The northern peninsula of Samana’ is famous in the Dominican Republic for its stunning landscapes, nature reserve and most of all for its picturesque and famous beaches. Over the last decade, Las Terrenas represents the destination that has developed more than the others in the Peninsula of Samana’. Nowadays is an extremely popular destination for the Dominican people and is getting every day more renowned from the foreign tourists.
Las Terrenas enjoy warm weather year-round with the exception of the period from September until November that is not really recommended because of the rain season; so mostly all over the year is an optimal destination for enjoying the palm tree lined paradise beaches.
With coastlines surrounded by lush jungle, Las Terrenas is home to picturesque tropical paradise and beautiful gold beaches, each possessing its own set of unique qualities. What makes one beach whether you are seeking calm and quiet bays, water-sport and adventures or amazing reefs, these TOP five beaches offer the quintessential Las Terrenas experience:
- Playa Las Ballenas
Playa Las Ballenas is neither unknown or isolated. In fact, right now it’s the most famous beach in Las Terrenas. Because of its central location, right close to the city center (Pueblo de Los Pescadores) and easy to find it.
This beach offers incredible scenery made of a combination of perfect turquoise water, stunning tropical reefs, golden sand and palm trees, make Playa Las Ballenas a picturesque tropical paradise. Playa Las Ballenas is surrounded by many hotel residence, villas and restaurants, it is easy to access and ideal for visitors of Las Terrenas seeking a mix of natural beauty and comfort on the beach.
A curious fact is that the name “Las Ballenas” (That means whales in English) came from the three rocks at the end of the beach that has the shape of two whales.
Getaway Tips: After a day at the beach, drop into one of the beach’s many fantastic restaurants and bars for a refreshing sunset cocktail may be a delicious mojito or pina colada.
- Playa La Bonita
Playa Bonita is an untouched corner of paradise and it’s still wild as mother nature made it: its lush emerald vegetation and its treacherous rocks give it a unique aspect of peace and beauty of the landscape…
The name tells is all! Situated in the west part of Las Terrenas, Playa Bonita has been considered one of the Dominican Republic’s best beaches: a rocky headland shielding the beach from powerful waves, the green turquoise water reflects the color of the lush green park on the surrounding that is filled with wildlife. This is also the ideal beach for the active, with hidden caves, surf activity, kayaking, and more. You may do a promenade along the beach to discover the bar, restaurants, hotels and surf shop and most of all to have the feeling to be in the middle of a remote bay surrounded by cliffs on three sides and stunning colorful marine water.
This is also the ideal beach for the active, with hidden caves, surf activity, kayaking, and more. You may do a promenade along the beach to discover the bar, restaurants, hotels and surf shop and most of all to have the feeling to be in the middle of a remote bay surrounded by cliffs on three sides and stunning colorful marine water.
Getaway Tips: Here, you can do just a day of watersport you can dream of, and take a Surf lesson as well with the smiling professional teacher of the area and then enjoy a relaxing picnic on the beach just in front of the natural beauty!
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- Playa Coson
Sugar sand, crystal-clear Caribbean water, palm trees all over the beach and peaceful atmosphere.
Coson beach is simply beautiful and it’s the area of luxury hotels and all-inclusive Caribbean resorts, generally preferred by couples, families, weddings and honeymoons. Coson Beach offers distinct restaurants, each serving up a delicious mix of Dominican dishes as well as lobsters, shrimps, fishes depending on the season.
Popular with its all inclusive resort and luxury hotels, Coson Beach is one the Dominican Republic’s most prestigious beaches; in fact, it’s known for its fantastic seafood, and of course, the sunset! Coson Beach is an accessible location and popularity with tourists can make it a bit more crowded during the high season on Sunday. We recommend you to go during the early morning to enjoy the beach at its best, without any crowds and any mosquitos to bother you J
Getaway Tips: After a sunbathing and swimming in the ocean take a walk along the soft sandy beach and admire the view of the stunning bay! After that, a Lobster-tasting is absolutely the experience you MUST DO while spending your day in Coson Beach!
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- Playa Punta Popy
Perfect powdery sand and crystal clear tropical water make Punta Popy very popular in Las Terrenas. Another idyllic stretch of beach located close to the city center, Punta Popy is a common destination for windsurfers, snorkelers, swimmers, fishers, and sunbathers. The only bad part is that the shoreline has been reduced in the last years because of the seaside movement so there isn’t a lot of space for the sea chairs.
It’s an attractive beach of Las Terrenas because of the presence of bars, cafès, and restaurants on the beach that call the attention of a lot of tourists but the development along the coast in recent years has not diminished the amazing aesthetic of the beach!
Getaway Tips: Don’t miss the sunset in Punta Popy! We truly recommend you to catch the breathtaking view the pink sky and the calm seaside just situated in one of the bars and sipping a fresh sugar mojito!
- Playa El Portillo
Playa El Portillo is the last beach of Las Terrenas, situated at the end of the street for go to El Limon, it’s an adventure seekers paradise.
With scattered hotels and bar, El Portillo is the ideal vacation spot for those wishing to relax and escape from it all. If, after you have arrived, you decide that the isolation is too much, you can go to El Balconcito del Mosquito, that is a very cool beach bar in jungle tropical style right on the golden sand where you can have a cold drink and just have a moment of quiet and relax in front of the magic view of the bay of El Portillo. Here along the palm-lined, the shimmering coastline you can wander discovering the beautiful trees, the wildlife and most of all the wild mangroves in the seaside.
Getaway Tips: Take a walk from Playa El Portillo until Punta Popy, you will appreciate the silent and the stunning lush around you!
Which one is your favorite? Enjoy the stunning tropical beaches around Las Terrenas and make your holidays an unique experience!