Doña Ana Beach

Doña Ana Beach

Located 14.5 Km from the center of the city, it is a wooded public park located on the highway to Caldera. Doña Ana Tourist Lodging. At the entrance of the beach there is parking 0,60 US$. Access for the beach for adults/children 1.50/ 0.75 US$; open from  8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m, perfect for swimming, there is a bar, picnic areas, changing areas  and bathrooms. In reality there are two beaches: Doña Ana and Boca Barranca. The buses from Caldera pass by the entrance. It is located at the mouth of the Río Barranca, with an approximate extension of 700 meters; it has an irregular, rocky coast with strong waves. It is a black sandy beach, with some areas of vegetation. There are beautiful cliffs. One of the main attractions is the train tunnel called Miraflores, built between 1907 and 1910 and was inagaurated on the 23rd of July during the Presidential Administration of Ricardo Jiménez O., it was built with stone and rocks in the area, it is 200 meters long, and was used as a railtrack until 1925, but there were constant landslides near the Carballo rock and the route had to be changed and the tunnel was eventually abandoned; in 1995 it was declared of natural historical and archictectural interest. There is a mangrove estuary situated opposite the Caldera port. It is possible to rent boats and hire ornithology guides to visit the canals. The village is divided into two sectors by the river, by a pedestrian bridge.