A while ago we decided to spend a month in the Dominican Republic. We were not interested in the typical tourist spots; instead we looked for an area away from it all. We found this on the Samana peninsula, more specifically in Las Terrenas with its incredible Playa Bonita.
After arriving in Puerto Plata, we had to set out on an adventurous two and a half hour ride by van to Las Terrenas. People definitely drive differently there. But we made it without incident in spite of the driving and roads that consisted of more pot holes than asphalt.
We settled in at the Hotel Coyamar, a very nice but small, ten room establishment. After spending an evening in the Coya Bar we settled in for the night, looking forward to exploring the surroundings.
The hotel was only a few feet from the Playa Bonita, a beautiful bay overlooking the ocean. What followed were four weeks of total relaxation with great weather, great food and great people.
Evening at the Coya Bar
View of the Playa Bonita from the hotel
This restaurant served incredibly delicious grilled fish
Last evening at the Playa Bonita