We are planning our spring trip with our sons, 17 & 18. I'd like to know which area would be the best for them to have some freedom exploring, while still be safe. They are both fluent in Spanish, experienced snorkelers, strong swimmers, experienced quad drivers, love to hike, and are very independent.
I'm considering either Las Terrenas or Las Galeras areas, but open to other suggestions. Prefer close to beaches so they can go without us if they wanted to, but also close enough to a town that they could walk into town if they wanted to go get some food or just explore.
Also, if you have recommendations for rentals or small hotels - we do not like big resorts. Thanks!!