In many ways, life in Las Terrenas is perfectly in balance. Nestled on the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, this beachfront community was born as a tranquil fishing village - one that grew up to attract a global resident community of Dominicans, French, Italians, and other Europeans. It is somehow both lively and social and stunningly natural, with some of the most scenic palm-lined beaches in the country. It's a place to enjoy a mix of cultures in landscapes that are decidedly Dominican, and you'll do it best from the serene comfort of our Las Terrenas vacation rentals.
Where is Las Terrenas?
The town of Las Terrenas sits on the coast of Samaná, a gorgeous peninsular province
in the northeastern reaches of the Dominican Republic. From this position on the shores of Scottish Bay, you'll be just 15 miles east of Samaná El Catey International Airport and 90 miles north of the bustling capital city of Santo Domingo.
Beaches in Las Terrenas
With a shoreline that is marked by swaying palm trees, calm waters, and a coastal road that has hindered much heavy development, Las Terrenas is a wonderful escape for swimmers, snorkelers, and stand-up paddleboarders.
Head west from the center of town to Playa Coson, one of the livelier beaches in the area with 12 miles of sand and a charming collection of bars and restaurants. For a bit more relaxation, the aptly named Playa Bonita is known for its quiet atmosphere, its peaceful waters, and its sweeping views of the surrounding cove. Spend your mornings kitesurfing at Playa Punta Popy, or find blissful solitude at Playa Las Ballenas, a family-friendly stretch of sand with incredible panoramas at sunset.
Things to Do in Las Terrenas
Thanks to their position at the neck of the Samaná Peninsula, our Las Terrenas vacation rentals provide outstanding access to this pristine region. You'll easily spend your days swimming, fishing, and horseback riding, and end them with beachfront meals that masterfully blend Dominican and European influences.
Between January and March, the warm waters that surround the peninsula are a magnet for breeding humpback whales, allowing eco-tourists to catch a first-hand glimpse. Swimmers and sunbathers can hop in the car to explore Playa Moron, Playa Rincón, and other legendary beaches that await to the east. And to the south of the peninsula is Los Haitises National Park, a secluded expanse of caverns, mangrove forests, and mountainous coastal landscapes that are easily reached by boat from Samaná town 25 miles south.
Experience the Dominican Republic
as it was meant to be seen - book your escape to one of our Las Terrenas vacation rentals today!
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