Introduction to Las Terrenas and the Samana Peninsula


Introduction to the Samana Peninsula and Las Terrenas

Introduction to Las Terrenas and the Samana Peninsula

The Dominican Republic is economically and politically known as the most stable country in the Caribbean area as well as in South America, the Dominican Republic offers all the advantages of a secure, exceptionally profitable investment.

Introduction to Las Terrenas and the Samana Peninsula

Tourism development in the Samana Peninsula has exploded over the past few years, partly due to the ease of investing in and buying property, residency and its attractive tax system.

This tropical paradise offers a great degree of appreciation and returns whatever the total investment.

The investments opportunities are increasing in the Dominican Republic, thanks to the tax breaks which are reserved for foreign investors and also thanks to the political stability of the country that is aware of the need to open the country to international exchanges.

The governments have protected and encouraged foreign and local investments, wide spread laws protect foreign investors when buying property and ensure the procedure is strictly adhered to by the countries law firms. Moreover, the tax system is at the same time particularly reasonable and favorably disposed towards investors.

The official priority is to make the Samana Peninsula a high quality tourist destination which avoids the spirit of mass tourism found on the south coast. (Statement made by the president of the Dominican Republic.).

The Samana Peninsula is an incredibly diverse measuring 540 square miles; it is larger than most Caribbean islands. It has a unique environment, with palm tree lined hills creating a stark contrast up against unspoiled white beaches. Santa Barbara de Samana is the capital of the peninsula with a little over 51,000 people living there; it is a major cruise ship destination and home to hundreds of Hump back whales from January to March.

The most popular places to live and play are Las Terrenas, Las Galeras, Portillo, Coson, Playa Rincon and Playa Bonita. The area has many great attractions and activities with the Salto El Limón waterfall and the Los Haitises national park two of the must go places for any one!

Introduction to Las Terrenas and the Samana Peninsula

Las Terrenas.

Las Terrenas has a great deal to offer to both second home owners and permanent resident’s alike, with property offering a proven track record of solid investment and rental income.

Las Terrenas has an eclectic mix of around 40,000 people, with over 3,50 Expats of nationalities from all corners of the globe, which together with the Dominicans have created a lively, friendly town and resort area.

Las Terrenas has its own unique atmosphere and yet remains predominantly Caribbean with a European twist.

You will here French, Italian, English and German widely spoken whilst you shop in authentic French Bakeries, Italian, French and German super markets, Restaurants and shops specialising in Dishes and products from all over the Globe!

Las Terrenas is a vibrant Cosmopolitan town with miles of undeveloped white sandy beaches fringed with palms and turquoise seas, to relax on or enjoy varied exciting water sports such as kite surfing, sailing, scuba diving and deep sea fishing.

Las Terrenas offers an international array of bars, restaurants, hotels. Boutique shops, internet cafes, large supermarkets, schools, medical facilities and supporting businesses of all kinds.

Las Terrenas is the perfect place to stay whether it’s just for a visit, a permanent move a holiday or retirement home.

Year on year we see an increase in tourists and home owners, both Dominicans and international clients from all corners of the world. Adding to these are the numerous visits from passengers of the various cruise ships that come to Samana!

This whole region has been designated by the government as one of particular importance with huge investment being spent on its infrastructure and developments by both the government and National and international investors.

More importantly are the strict building controls and restrictions to ensure that the beauty of the area and its unique charm are not lost.

We are already seeing the benefits from the huge investment the government approved for the area in 2008 this totaled almost 600 million US dollars

This includes our new international airport at Samana International at El Catey this has international flights to Europe and Canada. Jet-blue started 2 flights a week non-stop from New York.

The highway from Santo Domingo to Sanchez is complete along with the second highway called the “Boulevard Del Atlantico” takes you directly to Las Terrenas. Total journey time from the capital is 2 hours and to Samana International airport 20 minutes.

Introduction to Las Terrenas and the Samana Peninsula

World Wide Acclaim.

Lonely Planet named Dominican Republic among its “Top 10 Countries for 2013” in its “Best in Travel” honours. Lonely Planet draws upon the input of its staff, authors and online community for recommendations with the final list being decided upon by an in-house panel of experts.

Rough Guide gives top marks to Samana and Las Terrenas!

“It’s easy to appreciate the beauty of the SAMANÁ  PENINSULA, a thin strip of land poking out from the Dominican  Republic’s northeast corner into the Atlantic Ocean. Arguably the most appealing  part of the whole country” (more details)

“Set midway along the peninsula’s northern coast, LAS  TERRENAS has grown into one of the country’s tourist hot spots. (more details)

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Introduction to the Samana Peninsula and Las Terrenas