Fodor's Expert Review Playa Las Galeras

Las Galeras Beach

Playa Las Galeras is within this tiny coastal town, a 20-minute drive northeast from Samaná town. You'll find a group of makeshift food shacks—eat at your own risk, but the cervezas are ice cold. The sand is nearly white, the Atlantic waters generally calm. It has been designated a "Blue Flag" beach, which means that it's clean and unpolluted, though there are several small hotels here. Seaweed is regularly raked up and there is no parking fee, as it is just street parking. That all said, this is really just a departure point for the nearby virgin beaches closer to the cape to the west. Amenities: food and drink. Best for: partiers; snorkeling; sunset; walking.

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Las Galeras, Samaná  32000, Dominican Republic

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