Where in the world would be your favourite place to live?
Las Terrenas, in the Dominican Republic, is definitely one of those places I could see myself settling down at for a while.
In my last blog post I talked about Cabarete the windsurfing town in Dominican Republic, this time I will take you on a trip out on the peninsula Semana! Because of our limited time we decided to go the biggest town on the peninsula; Las Terrenas. We drove through beautiful mountains and rainforest until we came to this tiny busy but beautiful city! Since Airbnb worked so well in Cabarete we decided to book through them again and we got a fairly good deal within just a couple of hours.
Michelin star restaurant – La Terrasse
We arrived when it was dark and very calm, it was hard to get grip of the place and we weren’t sure we liked it. After strolling around on the beach trying to find a good restaurant we finally found a couple of small colourful houses along the water. I looked closer in my Lonely Planet and realized that one of the restaurants called La Terrasse was awarded with a Michelin star, so we just had to try it. It had a lot of people inside but we managed to get a table right at the beach.
The waitress was very kind and spoke good English, they recommended us trying their newly caught tuna, and so we did! My husband was in heaven, meaning it was delicious! Two tuna dishes, two glasses of wine, two beers and one pre course – 40 dollars! We were pretty impressed.
The next day we got a totally new impression of this place, it was just amazing! Cristal blue water, friendly people everywhere, seafood restaurants along the beach, surfing, kite surfing, snorkeling etc. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough days to discover all of it but we met a couple of Europeans who lived there and one French girl who was building and selling new condos along the beach. We thought; why not have a look. If we would have had the money we would have another house in Dominican Republic right now, not to expensive but amazing! See the apartments here.
Before we left, we had to see this beach everyone talked about; Playa Bonita. If you know Spanish you’ll understand (The beautiful beach). Yes, the name says it all. Probably one of the prettiest beaches I have ever seen. It was supposed to be a surfing place but unfortunately the waves weren’t good enough so I was a bit disappointed since I thought I would try out my new favorite sport again. We didn’t have much time because we had to head back to the airport with Wall-E so we couldn’t stay to long but we promised each other that we would come back to this place soon again.
To sum it up we loved the Dominican Republic, great people, beaches, atmosphere, food etc. Whish we had more time and money at the time, but that’s where we are heading!
Is Dominican something for you? Then read about the Surf town Cabarete!
The official Dominican Republic site (check out their interactive map)