Places in Península de Samaná
The road to this small fishing community 28km northeast of Samaná ends at a fish shack on the beach. So does everything else, metaphorically speaking. One of the great pleasures of a stay here is losing all perspective on the world beyond; even a trip to one of the beautiful and isolated outlying beaches seems far away.
Once a rustic fishing village, Las Terrenas today is a cosmopolitan town and seems as much French (approaching a colony) and Italian as Dominican. Fashionable-looking European women in designer sunglasses ride their personal ATVs with a bag of baguettes in tow, battling on roads with way too many motos.
Tours and activities
Shared Arrival Transfer: Samaná El Catey International Airport to Hotels
Skip the hassle of rental cars or taxis, and book this convenient airport transfer from El Catey International Airport to your Samaná or Las Terrenas hotel, saving you time upon arrival in the Dominican Republic...
Tips and articles
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