Tourism in Las Terrenas - Dominican Republic
Travel guide and tourist information to visit Las Terrenas and around: what to see, what to do, what to visit, which excursions... in Las Terrenas, a village in the north of Dominican Republic, Samana Peninsula.
Las Terrenas - Dominican Republic
is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic,
45 minutes from the main town of Samana
province and 120 kms from the city of Santo
Is a major tourist destination in the Dominican Republic, with over 15 km of unspoilt beaches with white sand and with a high concentration of coconut trees per square kilometer.
She has over 40 international restaurants and a wide and varied range of accommodation, luxury hotels, villas just minutes from the beach, one all-inclusive resort (Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo). The region also has options to offer a wide variety of choices for sports such as golf, diving, kitesurfing, tennis ...
Las Terrenas Samana is still a quiet town, but with a strong development, many tourism projects have emerged in recent years and many are constructions and forecasts.
In Las Terrenas, in addition to the main beach of the same name, is the beaches of Playa Bonita, one of the most beautiful beaches on the peninsula of Samana, which, with Playa Coson are undoubtedly the finest in the area .
It is possible to go to Cayo Levantado (go to Samana), an island of just 1 square kilometer with a charm and unique beauty, go to the waterfall El Limon, Playa Rincon in Las Galeras... many excursions and visits are accessible from this small town in the north of the Dominican Republic.
Las Terrenas is known worldwide for whales come to mate in winter and spring near the coast. This show is one of the main tourist attraction of Las Terrenas.
Note that the city has a large community of French, Italians, Dutch...
Tourist attractions and places to visit in Las Terrenas
Excursions with a quad
The quad is the most suitable means of transport to travel in the backcountry.
What to see, what to do, what to visit near Las Terrenas
Las Ballenas, Playa Bonita, Playa Moron, Playa EL Limon, Punta Popy, Playa Cosón... Las Terrenas has many beaches more or less wild to enjoy the ocean and the sun.
From January to March during their migrations, this is one of the major tourist attractions of the region of Samana.
National Park Los Haitises
The largest concentration of limestone in the Caribbean, resulting in caves, waterfalls... Los Haitises Park is a major tourist attraction of the Dominican Republic.
El Limon waterfall
El Limon waterfall is a waterfall about 40 meters high which empties into a natural pool. This is one of the major tourist attractions in the Samana region.
Little town at the foot of the mountains, watching with Victorian style homes.
Diving, snorkeling, dives VIP with catamaran, Turtle Dive Center, diving center Las Terrenas offers a personalized service.
To go to Las Terrenas
To go to Las Terrenas by
leaving from the South of the Dominican Republic,
you have to take the highway Santo Domingo - Samana.
By coming east (Punta Cana, Romana) the highway entrance is after the toll of the airport Las Americas. After the toll, it is necessary to take a road on the right parallel to the highway.
By coming from the capital it is necessary to stay on the left way of the highway (the entrance is on the left).
The highway Santo Domingo - Samana has 3 tolls. (46 + 148 + 175 pesos since 01/2011) (50 + 161 + 190 pesos en 09/2012) (51 + 166 + 195 pesos en 03/2013)(53 + 174 + 204 pesos en 07/2014).
At the end of this road take direction Sanchez, the road is in good condition as it has been redone recently (2010), after a few kilometers there is access to the new road, Boulevard Turistico del Atlantico, which reduces travel time to Las Terrenas, the toll is 450 pesos 09/2012 (507 en 07/2014) for about 40 kilometers.
This new road along the east coast offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the beaches.
Count approximately 2 hours of route to join Las Terrenas since the airport Las Americas.