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    Quote Originally Posted by Africaida View Post
    I spent my first Semana Santa in LT in April, it was not as bad as I heard. Outside of Punta Popy and Las Ballenas, crowd were manageable and more behaved. But, yes, it was crowded.

    Now, I wasn't as lucky as you, Dom from the capital rented a villa in our residencia. Reggaeton and Dominican rap for 2 days straight while smoking hookah in the shared pool, felt like a video. I cried tears of joy when they left, ready to listen to Verdi

    Las Galeras is even more beautiful than LT, just a little too quiet for me.


    That is cultura!! You must understand that. Verdi is european elitairism (according to some here).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulano2 View Post
    That is cultura!! You must understand that. Verdi is european elitairism (according to some here).
    I understand, I wasn't mad. I even like Dumbow, no worries, I partied too, it was fun. It s nice to see people having fun. After 48 hours though, I was just ready to hear something else at a lower volume.

    My name is the same as an Opera from Verdi...No elitism on my part

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    You didn't get it , I think. I am as european as can be, our culture is far superior. I love Verdi, I love Bach, Telemann, Handel, in fact all the baroque. Carribean music is just noise to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulano2 View Post
    You didn't get it , I think. I am as european as can be, our culture is far superior. I love Verdi, I love Bach, Telemann, Handel, in fact all the baroque. Carribean music is just noise to me.
    LMAO

    I dont really like classical music, love Caribbean music under 1,000,000 db
    Last edited by Africaida; 05-30-2017 at 01:41 PM.

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    Las Terrenas currently under feet of water due to torrential downpour, river bursting banks and flash floods.

    Matilda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Africaida View Post
    I spent my first Semana Santa in LT in April, it was not as bad as I heard. Outside of Punta Popy and Las Ballenas, crowd were manageable and more behaved. But, yes, it was crowded.

    Now, I wasn't as lucky as you, Dom from the capital rented a villa in our residencia. Reggaeton and Dominican rap for 2 days straight while smoking hookah in the shared pool, felt like a video. I cried tears of joy when they left, ready to listen to Verdi

    Las Galeras is even more beautiful than LT, just a little too quiet for me.
    Las Galeras is Gods living room. the ultimate spot on earth. and like Africaida hinted, do not go there if you are looking for excitement.. go to Punta Cana, and carouse with the dregs.

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    Las Terrenas unfortunately gets more than it's fair share of rain in an average year and the town itself does not handle it too well.

    That said it is not the town that made the resort popular and it's untidiness and narrows roads are drawbacks. It is those beaches with a wonderful rolling hills backdrop that make it standout. The town is rather restrictive especially at weekends and public holidays and for those that have lived there for lengthy periods in private residences on the beachfront, it can destroy the tranquility briefly that makes the place special at most times. Quads without silencers and jipetas with loud speaker systems just don't fit in with the normal daily routine.

    I most enjoyed staying in an apartment on Playa Bonita and it was such a quiet and relaxing place with calm swimming conditions at the east end and at times good breaking waves elsewhere. And then around the point at Punta Bonita and a short walk away you were on the calmest part of the long winding and beautiful Playa Coson. It was a great place to unwind and perfect if you like walking the beaches and swimming.

    Life on Playa Las Balenas was almost as good with good beach and swimming to be found at the west sheltered end.

    There are a variety of restaurants and the ambiance is definitely more European and the evenings tend to come to a close early. But the majority are there for the beach life. I would note that the street food and offerings of small outlets was always good too and there are some nice venues to enjoy a pastry and coffee in the morning or a cocktail and tapas for sundown. It is a town of very few bars aimed at the tourist market and that is probably a good thing because the place still is at it's core Dominican with modest foreign influence (Las Galeras even more so, as is Samana town).

    The whole Samana peninsula is good to explore and chill out especially of you are coming from the capital for a few days. You will keep finding virtually deserted lovely beaches beyond those that everyone is told to visit. The pace of development is still slow and Las Galeras remains a calm backwater. Playa Coson is not developing as expected nor is Playa Rincon and so this part of DR will remain a good truly Dominican tourist destination to get away from the routines of life.......and a bit of French and Italian influence is no bad thing in managed doses.

    I do hope the OP does venture beyond the AI at Portillo next trip and my advice for a next trip would be a place to suit your budget on either Playa Bonita or Playa Coson which keeps you out of the town if it is tranquility that you seek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulano2 View Post
    You didn't get it , I think. I am as european as can be, our culture is far superior. I love Verdi, I love Bach, Telemann, Handel, in fact all the baroque. Carribean music is just noise to me.
    if it does not make you want to dance, it is not music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    Las Terrenas currently under feet of water due to torrential downpour, river bursting banks and flash floods.

    Matilda
    I am here.........manic this morning.....staying in the hostel.......water was coming up the steps...owners said worst for five years...........rose about six feet in an hour.....

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