Attractions

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 …
Nature Reserve in Las Terrenas

Parque Nacional Los Haitises

Las Terrenas might not be that close to the Parque Nacional Los Haitises, but since so few independent travelers make it to Sabana de la Mar, the closest entrance to the park, Las Terrenas has become a popular place…
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…
Waterfall in Las Terrenas

Cascada El Limón

Tucked away in surprisingly rough landscape, surrounded by peaks covered in lush greenery, is the 52m-high El Limón waterfall. A beautiful swimming hole at the bottom can be a perfect spot to wash off the sweat and …
Island in Samaná

Cayo Levantado

A gorgeous public beach lies on the western third of this lush island, 7km from Samaná. It's the only section that's open to the public – a five-star hotel occupies the rest. Boatmen at Samaná's pier can get you the…
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…
Beach in Las Terrenas

Playa Bonita

A getaway from a getaway, the appropriately named Playa Bonita (Pretty Beach) is only a few kilometers west of Las Terrenas. It's not without imperfections – the half-moon-shaped beach is fairly steep and narrow, an…
Beach in Samaná

Playa las Flechas

This small beach, around 5km east of Samaná, is easily accessible from town. It's thought by many historians to be the site of a small and short battle between Columbus’ crew and the Ciguayos, a Taíno cacique (chief…
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 …