Las Galeras

Las Galeras is a down to Earth town, with few of the Άbells and whistlesΆ of the large resort areas, but if you want to get away to a quiet corner of the Caribbean where the pace of life is still like it used to be then you could fall in love with this place.

Life in this small, rustic fishing community is still quiet and serene. In the early morning hours you can witness the local fishermen setting out to sea in their little boats. The warm tropical sun heralds the start of daily activities centered around Rincon and Las Galeras Bays and their outstanding beaches. With a world-class beach, Playa Rincon, as the crowning jewel of all the CaribbeanΆs beaches, the adjoining bays play host to some 9 beaches, with each one being a picture-perfect, postcard-like setting for a carefree, tropical vacation.
The main beach of Las Galeras is at the very end of the North Coast Highway, the villageΆs principal street. Here you will find both native-built fishing boats and the more modern ones used for excursions to outlying area beaches. A ramshackle, native restaurant is on the beach.

A short walk east along the beach road and past the little point brings you to Playa Cala Blanca, a shallow, protected beach with a sandy bottom that is great for children. Although on private property, this beach is open to the public as are all beaches in the Dominican Republic. Further east out on the tip of Cape Samana are two other beaches, Playa Madama and Playa Fronton. Although these two beaches may be reached by horseback or on foot, they are more easily reached by boat but only in settled weather.

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