Las Terrenas

Samana Peninsula  –  Las Terrenas  –  Dominican Republic

Located in the Carribean, the Dominican Republic shares its island with Haiti. Bordered on the South by the Caribbean Sea and to the East and North by the Atlantic Ocean, it is an island with very diversified landscapes: mountain, beach, plain …

The Samaná peninsula is located in the northeast of the island. With about sixty kilometers long and twenty wide, the Samaná peninsula offers all the beauties and contrasts of the country.

Surrounded by coconut palms and islets, the Samaná bay is very picturesque and remains very wild and authentic. Samana offers green mountains, long beaches, small typical villages, turquoise waters.

The Samaná peninsula is finally a good choice for experienced divers, and the place to be for whale watchers. Las Terrenas is good place too for sports like  kitesurfing, moutainbiking, hiking, horse riding…

The Samaná peninsula is certainly the gem of the Dominican Republic and Las Terrenas. It’s a small heaven of peace where harmoniously cohabit the local population and a large foreign community (including nearly 1,500 french people). People are living peacefully at the rhythm of the merengue, far from the « all inclusive hotels » of the south coast.

The local population welcomes tourists in its colorful little « casitas » and its popular « comedors » (snacks) with a « cubalibre » or « pollo frito ».

As for the old European backpackers who have been here for more than 35 years, they are happy to report that only 20 years ago the village had neither electricity nor running water. It  took more than 10 hours to reach the capital by car. Now it’s taking 2 hours