Playa Rincon - Las Terrenas
 
one of the ten bays more beautiful in the world
beautiful coral beach, emerald sea, excursions
 
 
 
     
 

 

 

 
PLAYA  RINCON IS  ESTEEMED  AS  ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING BAYS OF  OUR PLANET  AND  SO YOU CAN’T MISS IT WHILE  VACATIONING IN LAS TERRENAS, ALTHOUGH NOT SO CLOSE, SOMETHING LIKE TWO HOURS DRIVING FROM THERE START EARLY IN THE MORNING TO THE EAST SIDE,  CROSS THE SMALL TOWN  CALLED LIMON THEN UP TO THE HILLS WHERE IS THE WELL KNOWN NAMESAKE WATERFALL AND DOWN TO SANTA BARBARA DE SAMANA. 
 

 

Limon waterfall

 

 

Santa Barbara de Samana

 

ALWAYS STRAIGHT ON AND TURN  TO THE LEFT 7 / 8  MILES BEFORE REACHING  LAS GALERAS  (THERE ARE INDICATIONS ).

THE BEACH IS STILL HALF AN HOUR FAR FROM HERE.

IF YOU NEED A BREAK YOU’LL FIND THE “ IGUANARIO “  ( HOME OF THE LIZARD ) ON THE ROAD.

 

 

 
Iguanario
 
threatening Playa Rincon

 

 

THERE  IS A COASTAL PATH RUNNING PARALLEL TO  THE SHORE  SO THAT EVEN THE LAZIEST GUYS  WILL FULLY ENJOY  IT.  IT’S ABOUT  3 MILES LONG.

THE HILL’S TROPICAL FOREST SLOPING DOWN TO THE SEA  FORMS AN UNEQUALLED  LANDSCAPE.

 

 

Rincon east

 

panoramic view

 

WEATHER IS OFTEN FANCIFUL : LONG HOURS OF SUNSHINE AND THREATENING CLOUDS.

THIS IS WHAT I RECOMMEND: TAKE A LONG  SWIM IN THE ROCKIN’ EAST PART ( WATCHING  THE SEA ON THE RIGHT ).  BEACH UMBRELLAS  ARE AVAILABLE AND  A COUPLE OF TOURISTIC RESTAURANTS ARE WELL LOCATED.

THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO COME BACK TO THE WEST SIDE: WALKING AN HOUR,  SWIMMING  TWO HOURS  OR DRIVING  5 MINUTES.

THIS SIDE IS A LITTLE UNPLEASANT TO SWIM  AS IT’S MORE LOOKING TO THE WINDS.

 

 

looking toward west

 

HERE ENTER THE  CANO FRIO  CREEK  AND THAT’S WHY  I LIKE COMING HERE: 1,2 MILE  LONG  ALWAYS CLEAR WATERED  AND  LOVELY COLD.

IT’S EASY TO ASCEND   WALKING OR RENTING ROWING BOATS. DIVE AND DESCEND WITH THE STREAM DOWN TO THE SEA. SWIMMING IN THE STREAM IS EASY AND FUNNY; WITHIN THE “ MANGROVIE”  IS  REALLY FULL OF FISH AND THE WATER NICELY FORTIFYING.

 

 

 the "mangrovie"

 

 

Rio Cano Frio down by the sea

 

THERE  ARE TWO  “ COMEDOR “ FOR  LUNCH:  FISH AND LOBSTER ARE  ABSOLUTELY FRESH, HOOKED AT THE DAWN.   THEY JUST GRILL IT AT THE MOMENT WITH DIFFERENT VEGETABLES.

THE MOOD IS DELICIOUSLY  COZY AND NICE,  VERY DOMINICAN STYLE:  NATURAL AND FUNNY.

DAY WILL FLY AWAY LIKE THE BLINK OF AN EYE.

 

Grilled fish and lobster with fried platano