Las Galeras boasts nine area beaches including Playa Fronton, La Playita, Playa Rincon and Playa Madama. Rock climbing and camping are popular in Playa Fronton. La Playita, a short walk from the Casa Dorado, has one of the best snorkeling reefs in the area.
Leonel offers a hike to Playa Rincón for Casa Dorado guests. The hike takes 1.5 hours and has majestic views. Upon arrival in Playa Rincón, you can order delicious fish and seafood lunches. You may hike back to Casa Dorado or arrange a return by boat.
Boat rides to Playa Frontón and Playa Rincón are available throughout the year. Whale Watching is possible from mid-January until mid-March. This amazing experience is not to be missed. Presently, it is usd$60 for a whale watching excursion with Dario, including a trip to Playa Frontón and lunch.
We recommend Karen for horseback riding tours: La Hacienda Hostel – Horse Riding. Other excursions include four-wheeler tours to Rincon and scuba diving. A short drive from Las Galeras is the El Limón Waterfall. Guides will lead you on foot or horseback to this remote, 200 meter high waterfall where you can swim in the natural pool under the falls.
The village has several restaurants, serving French, Italian and local Dominican specialties, and three nightclubs where you can practice your salsa and bachata moves.