Diving & Snorkeling

Las Terrenas has reasonably good diving and snorkeling and at least three shops in town to take you out. Favorite dive spots include a wreck in 28m of water and Isla Las Ballenas, visible from shore, with a large underwater cave. Most operators also offer special trips to Cabo Cabrón near Las Galeras and Dudu Cave near Río San Juan. Standard one-tank dives average US$60 with equipment. A 10-dive package generally costs US$400. Two-tank day trips to Cabo Cabrón are US$160, including gear, lunch and transportation; one-tank day trips to Dudu Caves are US$130, also including gear, lunch and transportation. Open-water courses average US$480.

A popular full-day snorkel trip is to Playa Jackson, several kilometers west of town, reached by boat.

Kitesurfing & Windsurfing

Second only to Cabarete, Las Terrenas is a good place to try out a wind sport in the DR. The beach at Punta Popy, only 1km or so east of the main intersection, is a popular place for kitesurfers and windsurfers.