Discovering Las Ballenas, the perfect family-friendly beachfront area

Discovering Las Ballenas, the perfect family-friendly beachfront area by RealeStateLasterRenas
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In this fourth episode of AS Films, we invite you to meet Playa Las Ballenas, a beautiful beach and residential area directly West of Las Terrenas, our gorgeous beach town in the province of Samana, North of the Dominican Republic. Loved for its strategic location steps away from the touristic center, many restaurants, and bars, this vast and sandy beach is perfect for people of all ages. Check out this video put together by our production team and enjoy

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Video of Las Ballenas

AS Films: In an effort to educate buyers to make the best decision when purchasing real estate in Las Terrenas, the Atlantique Sud Production team is publishing a series of short videos about Las Terrenas describing its lifestyle and real estate market. We will explore together the different areas, interview our clients about their home-buying journey, and much more. You can watch the entire playlist on youtube.

Playa Las Ballenas is a beautiful, grand, and clean beach. Fantastic for families! It starts right after the famous fisherman's village, where you find many fine restaurants, and ends with an enchanting river. With very few waves, Las Ballenas is safe for kids to swim and play on the beach. It is also a perfect area to snorkel. Our favorite spot to snorkel is at the end of Las Ballenas, on the left looking at the ocean, you'll find plenty of beautiful corals and tropical fishes.


Las Ballenas is well known by cyclists and runners enjoying the road along its beach to exercise. Others enjoy this wide beach to do aerobics yoga and meditation sessions feet in the sand. In the middle, we find fishermen ready to take it to the islands from where the name of the beach comes from. And when the wind is right, we are lucky to see some kite surfers enjoying themselves on the water.

Check this link on Tripadvisor if you want to learn more about all the activities to do in Las Ballenas.

Then there is a reef that makes it a good place for snorkeling, our favorite spot is at the very end of the beach. There, a small sailing club offers equipment for rent such as sailboats canoes kayaks, and paddleboards. Las Ballenas is also famous for its many beach restaurants and bars where you enjoy breakfast lunch and dinner with drinks.

There is also a little sailing school where you can rent sailboats and kayaks to discover the surrounding beaches and create your own mini-adventure.

Las Ballenas neighborhood Las Terrenas5 copy (1)

The street along the beach of Las Ballenas is a dead end, only people living, visiting, or working there are driving which makes it very quiet. Another reason why Las Ballenas is cherished by expatriates who've been living here for many years is its direct access to the town of Las Terrenas. Some other beaches like Playa Popy also offer the same convenience.

Perhaps its most distinctive trait is the many bars and restaurants spread along the beach, where food and drinks can be enjoyed feet in the sand. It is also one of the largest beaches of Las Terrenas, offering plenty of space for long chairs to lay comfortably or even play a beach volley game with friends. Everyone seems to find what they’re looking for until walking along the water to enjoy the gorgeous views and sunset

Here is a detailed map of Las Ballenas area.

Communities of Las Ballenas

In addition to the many villas, we find several condominiums and community steps from the beach. This residential area is filled with luxury properties in small size hotels or B&Bs.

Bonita Village

A large community of condos and villas located at the very end of Las Ballenas beach, in a very quiet and secluded area because the road results in a dead end with no through traffic.

Bonita Village Las Terrenas

Check out our listings for sale in Bonita Village.

Louisa apart-hotel

This new development made of 32 modern and comfortable condos is only a few steps away from Playa Las Ballenas. The hotel-like services, the quietness, and privacy make this complex a unique place.

Louisa apart hotel

Check out our listings for sale in Louisa Apart-hotel.

Don Cesar

Don Cesar will welcome you in his magnificent property in front of the sea with hundred of apartments and villas, in full center of the village of the fishermen,  The park of the Don Cesar consists of spacious two swimming pools and a tropical garden for your great pleasure.

Don Cesar condos in Las Ballenas

Check out our listings for sale in Don Cesar.


A gated community with spacious Caribbean villas with private pools.


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