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The penthouse is tucked away in a secluded cove on the Playa Las Bellenas, one of the finest beaches of the country, minutes away from the fisherman’s village (1.5km) and from Las Terrenas (2km). It is in a confidential residence with lush topical gardens and a 105 foot swimming pool.
Taxi service can be organized from El Catay airport (18 miles away, 25 minutes) or Las Americas airport - Santo Domingo airport (95 miles, less than 2h, 180 USD) using the brand new and scenic highway. On site, a car or quad or bike or motorbike is not necessary but can be useful in case you would like to discover the region, for grocery shopping, to go to restaurants - we can help arrange their booking.
AN AUTHENTIC CARIBBEAN WAY OF LIFE
Far from mass tourism hot spots such as Punta Cana or Cancun, Las Terrenas is a village (11,000 residents) on the Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic nestled between Los Haitises mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean.
It is a small fishing village with an international flare. Along with the Dominicans, thousands of French, Italian, German, Canadian and American residents call Las Terrenas home. More often than not, they come on vacation and stay for life. It creates a friendly atmosphere where friendly locals, expatriates and tourists mingle in everyday life. This melting pot of local and foreign influences is maybe best exemplified by the quality and creativity of Las Terrenas restaurants, fusing French haute cuisine, traditional local recipes and fresh sea food. Make sure you enjoy some of the very good restaurants in the Fisherman’s village (‘Pueblo de Los Pescadores’) about 1 mile away, on the sea front, some with French chefs.
A WIDE RANGE OF LEISURE ACTIVITIES
Not only will Las Terrenas offer you a comprehensive range of water sport activities, it also stands out as one of the last spots of unspoiled natural beauty in the Caribbean. Come and explore the islets, mangroves and caves in Los Haitises National Park, observe the humpback whales in their calving grounds, hike or go by 4 x 4 quad – or horse back to El Limon waterfalls, take a ride on quad along the ‘route du café’ (coffee trail) , hike or horse ride through the subtropical mountain forests of Samana Peninsula!
Here is a list of just some of the leisure activities available (apart from enjoying the tropical garden, the swimming pool and Playa Las Ballenas of course!):
•Beachcombing: the area has the most beautiful beaches in all of the Dominican Republic. These magnificent and quiet beaches, all public, stretch over 11 miles so you can actually walk for miles. Don’t miss Playa Bonita, Playa Moron, El Coson, Playa Rincon, Punta Popy etc.!
•Sailing Club next to the residence: includes catamaran (renting and courses), windsurf and kayak
•Tennis court in the residence including possibilty to take tennis lessons with a very good instructor for 350 pesos/h (about 9 USD/7 Eur)
•Whale watching in Samana bay (January-March)
•Excursions to Los Haitises National Park (combines culture, history and ecology)
•Excursions to El Limon waterfalls (hike, 4 x 4 quad, horse)
•Eco tours through the wild and beautiful surroundings by car, jeep, quad or horse
•Mountain biking: with its natural beaches and hills, the region is the perfect environment for mountain-biking individually or with special group tours
•Samana Zipline: ecotouristical attraction for friends and families including waterfall swimming
•Kids club on the Las Ballenas beach, with bar for the parents
•Boat tour to the tropical island of Cayo Levantado
•Scuba diving and snorkeling
•Playa Grande Golf Course at Cabrera near Rio San Juan 63 miles away: it is one of the last courses designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr. It sits atop towering cliffs overlooking the beach and sea, providing extraordinary views.
•Sail boat rental, including possibility to go with a crew
•Surfing (September to November)
•Kite surfing (December to September): one of the most popular sports in Las Terrenas
•Beach volley a few steps away from the residence on Playa Las Ballenas
•Pool table at the residence bar
•Fitness club in Las Terrenas
•Latino dance school in Las Terrenas
•Beauty salon, Turkish spa in Las Terrenas. You can also arrange spa treatments at your apartment without having to go out.
•Nightlife in the Fisherman’s village (‘Pueblo de Los Pescadores’) with bars, restaurants, 3 nightclubs.
•Shopping (Las Terrenas has a number of shopping malls with all kinds of shops including handcrafts)
•Mini golf close to the fishermen´s village