Las Terrenas, in the picturesque Samaná province of the Dominican Republic, is rapidly becoming the new hotspot for visitors and those traveling from the DR's larger cities. There's a new highway that's a source of much pride connecting the capital Santo Domingo with Samana that takes only two hours of drive time. There are also direct flights from NYC to Samana.
Las Terrenas is a former fishing village that now bursts with color. A variety of restaurants and accommodations abut a white sand beach. It's wallet friendly and traveler friendly and absolutely a great place to spend a few days or a week.