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  • Nolinice
    Oakville, Canada2,723 contributions
    We have been coming for 20 years and considered well deserved the title of one of the best beaches in the world . Not this year. The disappearance of turista caused by COVId, or perhaps the currents have caused an already dramatically reduced in size beach to be as filthy as we have ever seen it, with plastic everywhere. Thanks to whomever kept presentable at least the last portion near the braza del mar restaurant and sorry we did not have the foresight or courage to pick up some trash ourselves.
    Written December 3, 2020
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  • Jo08
    Richmond, VA187 contributions
    My son loved this beach so much he asked to go back a second time while we were at Las Terrenas. He loved the waves (although we do not surf). While we were there the waves were really strong and the flag was hung red, so you have to keep an eye out for the little ones. We park at El Mosquito Hotel and get some drinks and sit on the beach. We also like to take a walk east to a little cove area where the waters are calmer for my younger daughter. The second time we were at Bonita, there were a lot of surfers in the water so it was quite entertaining watching them learn.
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • marielle0410
    Deventer, The Netherlands96 contributions
    It was truly amazing! What a great, bautiful and wonderful park this is! We went with a speedboat over the lake and then into to mangrove. We say lots of birds and spider crabs.
    Written August 1, 2022
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  • Yo G
    Laval, Canada32 contributions
    The beach is very long and allows for long walks. Very quiet. Hardly any seaweeds. Very pleasant to walk on and lots of great swimming along the way.
    Written September 8, 2022
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  • Jo08
    Richmond, VA187 contributions
    This was a pretty strenuous hike, especially with 7 and 10 year old children. However it was doable for them. It was more difficult due to the muddy conditions and needing to dodge so much horse poop. Once we got to the series of falls it was worth it. The first fall was a smaller one but much less crowded so we hung out there a while. Then we proceded to The Waterfall which was beautiful but crowded and lots of tourist activities (people selling you many things). Coming back, stop by the little tienda to grab a cold drink before heading back down the trail to dodge mud and horse poop.
    I have to say the most annoying thing about this hike is actually the harrassment from guides. We drove from Las Terrenas and when you make a right onto the road from El Limon, you will start climbing the mountain. But now very far there will be a very informal sign for Salto del Limon (coming from the other side the sign is more formal). You turn left into the dirt road at that sign. That's where the guides point to a small parking lot on the left. We did and parked there but the guides harassed us all the way up to the trail (saying we NEEDED a guide, this trail is mucho pelligro) and did not leave us until we paid $8 for parking (which I think the guide just pocketed). We ended up hiking out a slightly different route, where the official park ranger was and it was only $2 to park and without any harrassment. So when you turn into the paved road, if you are doing this on your own, KEEP DRIVING! Follow that dirt road until you see the ranger station (small) and beginning of trailhead. Have fun!
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • Derolop
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic9 contributions
    This is a very beautiful beach, with enough space to walk and enjoy the sand. It has places where you can order food to eat in the beach
    Written January 29, 2022
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  • Christina G
    Boston, MA19 contributions
    This beach has it all: plenty of space, a beautiful beach with trees to keep you from getting too warm/sunburnt, and several fun bar/resaurants.
    Written February 9, 2022
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  • rubio13
    Jacksonville, Florida, USA10 contributions
    Beautiful town of Samana and great place to see migrating whales. Many choices of hotels and vendors that will take you to see the whales.
    Written August 1, 2022
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  • Russicum
    Moscow, Russia1,192 contributions
    It was an extreme situation, because I afraid high, really. And horses are small in Dominicana república. Althrough my children enjoyed riding horses! And me too😜 2 hours in jungle 🌴🌴🌴 on the pictures I looked so happy because I stay alive 🥂 cheers
    Written December 23, 2021
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  • Jo08
    Richmond, VA187 contributions
    A long stretch of beach near Las Terrenas. We parked right where the river met the ocean. To the east of the river, the ocean water was very cold. To the west of the river, the ocean water was so warm! My kids took turn between playing w the waves in the ocean and then the cool calm river water.
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • JG-ThePresent
    45 contributions
    In the last 5 years I have seen quite a few beaches in the Caribbean and this one is a tie for 1st with Isla Saona. Both are amazing for two totally separate reasons.

    We went after the hurricane and most of the beaches were murky. This one was not and that may have been the reason we were the only people there. One other couple was off in the distance and a local, cooking in the entrance.

    The peace is immaculate and pristine. Waters are beautiful and calm for the most part. This a mountainous area so you feel very secluded and private as this provides a natural barrier.

    The view is amazing. The area we parked at had a couple of huge estates that were built into the mountainside and over hang the edge of the terrain. There is also a smaller land mass that sits in the horizon and adds to the visage.

    The thing I love best is it is away from the "tourist" world that most of the Dominican Republic is known for.
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • Randall W
    6 contributions
    This was also one stop on the safari excursion from Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa. Lava formed this Blowhole when the tide rushes in it creates a gyser makes for great pics .
    Written January 10, 2019
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  • rubio13
    Jacksonville, Florida, USA10 contributions
    Gorgeous crystal clear river with cold water that runs into the ocean. It is located in Playa Rincon and the trip from the town of Samana is about an hour ride through small towns and along the peninsula with beautiful scenery. The road runs through a mountain that allows gorgeous view of the cliffs that are covered with lush green, unspoiled jungle lined with thousands of coconut trees. Once you arrive at Playa Rincon, take a right and follow the road for about 3 minutes and it dead end in Cano Frio. There you can enjoy vendors that prepare fresh cooked fish, fried plantains, rice, beer, rum, coke at decent prices. I would suggest arriving around 9 in the morning since the place will get very crowded. There is no fee to enjoy the river or the beach! Highly recommended! Ah, you can drive there, the road is paved until you reach the beach and then you can drive to the river, no need for a 4x4.
    Written August 1, 2022
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  • 64DAV8R
    14 contributions
    As of December of 2017, the road to the trailhead is easily accessible in any vehicle. It is paved until the last two kilometers, which are gravel, and then switches to packed sand that leads to a parking lot.

    The first 3/4 of a mile or so of the trail has a decent amount of elevation gain and loss and then levels out for a couple of miles. It varies from open road to narrow path and is easily recognizable. We passed several friendly locals with donkeys carrying goods.

    We only had a few hours to check it out and had to turn around at the 3 mile point but what we did see was absolutely stunning. The variety of views, plants and topography made us wish we had time to finish the trail.

    Standard advice applies: make sure you have enough water, snacks and daylight. Make sure someone knows you are out on the trail. Wear good shoes and check the weather before going.

    It had rained the evening prior and we didn’t head out until later in the afternoon. There were still some muddy spots but not anything unreasonable. I do not recommend hiking this trail if it is raining or if there has been a recent heavy rain without sufficient time to dry out.

    Fun fact: Google Maps will work on an iPhone in airplane mode with GPS enabled. This is handy way to track your progress along the trail.

    Keep in mind the trail runs along the east side of the peninsula and in the shadow of the mountain so allow plenty of time for the return trip as it will get dark earlier than expected. Take the time to relax in the refreshing crystal clear waters of Cano Frio after your hike and enjoy your adventure!
    Written December 21, 2017
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  • Lola
    Bronx, NY20 contributions
    They say Barahona is the best beach in DR and they couldn’t be more wrong (total disappointment). The beaches in Las Terrenas have beautiful water, soft current, clear water and fine sand. It’s just beautiful! Full of palm trees everywhere to provide enough shade. It’s simply beautiful and worth the drive! Will definitely be back.
    Written August 31, 2022
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