Playa Las Galeras
The road to this small fishing community just ends at a simple shack on the beach. Samana really ends here. So everything, metaphorically speaking, ends at the beach. The beach is also called Playa Grande here.
One of the major pleasures of staying in Las Galeras is losing all perspective on the world beyond. By all means, succumb to the temptation to do nothing more than lie on the beach and read a book. But – if you summon the will to resist – Las Galeras offers a wide variety of land- and water-based activities.
Las Galeras laid-back charms have not gone unnoticed. It draws a cosmopolitan mix of European and North American visitors, and it’s one of the very few independent-traveler-friendly locales in the entire Caribbean. Las Galeras is a popular destination for backpackers due to its remote beaches, the possibility of camping and hiking and the fact that it is literally on the end of the road of the peninsula.
There’s one, so called, intersection in Las Galeras, just 50m before the road dead-ends at the beach. Most of the hotels and restaurants are in walking distance from there.
There are perfect diving sites near Las Galeras around Cabó Cabron and Cabó Sámana. Aside of many coral gardens, you can do cave, wreck, wall dives. All dive-sites can be reached by boat. The dominant coral species in the Las Galeras area are common sea fans and sea rods. Around the caves and caverns, it is a good chance to see moray eels, in the sandy parts stingrays and when you have luck the awesome blue-spotted eagle rays.