With the opening of a brand new International Airport, El Catey, located 30 minutes from Las Terrenas this year and the construction of a new highway coming in from Santo Domingo, the capital city, cutting traveling time down to 1 hour and 30 minutes, Las Terrenas has seen a boom in Tourism and much attention by local authorities and large international investors.
Unspoiled white-sandy beaches, coconut-covered mountains, clear mountain streams winding through lush, tropical rain forests, vibrant coral reefs, internationally known whale-watching and many other attractions, a destination of adventure is awaiting your discovery.
Las Terrenas has a very interesting mix of cultures and nationalities where you never know which language will be spoken, but you can always be sure to get a genuine French croissant, a fabulous gourmet Italian pasta, and a Japanese Sushi dish to die for.
Census in Las Terrenas approximately:
Number of Dominican's 25,000
Number of Tourists in the area: Around 5,000-8,000 in high season (Aug, Dec-Apr,)
Number of ex pat's in the area. 5,000 (living in Las Terrenas for 6 months or more)
Around 2,000 to 4,000 Haitians, (This number has increased, and is flocculating)