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Las Terrenas is located on the northeastern coast of the Samana Peninsula, about a 45 minutes drive from the town of Samana, and only 20 minutes away from the El Catey (AZS) Samana Airport via the new scenic highway running along the Atlantic coast.

Back in the early 1980's, Las Terrenas was pretty much only a sleepy fishermen's village and over the last 30 years the village was redeveloped entirely transforming the old fishermen's cabins into a modern resort full of hotels, villas, apartments, bars, restaurants and shops.

The scenic beauty of the place with its endless beaches (more than 20 kilometers of beaches) and the coexistence of different nationalities (French, Italian, German, Swiss, Canadian, American and Spanish : About 6000 foreigners in all.) helped make Las Terrenas the most vibrant and cosmopolite vacation destination in Samana peninsula.

Banks & ATM Machines

There are 3 major Banks in the small town of Las Terrenas

Open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
ATM Machine : Open 24 hours a day

Banco Popular
Open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
ATM Machine : Open 24 hours a day

Banco del Progreso
Open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
ATM Machine : Open 24 hours a day

Electricity - Electrical current - Voltage

North American Standard 3 way plug - 110 Volts

National Holidays 2019

1 January > New Year's   |  6 January > Epiphany  |  21 January > Altagracia
26 January
> Duarte's Birthday  |  27 February > Independence Day
19 April > Easter Day  |  1 May > Labour Day
20 June > Corpus Christi  |  16 August > Restauration Day
24 September > Our Lady of las Mercedes
6 November > Constitution Day  |  25 December > Christmas Day

AZS Samana International Airport - El Catey

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The Samana El Catey International Airport
has been opened since November 2006

The AZS Samana El Catey Airport is located
about 25 kilometers ( 15 miles )
from the village of Las Terrenas.

Safety and Security

The whole Samana peninsula is actually one of the safest place
on the island of Dominican Republic

POLITUR ( Now named SECTUR ) is the Tourism Police force in Las Terrenas, with more than 60 agents patrolling the Samana Peninsula villages, streets and beaches.

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Internet Centers and WIFI

You will find many Internet Centers in Las Terrenas
Also, you will find most restaurants, bars and terraces with FREE
Internet WIFI
when you are a customer.

Weather and Climate of Las Terrenas region (Samana)

Get detailed Weather Reports for the next 24 Hours
+ 7 Days and 14 Days Forecast about Las Terrenas region ( Samana )

Cellular Phones in Las Terrenas

There are 3 main providers of Cellular Phones Services
ORANGE from France Telecom
CLARO from Codetel
and VIVA.
You will find many offices spread all over town.

Famous Beaches in Las Terrenas and beyond

Punta Poppy beach ~ Is one of the most popular beach very close to downtown Las Terrenas. Its also a favorite Kite Surfing spot.

Playa Las Terrenas beach ~ “Las Terrenas Beach” is the main strecth of beach starting from the Fisherman's Village (Pueblo Los Pescadores) with many kilometers of golden sand beaches, crystal clear waters and coral reef banks.

Playa Bonita beach
~ Located about 5 kilometers from downtown Las Terrenas, this beautiful long beach is quiet and secluded.

Playa Rincon beach ~ Considered as one of the most beautiful beach in Dominican Republic, this exceptional and very secluded 3 kms long white sand beach is located about 75 kms from Las Terrenas.

Playa Fronton & Playa Madame ~ Totally spectacular and very secluded, these 2 beaches are located about 70 kms from Las Terrenas and are about 12 minutes away by boat (boat to hire) from the main beach in Las Galeras.
Just ask any owners of boats there (plenty to choose from, about 20 boats available) the best price to get there.

Whale Museum in Samana City

The Whale Museum and Nature Center ( Centro de la Naturaleza )
Open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm - ALL YEAR LONG.
Samana has one of the largest marine mammal sanctuaries in the World. It is a major center for Whale Watching activities in the migration season, every single year the Humpback Whales are here from January 15th to March 31st.

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