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.

Positioned on the eastern coast of the island of Vieques, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; less popular beaches like Bahia Salinas allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

If you tend to enjoy beach days which bring visitors a peaceful experience, then a good choice for you is Bahia Salinas; it is back in a less urban area of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the East coast of Vieques. Puerto Ferro Lighthouse is within the range of a cab, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.

If you're intrigued by Puerto Rico's history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Fortín Conde De Mirasol, which is not too far from the beach, and is accessible by taxi.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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. Nearby, you'll find the city of Isabel Segunda, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Bahia Salinas, Isabel Segunda is located roughly nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Bahia Salinas is not near very many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers will find a nice selection of hotels to choose from in the area that surrounds the beach. The most accessible of which have been 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

Food

You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat near this shore, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Bahia Salinas on Vieques.

Another location you might enjoy is Naguabo Beach, found 28 miles to the west. On the other hand, Bahia Icacos offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's found a quarter mile to the west.

Another option worth considering is El Gallito, which is located just a cab ride away.

Of course, Puerto Rico has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Bahia Salinas or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Puerto Rico even more memorable.

 

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