Monday, June 17, 2013

Life is a Beach, Take 2: Las Galeras

This is my final post on the Dominican Republic: Beach photos!

One of the main reasons why we chose to go to the DR was to spend time relaxing on the beach, swimming in warm waters and getting some sun. We accomplished all of that and more at the gorgeous beaches in Las Galeras, DR.

Most people I know who have been to the DR, have gone straight to Punta Cana, the most popular (and most visited) resort area in the country. We are not big resort people, so we immediately knew we were not going to be going there. Instead, we headed to the Peninsula de Samana, located on the north eastern end of the island. Samana is famous for attracting the entire population of Atlantic whales during mating season, when the town gets crowded with tourists. Fortunately, we were there in low season and we also set camp about an hour from Samana in the sleepy town of Las Galeras.

From Las Galeras you can visit many beaches. The best (and easiest, and most fun) way of reaching these beaches is by boat and that's how we did it. Below are some photos of Playa Rincon, a stretch of 3 miles of white sandy beach, lined by tropical palm trees. Definitely one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever been to. I also included a couple of photos of playa Fronton, the beach were Survivor Colombia filmed part of the show. At this beach we did a bit of snorkeling as well. Finally, I also included some photos of Las Galeras, a small fishing village with an incredible beach.

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Not a soul in sight at Playa Fronton
A Pelican Flies Away in Playa Rincon
Beach in Las Galeras

Arriving to Playa Fronton

Boats in Las Galeras
Palms trees reflect on the san at Playa Rincon

Picture perfect palm trees in Playa Rincon
Pleasantly cloudy at Playa Rincon

The only footsteps are our own - Playa Fronton
Endless Playa Rincon

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