Tourism information about Las Galeras Dominican Republic.

Information about Las Galeras Dominican Republic.

about Las Galeras and the Samana region in Dominican Republic


General information about the small village of Las Galeras

Bank & ATM Machine

There is only 1 main Bank in the town of Las Galeras
Banco de Reservas
Open Monday to Friday:
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
ATM Machine : Open 24 hours a day

You can see the location of the bank on the Go Las Galeras Map

Electricity | Electrical current - voltage

North American Standard 3 way plug - 110 Volts

National Holidays 2024

1 January > New Year's 
6 January > Epiphany
21 January > Altagracia
29 January > Duarte's Birthday
27 February > Independence Day
29 March > Good Friday
29 April > Labour Day
30 May > Corpus Christi
16 August > Restauration Day
24 September > Our Lady of las Mercedes
4 November > Constitution Day
25 December > Christmas Day

Samana International Airport (AZS)

Samana International Airport - El Catey ( AZS ) is located 60 kilometers from the town of Samana... Map of Samana Dominican Republic International Airport El Catey.

The new Samana International Airport El Catey has been opened since November 2006

The Airport is located about 75 kilometers ( 45 miles ) from the village of Las Galeras

Safety and Security

The whole Samana peninsula is actually one of the safest place on the island of Dominican Republic
POLITUR ( SECTUR ) is the Tourism Police force in Samana, with more than 60 agents patrolling Samana Peninsula towns, streets and beaches.

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Internet and WIFI

You will find many Internet connections in Las Galeras
Many restaurants and terraces offers FREE Internet WIFI

Weather of Las Galeras region (Samana)

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+ 10 Days Forecast about Las Galeras region (Samana)

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Cellular Phones in Las Galeras

There are 3 main providers of Cellular Phones Services in the Samana Peninsula
ALTICE (Ex ORANGE from France Telecom)
CLARO from Codetel
You will find some services in Las Galeras, but mostly in Samana City where you will find the main central offices of the providers.

Beaches in and around Las Galeras

Las Galeras main beach Main public beach in Las Galeras located at the end of the mainstreet downtown.

Grand Paradise beach Beach of the Hotel Grand Paradise located 1/2 Kilometer from downtown Las Galeras.

La Playita beach
Beautiful white sand beach located about 2 kilometers from downtown Las Galeras. The favorite beach of foreigners living in the region.

Playa Rincon Only 7 minutes away by boat from the main downtown beach in Las Galeras and also from La Playita beach.
Just ask anyone with a boat the best price to get there.

Playa Fronton / Playa Madame Totally spectacular and very secluded, about 12 minutes away by boat from the main beach downtown in Las Galeras.
Just ask anyone with a boat the best price to get there.

Whale Museum in Samana town

The Whale Museum and Nature Center
Open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm - ALL YEAR
Samana has one of the largest marine mammal sanctuaries in the World. It is a major center for Whale Watching activities in the migration season, every single year the Whales are here from January 15 th to March 31 st.
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