With over twenty miles of white-sand, crystal-clear, unpolluted, stunning virgin beaches, Las Terrenas has developed from a small fishing village into a cosmopolitan town where you will find the treasures of an unspoiled and precious nature in a wonderful tropical paradise.
Las Terrenas is emerging rapidly into an active, lively town-resort offering a great mixture of old and new and a great place to immerse oneself into a developing cosmopolitan community. Las Terrenas and the Samana Peninsula are the new travel and investment destination in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean today.
Whether you are interested in learning Spanish while in the area, dining in the finest international restaurants, scuba diving or snorkeling, visiting our natural attractions, such as El Limon Waterfalls, or even running a 10k, Las Terrenas is the place to be. With two wonderful but unalike shores, stunning hills and valleys, and exuberant and abundant tropical vegetation, this region is one of the most beautiful areas in the world.
The Juan Bosch International Airport or El Catey International (AZS) has flights coming in from Europe, Germany, France and England. Air Canada flies regularly twice a week, as well as other Canadian charter airlines. JetBlue has begun flying in twice a week from New York City since November, 2012. American Airlines has already included El Catey International in its destination list; it will be flying into El Catey in the near future, and Copa Air, an affiliate of Continental Airlines serving North, Central and South America, will also start using El Catey as one of its airports in the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican government has also invested heavily in a new highway infrastructure which goes entirely around the Peninsula and gets us closer to the rest of the country and the world. The new Juan Pablo II Highway, better known as the "Autopista a Samana," from the city of Santo Domingo's Las Americas Airport to the Samana Peninsula was completed two years ago. This excellent toll highway takes you through beautiful country-side sceneries of rice fields and coconut groves making your trip to or from the capital an easily accessible pleasure.
The modern El Catey-Las Terrenas Highway, which starts at the new international airport, with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, shortens the distance from this airport to Las Terrenas to twenty minutes, and makes the trip to Santo Domingo only a one-and-a half-hour drive. This road is part of the new Boulevard del Atlántico, the highway ring around the Samana province and which the government is using to promote the area.
Las Terrenas has been recognized internationally as one of the best places to visit and to invest in. The New York Times has featured Las Terrenas in "Affordable Caribbean: Dominican Republic" reflecting Las Terrenas' advantages for tourists and "The 45 Places to Go in 2012" ranking our town as number 35 in that list.