Attractions in Las Terrenas

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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

You will find a large selection of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Click on each beach name to get additional information concerning that part of the coast.

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.

A second place for beach-goers to consider is Bonita Beach. Bonita Beach, which means Beautiful Beach, is comprised of eight miles of fine white sand lined with spiky coconut palm trees. Looking out into the sea, you'll see clear turquoise waters, and off in the distance the rock Punta Bonita.

Coson Beach: Coson Beach is located in the north east coast of the Dominican Republic. Surrounded by not much else than miles of forest, this beach is often deserted, which makes it the perfect place for a quiet getaway.

Las Terrenas and the surrounding areas have quite a few other beach choices. Readers can get more information here.


El Salto del Limon

Although most people visiting the area come for the beautiful water and coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. The one example is El Salto del Limon. It is located 6.9 mi. East-Southeast of central Las Terrenas. <p>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.</p>

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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