Las Terrenas Town
Las Terrenas consists of a limited number of streets and without a doubt, its main attraction is the incredibly beautiful 15km/9 mile beach that makes this Caribbean paradise truly spectacular.
It is also the most attractive and cosmopolitan town in the Samaná peninsula, that has over 30km of pristine beaches. The local residents are a mixture of Dominicans and foreigners, many with a historical relationship to the area. Some are descendants from the slave trade, some from the Spanish occupation, Taino ancestors, or from the more recent settlement of French and Italian expatriates. Las Terrenas is really a melting pot of cultures and this is reflected in the range of international restaurants that can be found in the town.
Las Terrenas History
Even its name has historical overtones as this came from the French word La Terrienne (The Landowner). La Terrenas has grown and developed into not just a tourist area but as one of the most desirable places to live in the Caribbean. This is because of the beautiful beaches, natural parks, proximity to an international airport and the town is only 2 hours away from the Capitol City of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo. For these reasons, there are many beautiful condos and villas within the town or just a few minutes away.
The natural beauty of Las Terrenas is its most significant asset, as well as that of its surrounding pueblos, natural parks, beaches, and other wonders; Cayo Levantado (Island), Los Haitises National Park, El Limon Waterfall, and one unique attraction is being able to view the Humpback Whales from January to March in the Bay of Samaná.
It is only 20 minutes east of the El Catey- Samana International Airport
El Limon (Waterfall)
Los Haitises National Park
Cayo Levantado Island
- Coson Beach: 6km of beach with restaurants and villas.
- Jackson Beach: Secluded beach reachable only by boat.
- La Bonita Beach: 1.5km of beach connected to Coson Beach.
- Las Ballenas Beach: 2kms long. Home of the “Pueblo de Pescadores/ Fishermen Town”
- Punta Popi Beach: 6km long and runs through the center of town.
- Portillo Beach: Continuation of Punta Popi Beach. A popular area for kite surfers.
- Estillero Beach: Secluded and quiet beach with 3km of beach.
- El Limon Beach: 2km of sandy beach.
- Moron Beach: Isolated beach, very hidden but worth the drive.
- Las Canas Beach: 1km after Moron beach.
- Ermitano Beach: Only accessible by boat and consists of three beaches.
- El Valle Beach: Deserted 1.2kms of beach enclosed by mountains.
- Rincon Beach: One of the most beautiful beaches in the World.
- Colorado Beach: Next to Rincon beach with two areas.
- Playita Beach: Small beach with several lagoons.
- Galeras Beach: The main Samaná beach, here you can take water taxis to Playa Rincon, Colorado & Madame.
- Madame Beach: Secluded beach with caves to explore.
- Fronton Beach: Surrounded by rocky cliffs and not visited by many tourists.