Las Terrenas, once a sleepy, little fishing village on the North Coast of the Samana Peninsula, is today a prime vacation destination for visitors to the Dominican Republic. Las Terrenas is the main tourist base on the Samaná Peninsula. Those looking for peace and quiet will be awed with the calmness of the area and the beautiful white sand beach lined with tall palms and pastel-colored wooden fishing boats.
The brightly painted Dominican vacation homes are set amidst Mediterranean-influenced atmosphere. You can take your pick from cottages, condos, studios, cabins, estates, apartments or farmhouses. The vacation homes provide a perfect alternate to a hotel stay. You can soak in the local flavors, spend intimate moments in privacy or entertain your friends. These vacation homes come with all modern amenities including fully equipped kitchen, living room, private patio, landscaped gardens, private pools, and Jacuzzi among others. You can also hire the services of a housekeeping staff to take care of your needs or do the chores on your own.
There are plenty of cafés and oceanfront restaurants where you can find people sipping wine, over long, leisurely lunches, or having a mid-day break over a café latte. Cacao Beach Casino is the only casino in Las Terrenas. On Playa Bonita, it's open daily from 7 PM to 4 AM. Kick'n Ass Bar & Grill, run by an American expat, is a lively place for drinks and friendly conversation.