Bahia Salinas

The trek to Bahia Salinas is a strenuous one, but the pay-off is a nearly always unoccupied beach that truly makes visitors feel as though they have stumbled upon their own private island.

Located on the eastern edge of the island of Vieques, You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. Bahia Salinas stands out because it's perfect for escaping the hustle of Puerto Rico's urban areas. Most other beaches in Puerto Rico may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Bahia Salinas, but are usually busier since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

How to Access The Beach
To access Bahia Salinas, you must hike through the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge. Pick up a map at the visitors center, and follow it through the dry forest and salt flats to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

On the north coast of Vieques, in Cabo Rojo, Bahia Salinas is a tan-colored sweep of sand with warm, calm deep blue waters. Off in the distance is a view of a lighthouse.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Bahia Salinas offers visitors a calm and serene retreat, thanks to the fact that the surrounding area is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Bahia Salinas is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the East coast of Vieques. It is near some interesting sites like Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, which is reachable in a taxi, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

If you want more information on the history of Puerto Rico, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is nine and a half miles to the west.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Puerto Rico. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Bahia Salinas
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Lighthouse 9.0 WSW Vieques
Fortín Conde De Mirasol Historical Site 9.4 W Vieques
Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery Art Gallery 9.6 W Vieques
Punta Mulas Lighthouse Lighthouse 9.7 W Vieques
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Museum 12.1 W Vieques

Cities and Towns

Bahia Salinas is in the Isabel Segunda area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The city of Isabel Segunda is close-by and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Isabel Segunda is a little ways off, maybe nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

There is a pretty nice assortment of hotels to pick from in the vicinity of Bahia Salinas. The most accessible of which are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Bahia Salinas
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Seagate Hotel 8.9 W Hotel
Hector's by the Sea 9.0 W B & B
Ababor Suites 9.2 W Hotel


You might not find any places to eat right on this coastal destination, so you may choose to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Vieques, so Bahia Salinas is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Naguabo Beach, located 28 miles to the west. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that Bahia Icacos is just right. It's found a quarter mile to the west.

Vacationers may also want to visit El Gallito, located 11 and a half miles to the west.

Perhaps Bahia Salinas is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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