Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic
Las Terrenas is a former fishing village beautifully situated on the northeast coast and is a dream destination for Dominican Republic travel. In recent years the former fishing village has become a popular holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. In the small town, which lies on the peninsula Samaná, live approximately 13,500 inhabitants. In addition to its inhabitants, many French and Haitians also live here. Visitors, who spend their holidays here, can experience in the city and at the long white sand beaches in the environment genuine Caribbean flair. Tourists from Europe usually arrive at the international airport El Catey near Sanchez after about 10 hours flight time.
Las Terrenas Excursions
In and around Las Terrenas there are many ways to pass the time. First of all there are the beautiful white sandy beaches where you can spend wonderful days at the beach. Among the most popular beaches are Playa Bonita, Cayo Levantado or Playa Punta Popy. The bays near Las Terrenas are also perfect for snorkelling and diving. A very special highlight: Between January and March humpback whales come to the coast to give birth to their young. For holidaymakers, this means whale watching at the highest level. Every year over 5000 animals cross the waters off Samaná. In the Los Haitises National Park you can admire breathtaking flora and fauna. During an organized tour, one usually hikes first through an impressive swamp and mangrove landscape and then encounters caves in which Indian paintings can still be admired today.
Our round trips in the north of the Dominican Republic
Las Terrenas Weather
Bright sunshine and pleasant temperatures create a holiday atmosphere all year round. However, the best time to visit Las Terrenas is during the European winter. With 160 mm of rain per month, precipitation is generally somewhat higher than in the rest of the Dominican Republic. However, the rainfalls are rather heavy showers, which are only of short duration. The advantage of the above-average rainfall: The landscape is lovely green! The best travel months are February and March, as it is very dry and rains less often during these months. Also the Christmas time is suitable weather-technically well for a vacation in the small holiday place.
Las Terrenas Hotels
Las Terrenas is a popular holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. During the holiday, of course, all visitors want to be safe and in good hands and so in Las Terrenas there are actually numerous hotels in which one can feel at home.
Hotel Albachiara Residence
The Hotel Albachiara Residence, for example, is very popular. Both rooms and apartments can be rented. It is situated directly at the sea and impresses by its Caribbean elegance.
The Hotel La Tortuga
The Hotel La Tortuga is a little smaller, but no less beautiful. Under thatched roofs, the Caribbean atmosphere is especially evident in the evenings by candlelight.
Casa de Sergio y Cristina
Those who prefer an even more familiar accommodation will get their money’s worth in the Casa de Sergio y Cristina. The owners take special care of their guests.