Las Terrenas Attractions

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Las Terras is not only a popular destination amongst foreigners, but resident's of the Dominican Republic's capital frequent the town as well.  It certainly is a thing of beauty, as the area attractions make obvious:  beaches and botanical gardens are top sites to see.


Moron Beach

There are a large selection of beaches to visit in and around the area. Click on each beach name for more detail concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Las Ballenas: Playa Las Ballenas stretches along the shore for about a mile and a half. The shore features tan colored sand and is lined with coconut palms, while the sea ranges in blues from aqua to navy.

Another alternative to consider is Bonita Beach. Just as you enter the town of Las Terranas driving east from Puerto Plata on the main highway, you'll encounter an arrowed road sign directing you to Bonita Beach. The road that drives to the shore is made up of sand, but it typically in good enough condition that your standard vehicle can make the trip.

Coson Beach: Coson Beach is backed by trees with a river to the west that dumps right into the water, which is a aquamarine color.

These examples are only a few of what you can find. To reach our page about beaches, go to this page.


El Salto del Limon

Although most people visiting the area are drawn by the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. The one example is El Salto del Limon. It is situated 6.9 mi. East-Southeast of central Las Terrenas. Located in a thickly forested area along the Samaná peninsula in northeast Dominican Republic is a beautiful water fall called El Salto del Limón. Tourists have the choice of hiking or riding horseback to the falls, and in some cases mules are even available to ride on for the trek. Those who have made the journey before say that the hike is doable for those in good physical condition, but can be rough for those with health issues.

Botanical Gardens

Guests can also experience a botanical garden in Las Terrenas.

Gardens In Las Terrenas
Name Type Location Island
Ectopia Botanical Garden 0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Las Terrenas Hispaniola

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