Las Terrenas is an eclectic little town that draws people from all walks of life for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is the tranquil nature of the clear, blue waters, and the sites that lie beneath. This makes snorkeling a favorite pastime among many.
The beachfront of Las Terrenas runs about one and half miles along the coastal center of town. From here, snorkelers have access to crystalline, calm waters that are great for snorkeling. Indeed, just 330 feet from the beach is a healthy coral reef system. Many people point to Portillo and Las Ballenas as two good snorkeling spots in town, and a more vague note has been made about snorkeling in front of the town's cemetery if you're into underwater photography and want some great shots of interesting sea life.
Most people find the waters here to be so subdued that they have no problem going out and snorkeling on their own. Others prefer to let a professional guide them on their snorkeling endeavors. These people can sign up with a snorkeling tour group, or a scuba diving group that brings snorkelers along with them to see the sites under supervision. The cost is usually somewhere around $35(USD). Some locations will allow you to rent snorkeling gear for around $10(USD), but in Las Terrenas you'll be wise to bring your own.
Take a moment to look through the table just below for a quick overview of one of the best places to go snorkeling in this area.
|Abra Grande, 2.6 mi. East of Central Las Terrenas||Hispaniola|
The following chart lists some information regarding two firms that offer snorkeling related services.
|(809) 468-4055||Abra Grande, 2.5 mi. East of Central Las Terrenas|
|(829) 903-0659||Central Las Terrenas|
For more information concerning snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read this detailed guide to snorkeling in the Caribbean.
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