Know Las Terranas
Las Terrenas was then a small fishing village isolated from the rest of the country: the track that linked it to the municipality of Sánchez , was impractical, and reaching this community was an adventure.

There was also no electricity, which arrived in the town in 1994.
Today, the people of these provinces are a combination of Taino, Spanish, Antillean, and African slaves.

The origin of the name of the terrenas dates back to the seventeenth century, when the filibusters called the place "LA TERREINNE" which means "THE TERRATENIENTE" with use from 1630 to 1693.
Our history
Las terrenas is one of the best known and mentioned places in the whole country and this due to its beautiful and spectacular white sand beaches.
The Samanense culture is an amalgam of expressions with roots in various periods of its history. The people of Samaná have contributed to the configuration of an authentic culture that is manifested in daily creation in the most diverse genres.

Music, dance, painting, literature and the rest of the areas of creation are spaces that distinguish him.
As the essence of that culture, there is the daily coexistence, food, clothing, its architecture, its natural resources, its ways of working and its patriotism.
An example is the culinary art: congrí with coconut and also with salted pork meat, are two attractive dishes of the region. We must add the sefolé
(a sweet), the yinyabié, a drink similar to the typical local beer and which was introduced by the cocolos, immigrants from the English Antilles.

Within their art and folklore, several songs introduced by African-American blacks identify to the province, among them: namtan wesleyan, oli losan, karay, etc. These are folk songs that were sung in schools and that some older people still remember.
Among the folkloric riches of Samaná there is a couple dance that, as an African dance, was originally strongly erotic and highly sexual: El Bamboulá, also known as Baboulá and Baubolé, and other different versions of the same name.
Las Terrenas Artists
The Art Gallery, located in the heart of Plaza Colonial, recently celebrated its first anniversary. On this occasion, a small contemporary art museum invites the public to discover the new exhibition.
This gathers, on the ground floor, the paintings and sculptures of Esteban, the gallery's famous curator, to be seen until the end of January. And it gives to see the works of the permanent collection of the gallery, in the basement that we have just moved: statutes, paintings, sculptures, etc.
I have always had a special relationship with painting, but I have been totally dedicated since I live here, said Esteban. The artist, of Yugoslav origin, has fled the armed conflict that broke out in his country in 1992. Las Terrenas is his refuge.

The inauguration took place on Thursday, December 13, the day of Saint Lucia. A special day for Esteban. In its country of origin, it is the date on which the festival of light is celebrated every year. As the artist invited those present to participate in a ritual imported from the former Soviet Socialist Republic.
Sea And Beaches
Blue beaches, green palm trees, smiling people, beautiful twilights
The white sand beach stretches in the center of town, located between Playa Punta Popy and Playa Las Ballenas, in essence a portion of the same five-kilometer beach that welcomes those who come to the dream town of Las Terrenas.

You will see fishermen's canoes in some parts, as well as several beachfront bars, hotels, and walks for those who want to go along the beach without touching the water.
About 5 kilometers from Las Terrenas we can observe the countryside which offers us tranquility, fresh air, see the animals and the forest.
In The Countryside
Los Haitises National Park was created in the Dominican Republic on June 3, 1976 and is located in the Bay of Samaná, in the Northeast of the country.
The Park is characterized by a set of mountains, hills and valleys that is rocky and sandy. In this place, beautiful mangroves, rivers and a rich flora and fauna come together to form a unique environment, with endemic species of the country.

The visit to Los Haitises National Park is a fascinating and unforgettable experience where you can contemplate the beauty of nature while traveling through time, immersing yourself in the history of the Dominican Republic.

After crossing the Bay of Samaná by boat, you enter the marine cave of La Pesquera.

Then, a stop is made at this beautiful beach inhabited by the park guards, passing in front of the fishing village, before seeing Cayo Cacata, a paradise for photographers and bird fans where you can see herons, pelicans , vultures, frigates.

Later, in the San Gabriel and La Línea Caves, places of refuge for the Tainos, pictographs and drawings can be seen on the walls, the explanation of which will be provided in detail.

Then, you can enjoy the silence at the bottom of the mangroves, sometimes disturbed by birdsong. The last visit is to the Aréna cave, with its fine sandy beach.
When visiting Samaná there is a wide panorama to enjoy. Architecture is no exception, as the Samanenses have a very special way of constructing their buildings.
Creole Arquitecture
This amalgam of races of which Samaná is the protagonist, left its traces in language, gastronomy, folklore and also in architecture.
"We know that groups of emigrants from the Canary Islands, France, the English islands of the Caribbean, Haiti and mainly from the United States of America settled in the Samaná peninsula. All these groups left their mark on architecture ”, says the architect Esteban Prieto.

Thus, when circulating through the province, one observes how a Victorian house, another of Afro-American influence, and temples with the classic ecclesiastical style succeed one another in time and spac
A good example of these influences is the St. Peter church, better known as "La Chorcha", in the city of Santa Bárbara de Samaná, which was prefabricated in England and transported by ship to the country in February 1901.

"This church is built of wood lined on the outside with corrugated zinc sheets, in a Victorian style, widely used in those years," adds Prieto.

There are still very good examples of Republican or Victorian architecture, although in recent years some of the best buildings have been demolished, such as the house of Doña Trina De Moya and the Customs Building.

The architect points out that in terms of popular architecture there are several models that are grouped into three types, which are repeated regularly throughout the province, all built with industrialized wood or palm boards, covered in all cases with corrugated zinc sheets.
Over the years, Las Terrenas has become a tourist destination for both Dominicans and foreigners.
Its beaches will make you feel completely part of the nature that surrounds this place.
Creative Tourism
and Wedding
Tourists and Creoles who visit them will be attracted by its gastronomy, where seafood and fish concentrate the most attention at each table in both large, small and medium restaurants.
Over the years, Las Terrenas has become a tourist destination for both Dominicans and foreigners.

The hospitality of the locals and the beauty of its surroundings invite you to be part of it. On its beach, tourists and nationals have the opportunity to practice different types of water sports.

Within your visit to Las Terrenas, you will see miles of protected coastline and beautiful virgin white sand beaches, surrounded by tall palm trees and a fascinating landscape of pastel-colored fishing boats.

You can perform your wedding in style in a private hotel or in the open-air palaya.