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Samana Peninsula Sights

Playa Rincón

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Updated 03/12/2014

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Remote Playa Rincón, a beautiful, white-sand beach, is considered one of the top beaches in the Caribbean. Relatively undeveloped, there’s a sheltered area where you can snorkel. At the other end, cliffs segue into the turquoise water of Caño Frio, an ice-cold river that runs down from the mountains and forms a splash pool. There are no facilities per se, but local ladies will sell you lobster and fish in coconut sauce with rice, and cold drinks. (However, make sure

that you see your lobster animated, fighting back before the kill, and do not eat langostinos [baby lobster] between May and August. You can reach Rincón by boat, bus, or car from Las Galeras. A boat is preferable; expect to pay about $35. Driving here takes about 50 minutes from town because of the deplorable state of the road. Amenities : food and drink Best for : partiers; snorkeling; swimming, walking.

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5 km (3 miles) by boat, 15 km (9 miles) by road from Las Galeras, Las Galeras, 32000, Dominican Republic

Updated 03/12/2014


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