Located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, Las Terrenas basks in absolute peace. The soft, white sand beach is backed by a thick strip of palm trees, which are interspersed with hammocks and brightly coloured wooden fishing boats which give the area a wonderfully laid back, peaceful atmosphere.
Las Terrenas holidays largely revolve around the fantastic beaches. The beaches consist of fine, white sand perfect for lazy days in the Caribbean sun. Despite the large palm trees which back the beach, there is a strong Mediterranean influence along the beach. The many cafes and restaurants found along the beach are the scene of some extremely long lunches, and refreshing breaks after a long day in the sun. You can also find some excellent little craft shops on holiday in Las Terrenas, selling unique pieces of art and hand crafted items.
The waters off the Las Terrenas shore are perfect for a variety of water sports too. Wind conditions make windsurfing and kite-surfing hugely popular activities, with both windswept bays for the more experienced and slightly more sheltered areas for beginners. The warm Caribbean waters also mean that snorkelling and scuba diving expeditions are of the highest quality, allowing you to get up close and personal with some amazing tropical marine species unheard of in Europe.
The eastern tip of the Dominican Republic is wonderfully remote and unspoilt, making Las Terrenas one of the finest places in which to explore the natural environment. Horse-riding and 4x4 tours are great fun and take you to some of the most beautiful spots on the whole island.
During the evenings, the bars and restaurants along the beachfront do a roaring trade. There are many opportunities to sample the finest of Dominican Republic cuisine with a cocktail from your self catering Las Terrenas villa, as well as join in with salsa, Merengue and bachata dancing. If you would like to brush up on your technique before taking to the dance floor, there is even a local dance school moments from the beach, located within the area that most of the self catering Las Terrenas rental villas are located.
Samana is a fantastic little town in one of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic. Nature lovers and anyone looking for a truly romantic spot in the Caribbean sun have found a perfect place to visit from a Las Terrenas property. The long beaches are perfect, especially if you are hoping to go scuba diving or whale watching, and the walking and riding in the forests is truly awe-inspiring.
The climate of Las Terrenas is staggeringly constant. Average monthly temperatures remain between 25˚C and 30˚C throughout the year, with daily temperature peaks of around 35˚C on the majority of days.
The El Catey International Airport (AZS) lies just outside Samana. The journey from the airport to a holiday rental property in Las Terrenas takes just over half an hour by car, through some of the most rugged terrain in the Dominican Republic. First Choice Airways provide direct flights from Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester, making reaching self catering Las Terrenas accommodation easy from the UK.