Las Terrenas and El Portillo Beaches (Samaná)
A fishing village with its share of tourism, but also the tranquillity of a tucked-away paradise.
On the north coast, a slice of the old-time Caribbean.
Another paradisiacal corner of the north shore's Samaná province, Las Terrenas is on the island's Atlantic coast but its vibe is quintessential Caribbean, with kilometres of white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and coconut palms. Yes, tourism has reached this sleepy fishing village, yet it still has that barefoot, laid-back tropical feel you've come for. Right alongside are the El Portillo beaches, with a similar feel.