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Top Choice Seafood in Las Galeras

El Monte Azul

Clinging spectacularly to the edge of the DR, this rustic, postcard-perfect restaurant with amazing views offers some of the island's most dramatic dining. Go at sunset, when a kaleidoscopic flurry of hues melts int…
Beach in Las Galeras

Playa Rincón

Pitch-perfect Playa Rincón, with soft, nearly white sand and multihued water good for swimming, stretches an uninterrupted 3km – enough for every day-tripper to claim their own piece of real estate. There's a small …
Beach in Las Galeras

Playa Frontón

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 Expe…
Beach in Las Galeras

Playita

Better than the beach in town, Playita (Little Beach) is easy to get to on foot or by motoconcho. It’s a stretch of tannish sand and mellow surf, backed by tall, dramatically leaning palm trees. On the main road jus…
Beach in Las Galeras

Playa Madama

Playa Madama is a small beach framed by high bluffs at the edge of the country; keep in mind there’s not much sunlight here in the afternoon. Asoldega charges around RD$2500 to Playa Madama (RD$800 per person with f…
Spanish in Las Galeras

El Pescador

Located across from BanReservas on the main road, this is an excellent seafood option, notably for its paella (the owner is Spanish), which could hold its own against any in the mother country. If you beg, they'll e…
Dominican in Las Galeras

Rincon del Marisco

Local chef Rubi's gastronomic feats were previously the main event at a wonderful Playa Rincón beach restaurant. While she's traded in that dramatic setting for a simple open-air place in town, the food continues to…
Landmark in Las Galeras

Boca del Diablo

‘Mouth of the Devil’ is an impressive vent or blowhole, where waves rush up a natural channel and blast out of a hole in the rocks. Car or motorcycle is the best way to get here – look for an unmarked dirt road 7km …
Dominican in Las Galeras

Restaurante Isabel

The simplest – and best – of the three restaurants at Playita beach sits right on the sand. Owner-chef Isabel has done little more than throw a steel grate over a clay oven to cook you whatever's fresh that day. Exp…
Fast Food in Las Galeras

End of the Road

Right at the town intersection, this small traveler's hub serves gourmet Angus-beef burgers and massive burritos (including an awesome breakfast version) cooked by locals trained by the French chef of what was the t…