Planning a trip to the most beautiful part of the Dominican Republic?
The Samana peninsula offers lots of activities you won’t find in the rest of the country. Allour vacation home rentals come with the option to reserve an excursion, so you can dive direct in the action! Without the hassle of looking and searching for the best thing.
This is our top 10 list of ‘things to do in Las Terrenas’
OUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITIES
A reclusive paradise located in the mountains of Samana is the El Limon Waterfall. The waterfalls reach 164 feet in height from the ground where it settles in a refreshing natural pool. To reach El Limon Waterfall you must either hike a trail ( 30-45 min) or ride on horseback (15-20 min), through the tropical forest where you will enjoy seeing the Cacao, Coffee and various tropical fruit plantations on the way. With a local guide, he will accompany you on your horseback journey to this breathtaking destination. Bring your bathing suit to take full advantage of this beautiful trip.
#2 VISIT THE WATERFALL 'EL LIMON'
Park Entrance : 50DOP / HIKING : FREE / BY HORSE : US$30-50 Lunch incl.
The coffee trail is a dirt road bordered by coffee plantations and many other fruit bearing trees such as cocoa plants, orange, lemon and mango trees as well as a myriad of flowers and tropical plants. You will also come across crops of yams, yucca, sweet potato.
With your atv , you cruise through the lush tropical nature of Samana , Las Terrenas. You can stop stop at a typical Dominican plantation where Elena prepares home grown coffee for you as well allowing you to try artisan style cocoa, honey and seasonal fruits. (picture: Jack Bates)
#4 ATV TOURS on THE COFFEE ROAD
SELF Drive ATV RENTAL US$40-45 / With GUIDE US$75 PP for one ATV
Covering an area stretching 1,600 km² (618 square miles), Los Haitises National Park is one of the crown jewels of the Dominican Republic’s national park system. Los Haitises–which translates into “hilly land” in the Taino language–attracts numerous visitors who come here by boat to see its magnificent series of 30-meter (98-foot) high rock formations jutting out of the water.
The park also boasts extensive mangroves along its bay, which is dotted with cayes that are home to multiple bird colonies, as well as a series of caves known for having one of the highest numbers of petroglyphs and pictographs in the country
#6 VISIT LOS HAITISES NATIONAL PARK
PRICE : 80US$ /PP - Children 40US$ / lunch and refreshments incl.
If you like water sports you won’t be bored !
Las Terrenas has 5 Kite schools , 3 surf schools ,
3 Diving schools , many snorkel options and several Paddle rental locations.
You don’t need to bring you gear , because all can be rented or is included in the lessons.
All schools are IKO - PADI affiliated
Recommended schools are : Kitesurflasterrenas , Carolina Surf , The dive Academy and Turtle dive center.
#8 PADDLE - KITE - SURF - DIVE
PRICE : Starting from US$ 5 - Check with different watersport clubs
You will never be hungry in Las Terrenas.
There are plenty of restaurants for everyones taste and budget.
You can indulge your taste buds in a wide variety of Dominican cuisine , fine French Dining , fresh Italian specialties , fusion kitchen , Sushi , grilled fish and seafood , steak restaurants , pastry shops, Spanish tapa’s and way much more.
After dinner you can hop into the nightlife and enjoy a typical cocktail , who know’s maybe you will be even join some salsa on the dance floor .
#10 DISCOVER LAS TERRENAS TOWN
DINE - TASTE - SHOP - DRINK - DANCE - PLAY TOURIST : For every budget
Las Terrenas, Samana host endless miles of stretched out beaches, with year round crystal clear warm water .
Discover playa Coson and Ermitaño with manatees, dolphins and humpback whales.
Pop open a cold beer and swim in crystal clear water on Playa Las Ballenas, with his many idyllic beach bars.
Playa Bonita is by far the surfers paradise of its high waves. Punta Poppy is the favorite for Kiters . These are the top 5 beaches
of Las Terrenas
#1 ENJOY A DAY ON THE BEACH
These magnificent mamales come from the North Atlantic Ocean to the Samana Bay every year for a migratory phenomenon. The Humpback whale is a recovering endangered species that grows larger than a school bus. Here in the Samana Bay these solitary giants come to reproduce in this special habitat. This event happens every winter, from January 15th to March 15 only here in the Samana Bay, Dominican Republic. Enjoy this spectacular moment in nature. Watch as the mothers and babies live and grow in this unique international display of nature´s beauty and the males sing of their love to prospective mates.
#3 HUMPBACK WHALE WATCHING
PRICE : US$80 Adults - 40US$ Children / Drinks included
Go on a boat trip , all included with drinks, food and cozy atmosphere. Prices are between US$60-US$80/pp
Every week, trips are planned for small groups.
Visit beaches that are only accessible by boat.
Snorkel , fish and spot dolphins. For sure a day to remember.
But you also have the option to rent a Catamaran with a captain, to enjoy a day with friends and family on the water ,no matter what remote beach you wanna visit.
#5 BOAT TRIPS TO REMOTE BEACHES
Price : Between US$60-US$80 /pp Lunch and drinks included
Samaná Zipline is nestled in the heart of nature, a few minutes away from the amazing and secluded beach of El Valle, where you can eat and relax after the tour.From what looks like a wrecked ship atop the tallest mountain in the area, visitors begin their downfall voyage by walking the plank. Reaching speeds of up to 40 mph, you criss-cross from platform to platform with a breathtaking views! There are 12 lines and 13 stations!. The longest line boasts of being over 1200 ft long and 450 high. That is almost a 45 story office building!
#7 THE SAMANA ZIPLINE
PRICE : 60US$ /PP - Children 45US$ / Groups +7 people is 55US$/pp
Who does not dream of riding on the back of a horse on a wild beach or to discover lush vegetation while crossing tropical paths? Either a beginner or an advanced rider, Rancho Playa adapts its excursions to any level and rider.
Nicole , from Rancho playa is the person you need to contact if you like to ride a horse and explore tropical places