Attractions in Las Galeras

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Located at the end of the Samana Peninsula, Las Galeras is a quiet town home to a small community of European ex-pats who make their living promoting tourism.  There are plenty of ways to keep busy, from visiting the local beaches to fishing and diving, but as far as actual attractions are concerned, you might have an easier time finding sites to see about a half an hour away in the town of Samana. 


Las Galeras Beach

You will discover several beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that particular stretch of sand.

Las Galeras Beach: Las Galeras can be found where Highway 5 and Calle de la Playa meet.

A second option worth considering is La Playita Beach. La Playita is covered in soft white sand, and shaded by coconut palms. The waters that rush ashore are an beautiful aquamarine. Those who do not particularly care to get wet can lounge in the plastic beach chairs that dot the shore.

Colorada Beach: The beachfront of Colorada Beach is covered in palm trees and tan colored sand. The waters here can be rough, but the turquoise hue is hard to resist.

Fortunately, you will find a nice selection of beaches in and around the area. Make your way to this extended discussion if you want to discover more information.


Whale Museum Of Samana

Assuming you like to learn about other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Las Galeras.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Shipwreck Maritime Museum. It is located in Samana, 10.2 mi. South West of central Las Galeras. Visitors are welcomed to come and visit the Shipwreck Maritime Museum, where they will witness some of the more tragic circumstances of maritime history. The majority of the museum is focused on artifacts found from the French Warship "La Scipion" which sank during the American Revolution.

Another popular destination is Whale Museum Of Samana. It is found within Samana, 10.8 mi. South West of central Las Galeras. The Whale Museum offers exhibits that any environmentalist, whale lover, or curious person is sure to enjoy. In addition to the many exhibits featuring migration patterns and life as a whale, the centerpiece of the museum is the forty foot humpback whale skeleton.

The chart below provides you with more information about a few the available museums nearby.

Museums Near Las Galeras
Name Phone Location
Shipwreck Maritime Museum (809) 538-2559 Samana, 10.2 mi. South West of Central Las Galeras
Whale Museum Of Samana (809) 538-2042 Samana, 10.8 mi. South West of Central Las Galeras

Historical Sites

Do you enjoy learning some of the history of foreign countries? If yes, you might want to visit a historical site during your time in Las Galeras.

Be sure to look at the following chart for information concerning historic sites near Las Galeras.

Historic Sites Near Las Galeras
Name Phone Location
Parroquia de Samana -- Samana, 10.4 mi. South West of Central Las Galeras
St. Peter's Church -- Samana, 10.3 mi. South West of Central Las Galeras

Zoos and Aquariums

If the idea of spending some time surrounded by animals sounds like fun, you should visit Iguanario Los Tocones. The threatened Rhinoceros Iguana can find a safe haven at the Iguanario Los Tocones, or simply, The Iguana Farm. Oddly, the iguanas are threatened not because of human development or because of predators, but because they are sought after aggressively by zoos around the world.

Zoos Near Las Galeras
Name Type Location Island/th>
Iguanario Los Tocones Zoo 3.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Las Galeras Hispaniola

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