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Destination of the Month: Las Terrenas

Dominican Republic is an island of the Caribbean, with a tropical climate; with some of the most beautiful beaches, it is a great vacation spot. One place you should visit is Las Terrenas. Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, in the province of Samana. 


It was founded in 1946 when rural inhabitants of Santo Domingo were ordered to resettle in Las Terrenas as farmers and fishermen. At the time it was a small fishing village isolated from the rest of the country. Fishermen’s cabins have been slowly converted into bars, shops, and restaurants.

The drive to Las Terrenas was made easier with the completion of a new highway in 2012 between Santo Domingo and Santa Barbara de Samana. It take about 2 hours drive from Santo Domingo to Las Terrenas. Also with the international airport, Samaná El Catey International Airport, opened in 2006 international travel was made easier. Most tourists to this region come from Canada and Europe. The airport is about a 30 minute drive to Las Terrenas, and 40 minutes to the provincial capital, Santa Barbara de Samana.



This town is still underveloped, it offers miles of protected inshore waters and beautiful white-sand beaches lined with palm trees and fishing boats. The average temperature of this region is 77 degrees Fahrenheit, with the temperature varying 18 degrees between summer and winter. The best know beaches are “Punta Poppy” and “Las Ballenas”.



If you are thinking of visiting the Dominican Republic, we encourage you to make time to visit the beaches of Las Terrenas, you will not regret it if you want to feel in paradise!



Written by LARM Dominican Republic



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