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About Las Terreras-Samaná
Las Terrenas is located on an outstretched powdery-white sand coast, dwelled by small mangroves and rocky areas.The ubiquity of plentiful white sand and turquoise blue water beaches has transformed this quaint fishing village into a small tourist town. In addition to the venerable town of Las Terrenas, the settlemnt spans an area three kilometers in length, along the coastline extending all the way towards Playa Bonita.
The region posseses modern-day infrastructure that rival other Caribbean destinations, with a diversified tourism offering and bustling nightlife. Aside from large all-inclusive hotels, it is surrounded by a vast amount of boutique hotels, hostels and luxurious second homes.
The town boasts a wide-ranging gastronomic offering due to the presence of approximately 40 picturesque restaurants serving myriad international specialties. French, Basque, Japanese and Italian cuisine, among others, are just a sample of the cuisine found in the area.
Las Terrenas is renowned for its long-winded stretches of beaches and sought after by visitors for its tranquility and paradisiacal views typical of Playa Bonita, Cosón Bay and Bobilanza.
Selected Activities and Excursions in Samana
Whale Watching Expedition
- Discover why more than 30,000 people come each year to Samaná to see how these gentle and beautiful creatures frolic in a natural habitat.
- Humpback whales have for centuries spent the winter near Samaná, while thousands of these North Atlantic whales migrate to enjoy the warm, clear waters to mate and give birth. Around 300 whales may be present at any one time. Cave paintings made by indegenous inhabitants, near the Samaná Peninsula represent whale carvings long before the arrival of Colombus. This is truly an experience of a lifetime.
- This tour comes to an end at beautiful Cayo Levantado Island. Here you will be able to enjoy its beach and swim in blue tuquoise waters, play volleyball, shop for local arts and crafts or simply relax under the shadow of a palm tree. Beach chairs and freh water showers are complementary at Cayo Levantado. There will be beverages, food, BBQ and water sports at an additional cost.
Los Haitises National Park
- Los Haitises signifies highlands or mountain countryside; its prominence is a series of hills and hillocks with a height ranging from 40m. to 350 m., and full of lush tropical vegetation at the top.
- This karstic relief, composed of marine coral, covers an area of 1,600 km2. The interior exudes a tropical zone associated with its surrounding high rainfall, rainforest vegetation and rich fauna, represented mainly by birds.
- Its more extensive cultural resoruces are depicted in the form of pictographs an petrogryphs on the interior of numerous caves and refuges occupied by prehispanic settlers. Vast coastal landscapes, where mangroves predominate, is another highlight of the park.
- The jungle, accessible through numerous coves, located between pruned branches and mangrove coasts, is another show of the biodiversity and beaty that adorn Los Haitises.
- The community of Limon takes front stage where you and a local guide will embarc on a scenic route across coffee plantations and learn how it is harvested until becoming the aromatic and flavorful product it is. Towards the end, you will be treated to a delicious typical Dominican lunch and a refreshing bath in the salto del Limon Waterfall.
- Explore the inside of the Samaná peninsula, where the mountain range reaches an altitude of 2,100 feet. Once you arrive at the ranch you will be greeted by guides who will provide a safety briefing and instructions on how to handle your horse. Each passage will be assisted by a qualified horse rider. You will follow on horseback, making your way down steep trails that your house can safely navigate. Discover isolated villages and a variety of local vegetation and wildlife such as coffee, cocoa and variety of fruits. You will break through fields for the next 30 minuts before reaching an area where you will be in the clear to continue walking for the remainder of the path until reaching spectacular waterfalls .
- Once you've reached the falls, you will be amazed by the cold-water cascade that rises 120 feet and are welcome to take a dip in its refreshing natural pool. Afeterwards, prior to heading back to fetch the horses, we will make a stop for a drink of fresh water and then begin our journey back to our starting point.
Zip Lines Adventures
- Following a brief introductory briefing, in which essential security procedures are explained, prepare to undertake a journey down the path leading towards the first platform. Don't worry, our operation adheres to the strictest international safety instructions.
- We are the only zip line adventure to be certified by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), which oversees canopy tours on a globaly. As you climb the first cable, your initial reaction may as well be to close your eyes. Now, unless you get over this initial fear, you are sure to miss out on flawless woodlands. The horizon is covered by myriad panoramic views of the Samaná Peninsula. Trudge through far-reaching stretches, some as far as 450 meters, as you make your away to the last platform.
- Feel the crescendo of the Atlantic heightens the adrenaline rush in the Zip Lines Adventures El Limón. Glide across skin-deep with rapt attention buried in the jungle amidst plethoric rainforests. Take delight in unbeatable perspectives, appreciating a bird’s eye view. Submerge yourself into a heavenly paradise, in the middle of dazzling tropical rainforests and incredible sceneries overshadowed by virgin white sand beaches.
Surf in Las Terrenas
- Las Terrenas is a destination that is suitable for surf and bodyboard, or exclusively for bodysurfing, perhaps the purest form of surf. It's like there is nothing between the surfer and the wave, resulting in a connection between man and a much more intense experience.
Off Road Adventure
- Travel off-road on one of our special "Quad" ATV on the path to our private beach, accessible only by boat or ATVs.
- You will receive a safety briefing on the operation of our ATV by a guide, who will tarvel from the dock to Las Carreras. So....you're out, the caravan will uncover the roads and highways in the Samaná Peninsula. Traverse its green areas and Caribbean foliage of Loma de la Piña. Along the way we will make several stops in sites of interests where our guides provide an interesting narrative.
- Your next stop is the beach of El Valle beach, one of the most stunning beaches of the peninsula. Next transit through a dense area with an exclusive roadway for our ATV's to make thir way across Cascada Lulu, where you can choose to relax and take good photos or take a quick dip in its cold and pristine waters.
- The astate of the beaches and weather allow for kitesurfing from December to September with steady and well-targeted thanks to permanent trade winds. Its various points are ideal for the amateur and enthusiast alike to improve their mastery in the midst of a welcoming sea.