Playa Las Ballenas is the westernmost of the three beaches at the town of Las Terrenas (the others are Terrenas and Punta Popy, all three of them forming a continuous stretch of beach with different names). Ballenas is the nicest stretch in town since it's the quietest. Moderately-priced hotels across the street provide chaises to their guests, and the Hotel Playa Colibri runs a little beach bar. Kayaking and sailing on HobyCats are popular here. This beach is named for the small whale-shaped cays in the distance. Amenities: food and drink. Best for: sunrise; sunset; swimming; walking; windsurfing.
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic