With a population of 135 inhabitants (census 2002), it owes its name to the visit of the English privateer Edward Davis. Bahia Inglesa is renowned for its white sands and warm waters, as well as its accommodations. Campgrounds, hotels, restaurants and summer houses offer lodging to visitors.
Some of the better known beaches are La Piscina (The Swimming Pool), Las Machas (The Clams), Playa Blanca (White Beach) and El Chuncho (The Owl). The place in addition enjoys a year-round mediterranean climate.