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Activities in and around Las Galeras

Whale Watching


From mid January to the end of March the humpback whales gather in Samana Bay to give birth and mate. The opportunity to see the whales perform their breathtaking maneuvers as the males compete for the females should not be missed.

Kim at Whale Samana is a Canadian who started the whale watching in Samana and is still recognized as the best tour operator.

Horseback riding

excursion playa rincon


Karin combines her infectious love of horses with her local knowledge to give you an in depth experience of Las Galeras in a fun way.

It is not just about the ride or the destination, but getting an understanding of the countryside and the plants, animals and people who live in it that makes a trip with Karin a very special experience.

Dive and Snorkel



There are a small selection of dive centers in Las Galeras where you can join a dive trip or take a dive course. One owner operator dive shop that has been in Las Galeras for some time now and is run by a lovely couple is Las Galeras Divers.

You can snorkel from any of the beaches or join one of the trips on offer from the dive shops in Las Galeras.

Day Trips

taino cave in samana



There are a number of tour operators in Las Galeras offering various excursions.

You can visit the capital, Santa Domingo, and Jarabacoa, the Dominican "Alps" on a day trip from Las Galeras.

Closer at hand are Jeep and Quad Safaris.

A day trip to the National Park Los Haitises to see mangrove swamps and taino cave drawings can be great with the right guide. Kim at Whale Samana can be recommended. This trip includes a sail across Samana Bay to the park and kayaking through the mangoves.

Dominican meal



Las Galeras is an oasis of calm offering most tourist amenities without the mega resort atmosphere.

There are approximately four shops for tourists, around ten places to eat, a few night spots to have a drink and two disco's where you can join the locals and dance the night away to the sounds of bachata and merengue.

Boat Trips


Boats are available for hire to visit local beaches or to go fishing..

Bring your binoculars, camera, easel, butterfly net or whatever and enjoy the countryside according to your own rhythm.





The trails in Cabo Samana are unmarked and the park is undeveloped. On trails used by local farmers you find your way to hidden beaches, caves, and viewpoints - a great sense of discovery. Local guides can be booked in advance at La Hacienda Hostel.

The possibilities are endless!



Las Galeras remains largely undeveloped as an adventure travel destination. There is huge potential for rock climbing, caving, surfing, and hand gliding, to mention just a few activities. All that's missing is you!

Phone 1.829.9398285 , Email: info@lahaciendahostel.com

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