Beaches

1 | PLAYA BONITA


Playa Bonita is as pretty as its name suggests–a crescent-shaped, cozy white sand beach lined with a variety of boutique hotels, villas, and restaurants. The western edge of the beach is as still as a swimming pool, while the eastern side offers active waves for the adventurous.

2 | PLAYA COSON


Among the top three most stunning beaches on the Samaná Peninsula, this golden, soft-sand stretch is ideal for long walks, popular for kitesurfing–with on-site classes–and body surfing, and there are a handful of boutique hotels flanking its western and eastern sides.

3| PLAYA EL LIMON


Few visitors make it to the pristine, brilliant white shores of Playa El Limón; make the effort to reach Playa El Limón and you’ll enjoy one of the peninsula’s quietest stretches. For more adventure, hop on a hiking excursion that will take you to this beach by wading your way down the Limón River.

4| PLAYA EL VALLE


Flanked by towering bluffs, and dotted with fishermen canoes, the undeveloped Playa El Valle is a great spot to get away from the crowds. Enjoy a seafood lunch on the beach, and take long hikes amid this rugged landscape while fishers bring in their catch or head out to sea.

5| PLAYA FRONTON


Reached by boat from Las Galeras, Playa Frontón’s stunning shoreline is a sight for sore eyes. Its brilliant fine white sand sits at the foot of a 90 meter (300-foot) metamorphic, rocky cliff, with its shoreline dotted with bright green coconut trees.

6| PLAYA LAS GALERAS


Las Galeras is a beautiful white sand stretch that holds its own, good for swims and cold drinks, as well as surfing on its western side. The atmosphere gets livelier at sunset, when the fishermen and the tour boats return at the end of the day, and everyone gathers for dominoes at sunset

7| PLAYA LAS  TERRENAS


This white sand beach runs along the town’s center, tucked between Playa Punta Popy and Playa Las Ballenas. You’ll notice fishermen’s canoes in some parts, as well as a handful of beachfront bars, hotels, and a boardwalk for those who want to hike along the beach.

8| PLAYA LAS MADAMA


Playa Madama’s small size belies its numerous, precious finds all around–forest paths flanked by cliffs, hidden caves, and bright corals under the strong turquoise Atlantic Ocean. Snorkeling here will reveal black sea urchins and vibrant corals.

9| PLAYA MORON


Among Samaná’s most secluded and historic beaches, few make it to the golden Playa Morón, but the trek rewards those who find its long, golden sands. You’ll ride past farmlands and bumpy gravel roads to reach the beach entrance.

10| PLAYA PORTILLO


Lined with resorts and villas, Playa Portillo begins at the entrance of Las Terrenas town, stretching all the way east as the first part of the whopping five kilometer long coastline. Its soft white sand boasts a coral reef close enough to swim to and snorkel.

11| PLAYA PUNTA POPI


Playa Punta Popy is the social and water sports beach hub of Las Terrenas. Peppered with a maze of giant palm trees, its white sand shores offer the perfect wind and wave conditions for kitesurfers, new or experienced.

12| PLAYA RINCO


Ranked by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world, Playa Rincón’s pristine, long white sand beach lining a bay of calm turquoise waters, peppered with coconut trees, captures every visitor’s eye.

Never could we have imagined the impact the current global health crisis would have on the world. In these unprecedented times, and now more than ever, the safety and health of our valued guests is of paramount importance.

Recent global travel warnings, coupled with airline carrier cancellations, have compelled us to make the difficult decision to close our Hotel Turtle Lagoon beach. Therefore, we will not be able to accept new arrivals effective immediately.

The Caribbean is resilient. We have always come back better, stronger and more passionate than ever. We promise this time will be no exception!

We will take this time to make further enhancements to our hotel, so that we will continue to surpass your expectations and provide you with fantastic vacation.

When the time will be right again, we will be ready to welcome you back with open arms and a warm smile.

We will inform you soon...

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