Las Terrenas

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Las Terrenas
Las Terrenas is located in the Dominican Republic
Las Terrenas
Las Terrenas
Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic
Coordinates: 19°19′12″N 69°31′48″W / 19.32000°N 69.53000°W / 19.32000; -69.53000Coordinates: 19°19′12″N 69°31′48″W / 19.32000°N 69.53000°W / 19.32000; -69.53000
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Samaná
Area[1]
 • Total 113.1 km2 (43.7 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 39,221
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Distance to
 – Santo Domingo

225 km

Las Terrenas is a town in the Samaná province of the Dominican Republic.

Samana was a famous slave trade port for the British in the early 17th century. Today, the people of this province are a mix of Taino, Spanish and African descent. The name is derived from the French phrase "la terriene" (the landowner).[3]

Las Terrenas is a new hotspot for foreigners and people from the Capital, Santo Domingo (SD). Since the completion of the new highway between Santo Domingo and Samaná, people from SD have started to come more frequently. The drive takes 2 hours from the center of Las Terrenas to the center of Santo Domingo. Also, the new airport El Catey is open for international flights, mainly used for connections to Europe and Canada. JetBlue started 2 flights a week non-stop from New York in 2012.

In the 2012 census, the town had a population of 10,865.

As of March 2012 the new highway portion between El Catey and Las Terrenas is also completed. In fact, all the roads are now asphalted.

Developments[edit]

Las Terrenas developed a new aqueduct which is ready and working as of 2013. Additionally, March 2012 saw a new fiber optic internet/TV/telephone system installed which has progressively improved communications and network connection.


The area of Coson just 2 miles from Las Terrenas is the new real estate Hotspot with five major projects finished, including: Playa Bonita Bay, Sublime Samana residences and resort (a Small Luxury Hotels of the World member), Bahia Estela, Colinas de Coson and Colina Al Mar. Colina Al Mar is considered the premiere location for those looking to take residence between the rising mountains and Coson bay. The Peninsula House 5 Star Hotel is also located in Coson, and is recognized as one of the leading hotels in the world today.

Las Terrenas Beach

References[edit]

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  2. ^ Censo 2012 de Población y Vivienda, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  3. ^ Vega, Bernado (2004). Brece historia de Samana. Santo Domingo: Fundacion Cultural Dominican. ISBN 9993427063. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 

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