beach tucked onto Bahia de las Calderas remains largely uncrowded, thanks to the distance from any major tourist area. However, driving here grants everyone fantastic views of Dominican Republic's sand dunes that are in this area.

Set in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, Playa Salinas is on the South edge of the Dominican Republic. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by.

How to Access The Beach
Carretera Maximo Gomez, also known as Route 510, is the best way for tourist to reach the area.

Amenities and Ambiance

The large beach is pretty free of any development, so you will likely not see any amenities here at all.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you find that you prefer shores that grant a relaxing enclave, then maybe head on over to Playa Salinas; it's back in a less urbanized section of the region.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Playa Salinas on the Dominican Republic's South coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Santuario de San Marting de Porres, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of the Dominican Republic, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, which is 13 and a half miles to the east.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Salinas
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Santuario de San Marting de Porres Monument 10.5 ENE Hispaniola
Monumento El Numero Monument 11.7 N --
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes Historical Site 13.7 E Hispaniola
Presa de Jiguey Tourist Attraction 24.9 NNE Hispaniola
Palacio de Cerro Historical Site 30.8 ENE --

Cities and Towns

The nearest region in the Dominican Republic to Playa Salinas is Cabana Buey. This destination is only three and a half miles from the beach, meaning it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. Cabana Buey is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.


There aren't any restaurants in the vicinity of this coast, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

The Dominican Republic has several beautiful beaches, so Playa Salinas is just one of your options.

Another option worth considering is Playa los Cuadritos, located a little ways off, but can be reached in the car.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Dominican Republic, and Playa Salinas offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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