Getting Here

From Las Galeras

On the main road (Calle Principal or Carretera 5) head towards the end of the road.

At the main intersection, about 200 yards before the beach, turn left on Calle Jimi Hendrix. At the end, make a sharp right turn to Hotel Villa Serena. Enter the hotel grounds and keep going until the end of the path. The El Pelicano Apart-Hotel buildings are on your left.

From Santo Domingo

By car

If you're coming from the airport, take the overpass that vears left to Santo Domingo. After 5 km on the Las Americas highway, turn right onto Highway 7 (there is a small sign to Samana). Follow Highway 7 (toll road, about 500 pesos) until the end and turn right onto Carretera 5 (direction Samana).

Carretera 5 will go though Sanchez and Samaná. In Samaná make you sure you stay on the main road that passes by the harbor before heading up into the hills. Leaving Samaná, Carretera 5 makes a sharp right turn, then continues through numerous small towns (Los Naranjos, Los Cacaos, El Frances) all the way to Las Galeras.

 

By public transportation

If you're coming from the airport, take a taxi to the Caribe Tours bus stop at the intersection of Highway 3 (Las Americas) and Highway 7. If you are coming from downtown Santo Domingo, take a taxi to the Caribe Tours bus terminal on Avenida 27 de Febrero (esq. Leopoldo Navarro). Take a ticket to Samaná (2.5 hours, 310 pesos). In Samaná the bus will drop you off at the terminal. Walk (10 minutes) or take a motoconcho (2 minutes) to the market. At the market, get on the guagua (mini-bus) to Las Galeras (1 hour, 100 pesos). Ask the driver to drop you off at "Gri-Gri" or "La Bodeguita", which is at the main intersection in Las Galeras.

From Las Terrenas

By car

Take Carretera 7 heading east out of Las Terrenas towards El Limón. In El Limón keep following the road to Samaná. At the intersection with Carretera 5, turn left and continue into Samaná. Make you sure you stay on the main road that passes by the harbor before heading up into the hills. Leaving Samaná, Carretera 5 makes a sharp right turn, then continues through numerous small towns (Los Naranjos, Los Cacaos, El Frances) all the way to Las Galeras.

 

By public transportation

Take a guagua (mini-bus) to El Limón (30 minutes) and a connecting guagua to Samaná (1 hour, 100 pesos). In Samaná the guagua will drop you off at the market, where you get on another guagua to Las Galeras (1 hour, 100 pesos). Ask the driver to drop you off at "Gri-Gri" or "La Bodeguita", which is at the main intersection in Las Galeras.