Playa Las Galeras is within this tiny coastal town, a 20-minute drive northeast from Samaná town. It's a lovely, long, and uncluttered beach (except for the wild dogs, some local litter, and the boat hawkers and shell vendors around El Kiosko). The sand is nearly white, the Atlantic waters generally calm. It has been designated a "Blue Flag" beach, which means that it's crystal-clean with no pollution, though there are several small hotels here. This is a good snorkeling
spot, too. That said, this is really just a departure point for the nearby virgin beaches closer to the cape to the west. Hire a boat and the skipper will take you...but will he pick you back up? Ask your hotel to arrange it through one of their trusted buddies or make friends with an expat and ask him to make reservations in Spanish for you, letting the boatman know that they will expect you back at a designated time. Amenities: food and drink. Best For: partiers; sunset; walking.
Las Galeras, 32000, Dominican Republic