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On the Samaná Peninsula, nature occurs in the drama of green, jungle-draped mountainsides, the sensuous curve of a perfect powder-white beach, the sight of a mother whale and her calf frolicking in the deep ocean waters. These are the images that first-time visitors take home from Samaná, inspiring them to return again and again.

It is for independent travelers, and thousands of Europeans have come as tourists and stayed, setting up businesses that give Samana its cosmopolitan vibe. Samaná City is the provincial capital; Las Galeras is the base for visiting the famous Playa Rincón beach; and Las Terrenas is the main town on the peninsula, but still retains a relaxed and easygoing beach town feel, with lots of small local shops, restaurants, bars and beach-clubs.

Go to Las Terrenas 19°18’39.7″N 69°32’34.1″W

Samana Life is all about living the authentic caribbean dream in your very own (second) home


…. some words on the barefoot, flip flop or Margaritaville lifestyle of Las Terrenas 

Las Terrenas is an authentic caribbean seaside enclave you probably don’t know about-but should. But Las Terrenas is no typical Caribbean beach town. Scratch the surface and you find one of the most interesting expat communities anywhere in the world. What sets the DR apart from other islands is its more sophisticated lifestyle — one that is strongly European. Santo Domingo, the oldest permanent European settlement in the New World, boasts impressive colonial architecture, along with modern shopping options. In the most appealing spot in the DR, you won’t have to worry about being the first expat in town. In Las Terrenas you’ll be welcomed by locals and expats alike. And you’ll enjoy a wide range of international products thanks to a diverse and multicultural local community.

Kathleen Peddicord, Live and Invest Overseas

Chic European women drive their personal ATVs down the dusty beach road, their designer handbags slung over their shoulder, baguettes in tow. My first impression of Las Terrenas was an image I conjured from Lonely Planet’s guide to the Dominican Republic . This expat haven I kept reading about formed a mental picture of a scrappy beach town on a French island like Martinique or Guadeloupe; a little rough around the edges with a hint of European sophistication- just the way I like it.  As we were walking out of a restaurant, the table of expat/locals bade us farewell and seemed genuinely happy and excited that we were participating in their community. It was refreshing, invigorating and delightful. NO WONDER people visit Las Terrenas and don’t want to leave!

Lindsay, The Traveluster

Top Reasons This Is The Best Of The Caribbean

1. Money

Your dream home at the beach at a fraction the cost. It’s hard to think of anywhere in the Caribbean that matches the opportunities on the Samana Peninsula in the DR to build or buy your dream home—at the beach, with stunning views, in an uncrowded location—for such an unbeatable low cost. High value to money.

2. Weather

The Samana Peninsula truly is blessed with unbeatable weather conditions. When living in the Dominican Republic, you enjoy summer temperatures and sunshine all year-round (average temperatures are between 73 and 87 degrees)… along with a nice Caribbean breeze, so it doesn’t feel that intensely hot. Just perfect.

3. Nature

Apart from the white sand, swaying palms, and turquoise waters that we all expect from the Caribbean, the Samana Peninsula is also home to lush forest, mountains, waterfalls, coral reef, as well as rare bird species… and year after  year it’s a favorite stopping-off point for migrating humpback whales from January through March.

4. Living Cost

Forget your idea of Caribbean pricing. You can live very well in the Dominican Republic on just US$1,355 a month (including many luxuries that you would have to do without on this same budget back home). Your weekly food shopping for two is about US $120,=  , including your  grocery items and delicious fresh fish, fruits, and vegetables.

5. People

Truly friendly people. The locals here are not just welcoming of new people — they go out of their way to help. Around the town of Las Terrenas, you will find lots off European expats that have been living there for decades.…  and a growing number of U.S. expats. Its very strong community spirit is what entices people to stay there.