Playa Frontón

Beach in Las Galeras

Playa Frontón boasts some of the area’s best snorkeling. Apparently it’s also popular with drug smugglers, Dominicans braving the Mona Passage on their way to Puerto Rico, and reality-show contestants – in 2002 Expedición Robinson, Colombia’s version of Survivor, was filmed here. Trails lead to the beach, but it's easy to get lost, so hire a local guide (contact Karin at La Hacienda) or, preferably, come by boat: Asoldega charges about RD$3000 to Playa Frontón (RD$1000 per person with four or more).