Las Terrenas is a town in the Samaná province of the Dominican Republic. Once a sleepy, little fishing village on the North Coast of the Samana Peninsula, todayΆs Las Terrenas is a prime vacation destination for visitors to the Dominican Republic. With miles of undeveloped white-sandy beaches and protected inshore waters, this city of over 12,000 people is a bustling center of activity. Although fishing is still an important part of local life, the allure of this tropical paradise has fueled its growth to become an important part of the worlds rapidly growing, recreational market.
The balmy climate with its ever-present trade winds and the warm temperature of the sub-tropical Atlantic Ocean combine to provide this part of the island with year-round, delightful weather with only a few degrees difference in temperature between winter and summer. Even during those infrequent winter days when a Northeaster blows in from the North American continent, a light windbreaker is all the extra clothing needed.
The islands majestic terrain was described by Christopher Columbus as the most beautiful land in the world, and today the Samana Peninsula is acknowledged as the jewel in the crown of the Dominican Republic.