Introduction: is a small fishing village about 28km from Samaná city. It has one road in, which leads to shacks, which are make shift restaurants. Food is cheap and tends to not include tax, which is great! The great thing about this place is that you can disconnect from your daily life and worries, gorgeous beaches and nearby beaches with easy access to. There is a variety of land and water activities to do.
How to get there: as mentioned above, it is about 28km from Samaná, so if you do not have your own form of transport, you can take a local bus or taxis, which when they have 4 people they will go from Samaná to Las Galeras for next to nothing. If you rent a motorbike or car, it is very easy to get to. From Santo Domingo to Samaná, you have Caribe Tours. As mentioned in nearly all the posts, this company has more routes around the island than most others, plus it is cheaper and I recommend them!
What to do: now to the exciting part. Why go to Las Galeras? Well, you have an amble amount of places to stay, and to cater to all budgets. There are many different beaches just a boat ride away to visit. One of the most beautiful and most popular is called Playa Rincon, which is a 7min or 2km boat ride literally around the corner lol other secluded beaches worth discovering : Playa Fronton and Playa Madame.
Las Galeras is also recognized as one of the best fishing spot in Samana Peninsula. Come deep sea fishing for sailfish, mahi-mahi, tarpon and yellow fin tuna off the shore of Las Galeras over the Famous 1700 feet deep Puerto Rico trench. Top activies includes : scuba diving, snorkeling, atv quad tours, horseback riding, hiking, boating, deep sea fishing, secluded beaches exploration and much more. Price can vary, but in group you can negotiate more and for less too.
Where to stay: booking.com by using my code you can get a €15 discount on your next accommodation. You will find a very nice selection of small hotels, apartment rental for long terms stay, restaurants serving French, Italian, Caribbean and Dominican specialties, and various small tour agencies that will help you discover this fantastic and unique region of the Dominican Republic. But shop around first and don’t go with the first thing they offer you in terms of tours.